Makita 3612C Spindle Lock Problem
Hi, Im new to the forum and although ive done a fair bit of basic routing Im far from being expert in any way, anyway Im in the process of building a fairly large cabinet and i will need to do a fair bit of hand routing, and I feally dont want to remove my big old Elu out of its table, so a golden opertunity to try out a secondhand Makita 3612c I picked up a few months ago,,,untill I tried to remove and old bit that came with it, the spindlelock button will not lock the spindle and ive realised that the problem is that the lock pin is not really entering the hole in the spindle, it drops in by perhaps .5 of a mm and then under pressure rides out. Ive removed the pin and its okay but I can see the edge is knocked off, but the real problem seems to be that the Spindle is out of line with the lock pin, feeling with a twist drill the spindle ( ie the armature shaft) seems to have dropped slightly and the lock pin cannot enter the hole. Before I stone off the end of the pin has anyone else had this problem, is it a bearing or thrust washer problem,,any replies most greatfully received,
I really wish it did not have a spindle lock at all,,Im happy with two spanners!