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Hi All, I've never posted here but have been lingering for a while, picking up cool tips and tricks. I'm working on a large project that has been requiring frequent use of both my fixed base and plunge base for my Bosch 2.25 HP router.

Last night when trying to remove the router from the fixed base to swap over to the plunge base, I noticed it was nearly impossible to get that sucker out. With the help of my wife tugging on one part and me tugging on the other we finally got it out. I looked it over for a while and nothing out of the ordinary stood out, so I went ahead and inserted it into the plunge base. Now it seems very tight in the plunge base...I can get it out but it requires setting it on the floor and standing on the plunge base while I tug and turn on the router.

Anybody had similar problems or have any suggestions. Like I mentioned, I have looked it over and can't see any obvious places where it might be binding up. Thanks in advance for any insight you might have.
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I have a Bosch 2.25hp router and have never had this problem with it. If it won't come out, something is binding. Look closer for scrapes, brinelled material and such. Since you have the same issue with both bases, check the motor body carefully. It won't take much to make it stick. Check the alignment pin for abnormalities and check the grooves in the bases to see if there's any rubbing. A small burr could be all that is wrong.

Lastly, this is unlikely but if you're trying to remove the motor right after you've run it, it could be a heat issue. If the motor housing is warm, it may be binding in the base. You may need to adjust the clamp lever. I assume you are releaseing the clampl lever before removing the motor. ASlso, you have to rotate the motor a bit as you remove it from the base.

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Thanks for the info...I'll take a closer look at the motor housing tonight. The router got lots of use yesterday so the heat could be a factor. It's pretty stiff in both bases, so agree that it's probably an issue with the motor housing. Any ideas if I find a small bur on the motor housing?? Maybe steel wool could do the trick to knock it down?
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Hi WyoCheese:

I had that problem. Solved it by applying a paste wax to the motor unit. No problems since.

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Thanks for the info...I'll take a closer look at the motor housing tonight. The router got lots of use yesterday so the heat could be a factor. It's pretty stiff in both bases, so agree that it's probably an issue with the motor housing. Any ideas if I find a small bur on the motor housing?? Maybe steel wool could do the trick to knock it down?

A metal file would work. I don't think steel wool would remove a burr.

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I put a lite smearing of high quality synthetic grease on the inside of the housing to help removal and adjustment.

It's possible that there might be galling between the two parts if they fit together that hard. Preventing any galling is another reason I use grease.
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I 2nd the paste wax. I never used wax on any of my tools until recently. I put some on my table saw surfaces and it makes a world of difference.
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