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    • Totally agree with this.  The Triton routers use only 1 wrench.  I now make sure that I raises the bit about 1/8" up from the bottom of the collet before tightening.  I have not had a bit slip since I started doing this.  BTW,  if you have tightened the bit when it is bottomed out too many times and it has slipped too many times, you may have to replace your collet.
    • Drew, here is a link to answer your question about your lawn. The ABC extinguisher contains monoammonium phosphate and is pressurized with nitrogen. A MSDS, or I think they call it something else now, can be had on Not sure why I can’t copy and paste but the site is In summary, MAP or monoammonium phosphate is a key ingredient in agricultural fertilizers. My lawn is the greenest on the street.  As far as training with one, yes, discharging an extinguisher on a live fire is an excellent idea. Aim at the base of the fire and not the flame with a gentle sweeping motion.  Obtaining a charged extinguisher for training should be no problem. Every 12 years, this extinguisher requires a hydro-test which is usually more expensive on a smaller extinguisher like the 5 lb. and customers usually opt to purchase a new one leaving the service company, in our case, with literally hundreds of extinguishers each year to dispose of. They have to be completely emptied for a landfill to accept them as they are pressurized. We give folks a soft drink and a hug to take them. Most are just 12 years old and are in perfect condition.   
    • I'm wondering if this is an environmental thing.  I have never had a router bit slip.  I generally use the two wrench / one hand method to tighten so I am not super-tightening things.  I do keep my bits and collets clean and dry.  From what @MWA has posted maybe this is a Triton thing?  Seems odd.  Some makers have really wimpy collets.  See the De Walt versus a Milwaukee below. My dad ran a Triton for years without issue but this would be a Triton circa 2007-ish(?).
    • Yep.  Multiple choice.  Drill a starter hole with your keeper Forstner bit then finish the depth with your Harbor Freight Forstner bit with the center spur ground off . . . or . . . use a bowl bit.
    • @Ronn W's method works with a pattern bit in the router that has the bearing at the shank end of the cutter. That eliminates the need to offset the hole size, if you have such a bit. You might also use the forstner bit, and clamp a block across a narrow chisel to serve as a depth gauge so you can scrape the bottom smooth.
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