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I bought the Bosch 1617evspk Plunge and fixed base router a few months ago and I've loved it. This is my first router and it's been excellent. Used it to build a dining table from 3" thick redwood slab. Now, when I swap the motor between the table and the plunge base, I'm having a really hard time sliding the motor into either base. It requires a ton of force. Can I use some sort of lubricant? Any advice?

Also the plate in my table is sagging considerably, rendering it pretty useless. Its the one that came with the table? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
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I bought the Bosch 1617evspk Plunge and fixed base router a few months ago and I've loved it. This is my first router and it's been excellent. Used it to build a dining table from 3" thick redwood slab. Now, when I swap the motor between the table and the plunge base, I'm having a really hard time sliding the motor into either base. It requires a ton of force. Can I use some sort of lubricant? Any advice?

Also the plate in my table is sagging considerably, rendering it pretty useless. Its the one that came with the table? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.
Lots of the forum members have this router set. Unfortuneately, I am not one of them. However, I would suggest looking to see if your bases are perhaps out of round or if the bottom of the motor is burred. Also, is there anything like a pitch buildup on the motor? Everyone on the forum who own that router set have highly endorsed it.
Before anyone can help you with the sagging plate issue you should post more info such as material type, thickness, brand, size, etc.
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HI Gregg

A real long shot, take a hard look at the motor for any small cracks, you can pickup some spray from the auto parts store to find them ..the motor should side in nice and easy without the need of any hammer or any other device..

If you don't find any errors in the motor take it down to store you got it from and side it in one they have on hand..same error ask them to replace it..

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I bought the Bosch 1617evspk Plunge and fixed base router a few months ago and I've loved it. This is my first router and it's been excellent. Used it to build a dining table from 3" thick redwood slab. Now, when I swap the motor between the table and the plunge base, I'm having a really hard time sliding the motor into either base. It requires a ton of force. Can I use some sort of lubricant? Any advice?

Also the plate in my table is sagging considerably, rendering it pretty useless. Its the one that came with the table? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks.



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Hi Gregg:

Welcome to the Router Forums!

I have two of the 1617EVS. A few years ago, when I had only my first one, it too became difficult to insert and remove from the base and to adjust the height in the fixed base.

At the recommendation of my father (a retired machinist), I applied silicone grease to the metal part of the motor unit's case. This worked, but the grease held sawdust quite well.

Then, after cleaning off the grease, I applied a coat of paste wax, let it dry and then buffed it. No more sticking. When I see a sign of stickiness, I re-apply the paste wax. It works a charm and doesn't collect sawdust.

When I got my second 1617EVS, I applied paste wax to it before using it. No problems to date.

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