Hi Mike, whilst the advice you give is sound, I'm surprised that you say routers have needle bearings. Every router that I've stripped for repair or just cleaning have had ball bearings, these brands include Makita, Bosch, Ryobi, Black & Decker, Hitachi and even a Porter Cable. I haven't had cause to strip my Triton, but I suspect that it too has ball bearings. It would of course be nice to have needle or better still tapered roller bearings.
I wonder if Bj, our multi talented member would say a few words.
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