STP on router tubes - Router Forums
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-14-2005, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
reible's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,702
Default STP on router tubes

On my weekend project I found that they ask me to use STP on the slides on my plunge router. STP the auto product. Many years ago they had some big sommo(spelling?) guy trying to hold a screwdriver dipped in this motor oil additive.... remember that ad?

Anyway since the project also called for me to put the springs back in my plunge router that is table mounted I figured why not give it a try. Now my router has rubber boots over the tubes so the amount of sawdust getting to the tubes is limited to what sneaks in little vent holes. I went to an auto parts store and got a small bottle of it and it was even thicker then I remembered from way back when... I use to use it in my cars back in the '60's.

As with any oil you need only a thin film so I q-tipped some on then spread it with my fingers. Put the router back together and it sure moved smooth.

I am not saying everyone should run out and do this but I would be interested if someone else tried this and then compare notes later..... I still can't work in the garage much but it's getting closer.... so this is a very short term result of my test.

reible is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 07:34 AM
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 113

Sounds interesting to me, Ed. My King router is still rather difficult to plunge even after I shortened the springs. As you say, a thin coat is applied... You don't have any fears of the oil getting on a project as you rout it?
presumed_druid is offline  
post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 02-15-2005, 11:02 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
reible's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,702

I don't see any problem with the oil getting anywhere else, as I mentioned on my router the tubes are covered and it is just a very thin coating......

reible is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New Router my way reible General Routing 21 12-08-2018 11:06 AM
Mixing Bosch 1617 Router fixed base with Craftsman professional router sf_basilix Starting Off 17 10-11-2012 05:20 PM
Motorized Router Lift - Eagle Lake Style johnwnixon Table-mounted Routing 14 05-23-2012 04:51 PM and - September 2006 Contest - VOTING STAGE!! Mark Contests Archive 13 11-05-2006 02:23 AM and - September 2006 Contest!! Mark Contests Archive 72 10-01-2006 12:02 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome