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Hi all,

I have adjusted my Triton router so that it slides like Bob and Rick's routers when they use in the table.

Previously, I used to use the adjusting and micro adjusting knobs.

Would like to know if any of the members use any lubrication on the router posts and if so, what?

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Hi James

I do ..I use DuPont dry lub,,it's Teflon base stuff...I should say it's water base and the Teflon moves the water out of place when it's dry out...unlike oil base lube it will not at as a magnet for saw dust..the teflon will stay on ..
Many of the router bit lubes are the same thing..

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Hi all,

I have adjusted my Triton router so that it slides like Bob and Rick's routers when they use in the table.

Previously, I used to use the adjusting and micro adjusting knobs.

Would like to know if any of the members use any lubrication on the router posts and if so, what?

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I use Dri Flo, a Teflon lube on mine.
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Looks like it's off to Bunnings for some Teflon spray...

(Bunnings is our HD/Lowes)

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James, I keep Teflon and Silicone products well away from wood, the tiniest micro-drop prevents any finish from taking, leaving a spotted surface. I occasionally give a squirt of CRC to the pillars.

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STP here. You have to clean the posts every now and then, but you have to anyway. I think my lifetime supply was less than $3.00.
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I'm with Tom and use STP with no problem. If I remember correctly the tip on STP actually came from Bob and Rick.
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I use Mr Sheen (furniture spray for those non aussies ;-) )
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I use Mr Sheen (furniture spray for those non aussies ;-) )
Unfortunately the container doesn't state what it contains, it simply says "made from local and imported ingredients" I'll give it a miss and leave it in my wife's polishing box.

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