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What kind of dry lubricant would you suggest for the plunge posts to keep them operating smoothly?

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What kind of dry lubricant would you suggest for the plunge posts to keep them operating smoothly?

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Hi Rick, Welcome to the forum. I like the spray dry graphite lube from NAPA. Some guys will recommend candle wax also. I like the graphite because it is in some sort of liquid carrier that flashes off very quickly but still carries the powder into otherwise inaccessible places. Just gotta be careful applying it. If you get it on somewhere you don't want it is tough to remove.
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Scotchbrite pad. Dust sticks to lubricant.
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Hi Rick

I use a Teflon lube, that you can get from most hardware stores, you don't want to put anything on that will act like a magnet for router dust..most lubes are oil base or wax that you don't want to use..

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I use a Silicon spray
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Silicon spray should be kept well away from wood, the most microscopic drop on a project will leave a blemish whatever finish is used.
I personally occasionally "spray" a minute amount of CRC on the pillars and that maintains a smooth plunge action, for me.

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Johnson or Minwax paste wax. LPS 1 also works well.

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