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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-11-2016, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Red face Problems with Bosch 1617EVS Plunge base

I purchased a barely used 1617EVS package that has the regular base the Plunge base and an additional base which I assume is for the router table, which I also have. I was trying to setup the Plunge base with the edge guide and I found out I am missing some parts.
I got a good deal so having to get some parts is not a huge issue. When I was seeing if the plunge worked properly I noticed that the plunge was hard to push down. I have a 3.25 Triton router and that goes down easy.
Does anyone know if there is some lubrication that needs to happen on the two shafts that take the plunge down. The locking lever is operating correctly but it just seems the shafts need something. The owners manual does not mention anything about lubricating that moving part.

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bad news is that if the router was dropped and things could be out of alignment...
better news is that the columns need cleaning and dry lubed..
if the base has been treated to WD-40 this wasn't a good thing... VOE...
also... call Bosch CS...

just in case...

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Thanks guys for the replies. This router was barely used. I doubt if the plunge base was ever on the router. So, I am going to try a good cleaning first. Sometimes the residue from manufacturing is just hardened and sticks. I don't think it was dropped.
When you mention a dry lubricant, I think of graphite like I use in a lock to loosen things up? Or what?

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lord no on the graphite...
you'll regret that one... VOE...

I like TriFlow... a lot...
Triflow - Tri-Flow Pin Point Lubricator

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Got it. Glad I asked.
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Thanks, useful questions and answers. Have not yet used my plunge base and I think I'll get some of the tri flow.
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Is Tri-Flow the lubricant you use for table saw parts? Seems there was a string on dry lubricant for table saws awhile ago. I think I'm overdue.
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Is Tri-Flow the lubricant you use for table saw parts? Seems there was a string on dry lubricant for table saws awhile ago. I think I'm overdue.
yes.....

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