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I bought a router CHEAP at a yard / estate sale. The goal was to use it in a dedicated fixture. Problem is that I cannot get the base to adjust on the motor.

It is a Bosch 1604 with 0 60 19054 39 motor and 3 605 702 600 base.

It had obviously been sitting for a while. A bit was frozen in the chuck, but some WD-40 squirts over two days fixed that.

Completely loosened (bolt out) the clamp, but it will not turn. Encouragement from a rubber mallet didn't help either.

Anyone still have or know about these?

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The motor is a straight "barrel" and the base is most likely corroded enough that they are seized together.


If you've got the locking bolt out completely then the only thing I could suggest is the let some lubricant work it's way down between the motor and base and see if that will loosen it up.

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try spraying some penetrating oil like Liquid wrench followed by a heavy dose of encouragement therapy

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Absolute last desperate measure if all else has failed is to try some Coca Cola. The phosphoric acid in it might eat through the corrosion. Many years ago we used to use it to loosen split truck rims.

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The motor is a straight "barrel" and the base is most likely corroded enough that they are seized together.
Tom - really appreciate the pictures. It is as simple as it seems, but I was worried that I was missing something really obvious and simple.

I'm not sure if the WD-40 will work that good since the surfaces are plastic and aluminum. That will be first and cola idea sounds like it would work as the second attempt.

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Tom - really appreciate the pictures. It is as simple as it seems, but I was worried that I was missing something really obvious and simple.

I'm not sure if the WD-40 will work that good since the surfaces are plastic and aluminum. That will be first and cola idea sounds like it would work as the second attempt.

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Hi Steve, I would be concerned about the sugar as stuff in the coke gumming it up some more. About the best penetration oil I've found is PB Blaster, available at any parts store. Also, automotive brake cleaner will blow out and clean up a lot of junk. A plus here is that is leaves no residue.
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try spraying some penetrating oil like Liquid wrench followed by a heavy dose of encouragement therapy
Add some time between the liquid wrench and encouragement therapy. That stuff needs time (at least a half hour?) to work.

I work at a community bike shop, we see a lot of siezed parts, some of them soak in oil for a long time before they come free. The worst is two different metals clamped together, galvanic corrosion is a pain.
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A good heat gun works well, a LITTLE heat will free almost anything..
Rap the motor with a wet rag and heat the outside motor frame (case) and it will come free with a little tap the norm..

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Hi Steve, I would be concerned about the sugar as stuff in the coke gumming it up some more. About the best penetration oil I've found is PB Blaster, available at any parts store. Also, automotive brake cleaner will blow out and clean up a lot of junk. A plus here is that is leaves no residue.
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You could always try diet coke...

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I finally got to the WD40 advise and it worked. First I applied it from one side, waited couple hours and applied from the other side, then let sit overnight. Just slight bit of persuation with a rubber mallet and it seperated.

It is still tight after sanding the inside of the base with 220 and using a green pad on the router housing. I am goning to let it dry a day or so before doing anything else.

So, now for the gloat. The Makita, two (2) Bosch Colts and a Craftsman Router Lathe for $90. The router lathe only looks to be missing the crank handle.

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