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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-26-2014, 09:42 AM Thread Starter
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Loving this forum, loads of intresting info, truble is, its so good, I have spent to much time reading it.
I am tryint to build a router table, I have a kreg bench top, but would like one that I can keep out, but push out the way when not in use.
I have been using a screw car jack to lift the router, which has worked pritty well but whilst I am making a cabinet i thought I might have a go at somthing a bit better?
The only trouble is the routers I have, (De Walt 1/2 and ?14 inch) are both fixed plunge routers. So what ever I use must incorprate this? As I say its work so far with the jack, but now and then, it can get a bit stiff, most likly the dust, I clean it of and its ok for a while. I have not lubbed the shafts as I think it might stick the dust even more??? do you think it would be ok to lubb???

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Personally I would keep what you have until you can afford a plunge router then perhaps you could make a simple pedal operated lift similar to this one of mine which I based on a design made from wood by a late very clever member, Niki.
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Hi Paul,
wash the jack with degreaser, then lube with dry lube. I prefer super refined graphite, in our neck of the woods sold as Just-a-puf, obtained from most decent padlock suppliers. I don't like the chain dry lube used on motorcycles, as I found that it attracted wood dust.
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 04-28-2014, 07:55 AM Thread Starter
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Thank for the replys. I will stick with what I have but try the dry lubb.

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HI, Paul.

Not only the forum, woodworking is also adictive.

Welcome to this corner.

We, woodworkers are everywhere!!!
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