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I have a Bosch 1617 EVS PK. It's not had heavy use. Lately after a plunge cut, it won't easily return to the top position. I have to shake it or try to hold the base while pulling the motor up.

No doubt someone here will have advice on how to cure this little problem.

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I have a Bosch 1617 EVS PK. It's not had heavy use. Lately after a plunge cut, it won't easily return to the top position. I have to shake it or try to hold the base while pulling the motor up.

No doubt someone here will have advice on how to cure this little problem.

Thanks for reading.
separate motor from base...
clean and polish both mating surfaces...
wax w/ furniture paste wax...
reassemble...
set the base clamp to persnickety setting...
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Also check/clean columns on plunge base--not used much might mean some accumulated crud. Johnson's paste wax on those as well.

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...not used much might mean some accumulated crud.

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Cleanup as described and paste wax does it for me.
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.....and when you've done all of the above, put it to more use. We all get crickety when we're idle.
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Paste wax sounds good but I was thinking about graphite. Your opinions please.

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Measure once cut twice and it's still to short.
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Paste wax sounds good but I was thinking about graphite. Your opinions please.
Clean & paste wax. Johnson's or equivalent with NO additives, especially no silicone. In the furniture polish area NOT the automotive aisle. Also is a great final finish for wood.

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The graphite will come off on everything, Don. Too much bother trying to avoid transferring the black stain.
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Paste wax sounds good but I was thinking about graphite. Your opinions please.
Nononononoonononnonononononoooooooooooooooooooo!!! !!!!!

you will hate you if you use graphite...
go w/ the wax.....
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