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I've had a Freud 3000 mounted in a table for just on a year now. I routinely blow and vacuum the router and chamber but lately it has felt a bit sticky winding it up and down for height. I got it out of the table today and sure 'nuf, the plunge rods were pretty sticky. Cleaned them up with automotive brake cleaner and coated them with a dry graphite lube and everything all better. Problem is I noticed that the protective bellows just wedge into reliefs in the base and the tension from the belows when the router is fully extended, just pulls them loose offering no protective shielding. I'm thinking of glueing them into to the reliefs on the base. Any thoughts on this or any suggestions on what adhesive. I know of several that will work but getting them back apart would probably be a whole new issue.

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John, graphite is an abrasive and I would not recommend using it on anything. There are other dry lube products available that will not cause wear.

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John.. I've found that hot glue makes for a decent "Temp" bonding agent. When the time comes, a heat gun will loosen things right up...

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Hot Glue - good idea.
Mike - that's the first I've ever heard of graphite refered to as "abrasive". I've always used it as a lubricant. Messy is usually what I hear about graphite.

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