The Proper Triton Mount

TWC are busy fabricating a new batch of mounts (due in the next week or so) for Triton router owners to be able to fit the Triton router to the TWC, and in the meantime they’ve sent down one of their original prototypes so I can get my Triton router secured properly. So in these photos, the finish is not their usual refined version, but at least you can see how their mount is specifically designed for the Triton.

Step 1 is removing the plunge base from the Triton router. The way TWC have come up with to mount a wide variety of plunge routers is to remove the base, and use the post holes to locate the router, and the router plunge lock to secure it in position.

On the Triton router, remove the plunge spring….

Remove the Plunge Spring

Then wind the router down until the top of the post is accessible. On top is a circlip preventing the router from otherwise coming apart.

Remove the Circlip

The elegance of this solution is how easy it is to reverse the process on a whim, and return the router to full handheld operation.

This is also a perfect opportunity to give the internals a bit of a compressed air cleanout.

Separating the router from the base

Finally, wind the router to maximum height, and pop it off the uprights.

Prototype of the Triton Router Mount on the TWC

The Triton router mount is quite unique, and takes into account the specifics of the Triton router design. As mentioned, this was a prototype, so the actual version has changed. The long pin engages the the hole that has the plunge lock. It needed to be long enough to reach up to where the plunge lock is on the router. There is a scalloped area so the original Triton gearing does not impact on (and get damaged by) the pin. The shorter pin is drilled eccentrically so you can fine-tune the fit (neat solution)

Triton Router Mounted

Once mounted, the router is absolutely solid, and yet by utilising the plunge lock it means the router is quickly and easily removed and replaced (such as for bit-changing). Of course it means you’ve lost most of the functionality of the Triton router, but it is about a minute job to return it to being a standard Triton router. In this orientation, it is still a 2400W, soft start, variable speed router.

TWC Dust Collection

Finally, dust collection has been well sorted, with the optional dust shroud. It has brushes around the perimeter and is simple to remove when necessary. (In this photo it is slightly off-centre, again because the Triton mount is an older prototype).

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