Hello, Anthony! Welcome to the router Forum: This may not sound like the best way to repair, but I would clean up the router, especially the tube runs, and the tubes! There is also a brake mech. that holds the router solid in the plunged state. Try to clean that up also. The best thing that You can do is dry polish the tubes, and all to do with the plunge function. DO NOT use lube of any kind! It only collects very fine dust and helps to make the plunge operation seem a bit hard. When all is apart, You can use a cleaner to remove the grease that stays, and use a dry rag, possibly with an abrasive cleaner and bring the tubes to a fine appearance. Once clean, You can put on latex gloves so as to keep it clean. I think You will be able to tell the difference. There are those who use there own method. This isn't the only way, or the best way, so check out all the post!
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