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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-09-2017, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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I have had this router since new and it has been great ....But, since last year or so the switch is becoming a PIA.
The switches on these routers are fully enclosed and really fun to put back together. I have had mine out and apart probably 5-7 times in the last couple years... The reason is that somehow this sealed unit is letting one little piece of sawdust in and of course it rests between the contacts ..
I'm on the verge of potting the whole switch in dielectric silicone grease but before I go that route I thought I would ask of anyone else has a solution...
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PS I have this mounted mostly full time on my table....
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I have never had a problem with my switch but then I don't use. I leave it on all the time and have it plugged into a receptacle with a switch mounted on the front of the table. If you only use it in the table like I do, putting an external switch on the table will be a lot less work.
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Can you figure out where the dust is leaking in from? Maybe a little silicone sealant would stop that. If you never took it out of the table I would say do something like Mark did or wire it direct and bypass the switch and use an auxiliary.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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I have never had a problem with my switch but then I don't use. I leave it on all the time and have it plugged into a receptacle with a switch mounted on the front of the table. If you only use it in the table like I do, putting an external switch on the table will be a lot less work.
I had a similar issue with mine. I called tech support & even though they were bought out, the technician suggested that I try to blow it out with compressed air. I did and it worked fine after that. Mine too is always mounted.
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That will clear it for now Jim but if dust got in once, chances are good it will again unless you can figure out why and stop it.

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