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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-07-2012, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
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Hi members. I have had the fixed body component of this kit attached to router FT1700 VCE and mounted in a table for about a year, working well. Recently when using the above table device to raise the router it rises about one inch and then binds. I find I am having to support underneath the router body to help the router to rise smoothly. My first instinct was to lubricate the barrel of the fixed base but I think I read a comment that lubricants and wood routers don't go well together, so I am reluctant to use a teflon, graphite or other based lubricant on the barrel of the router to try to help. Any suggestions. Oldrusty.
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Hi members. I have had the fixed body component of this kit attached to router FT1700 VCE and mounted in a table for about a year, working well. Recently when using the above table device to raise the router it rises about one inch and then binds. I find I am having to support underneath the router body to help the router to rise smoothly. My first instinct was to lubricate the barrel of the fixed base but I think I read a comment that lubricants and wood routers don't go well together, so I am reluctant to use a teflon, graphite or other based lubricant on the barrel of the router to try to help. Any suggestions. Oldrusty.
Hi Rusty - After a year under the table, I suggest you seperate the motor and base and clean it up really well. Dry lubricants are OK, I used spray graphite on mine but wax, teflon lube or even parrafin should work OK. You may also need to get to the lead screw and clean it. Sounds like it may be binding. Item #12 on your parts list is the depth support adjusting screw. Looks like it may be a kit or an assembly as the screw and follower both have the same number. If the body and base are clean and move freely, that would be my next guess. You may also want to give Freud a call as those had a 5 year warranty.

Oh yeah, the Canadian number is 905-670-1025

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Thanks John. I will give your suggestions a try and if they don't solve the problem I'll contact Freud Canada. Thanks again Oldrusty
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