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I have a Woodpeckers Precision Router Lift v1 that I bought years ago. I have been having problems with the lift being very hard to move up and down with the handle. It takes a lot of effort to turn it. I recently took the lift out of the table and while there was some saw dust it really wasn't all that bad. I blew it clean with compressed air, lubricated it with some dry spray lubricant and put it back in the table. The amount of force needed to move it up and down was the same. Any idea's what to look at next ? It is a work out to change bits...and I really would prefer not to replace it.

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Is there a locking knob which is used to prevent vibration moving the adjustment of the unit and which needs to be loosed to make height adjustments and then retightened? My Bench Dog lift has this feature.
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I will check...great suggestion ! I know there is a brake that gets released when you push down on the removable height adjustment handle and that seems to be working.


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It looks like the only brake is the one released by the handle.


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My PC router has through the top adjustment and I was beginning to have the same problem as you. I put some grease on it and have had no problem since. I have dust control underneath so there hasn't been any dust flowing things up.

I really wouldn't use it any more until you find a fix. Forcing doesn't work to often.
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I think you are right Don...I will try some grease, hopefully that helps.


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Hey Gary--just a thought before trying the grease...may be worth a call to Woodpeckers. I've called them a few times, and find them helpful. The lift might be a few years old, but they may have heard of the similar issue before and have a ready answer.

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Good idea Earl ! Thanks for the idea !


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...grease plus sawdust = mo sticky...

I'd wait on the grease...good suggestion to call Woodpecker

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Before I call Woodpecker, I am going to check it again, and take the router out and see if that makes any difference.


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