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I am new to the router forum and I am looking for help. I feel the router is the most valuable tool in my shop. I have been woodworking for better than 50 years.
My best router is my Hitachi M 12V. I have been using this router in a table for the last 5 years. All of the sudden it has seized on its guide posts. What is the best way to free this up?

any suggestions appreciated.
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I hope some one knows something as I am so new to things I can only guess that guide posts are the part a plunge base goes up and down on and not even really sure I guessed right.
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Hello to all,
I am new to the router forum and I am looking for help. I feel the router is the most valuable tool in my shop. I have been woodworking for better than 50 years.
My best router is my Hitachi M 12V. I have been using this router in a table for the last 5 years. All of the sudden it has seized on its guide posts. What is the best way to free this up?

any suggestions appreciated.
Welcome to the forum; it is a good chance that the guide posts are filled with sawdust after being in the upside down mode for so long; no problem to remove and give them a good clean out, this happened to my Makita many years ago. Now there is no chance of them blocking any more as I use the router mainly in the plunge mode. There are many here who can assist you getting what you want to do with a router. Just as a reminder; there is more that can be achieved when the router is held in the plunge mode, with the aid of template guides. Check out the material below.
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Hello to all,
I am new to the router forum and I am looking for help. I feel the router is the most valuable tool in my shop. I have been woodworking for better than 50 years.
My best router is my Hitachi M 12V. I have been using this router in a table for the last 5 years. All of the sudden it has seized on its guide posts. What is the best way to free this up?

any suggestions appreciated.
Take a look at this web site, detailed photographs showing what you need to know. How about in return for this information, you fill in your profile, it makes it so much easier for other members to deal with any questions you may have, and this really is a friendly forum.

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