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Hi guys, seems like a troll thread but.. it's not :P.

I'm new to routing, I just got a new router and I want to install it in a router table, the model is DW611PK.

The problem I have, is that I can't unscrew the Philips screws that hold the acrylic base to the aluminum body.. they are incredibly strongly screwed there..

I'm afraid the more I try the more the little cross like figure of the screw is going to get more like a little "basin", making it impossible to unscrew.

I didn't try DW40 yet, and I only used a manual screwdriver, not an electric one.

What would you do?, keep trying risking to never being able to unscrew it again?, or any other method?.

Thanks!.
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Welcome to the forum. I'm sure someone with the same unit will help with your inquiries.

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I didn't try DW40 yet, and I only used a manual screwdriver, not an electric one.

What would you do?, keep trying risking to never being able to unscrew it again?, or any other method?.

Thanks!.
skip the WD...
add heat (hair dryer/heat gun)...use and impact to tighten a fuzz...
reverse impact and remove the screws...

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You mean an impact driver?, do they work better than doing manually?.
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Yes he means impact driver, the hammers inside the driver will loosen the screws up, they do make a hand held driver that you hit with a hammer but don't recommend it for what you are trying to do.

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You mean an impact driver?, do they work better than doing manually?.
yes..

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You mean an impact driver?.
do you have one???

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do you have one???
No, but since I'm starting with this I was considering buying one.

I was thinking about something like a Dewalt Dcf886, would do the job?.
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The main thing is make sure the screwdriver or bit is an exact fit to the slots in the screws. Usually bits fit better than a lot of hand held screwdrivers. I would try to find a screwdriver that uses interchangeable bits. They work much better.

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What they said! They make manual ones as well. I use mine on larger screws than what you're faced with. Not sure how gentle it'd be with the smaller fasteners...
Canadian Tire - Mastercraft 8-piece Impact Driver Set customer reviews - product reviews - read top consumer ratings
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Obviously this isn't going to help you in Argentina, but they are available.
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