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  1. Router Bits - Types and Usage
    Hello, I am looking for a bull nose router bit with a cutting diameter of 28mm (or as close to this as possible) taking into account the differences between mm and inches. I have been quoted to get one made, however if possible would like to find an off the shelf one to keep costs down. Does...
  2. Woodworking Articles
    This is just a quick review of how to take apart a Bosch 1617EVS For needed repairs. You will need a 2.5mm Hex wrench to remove the top case of the router. If you need to replace the brushes you will also need a pair of needle-nose pliers. If you need to replace the brush holders you will...
  3. General Routing
    Here's how I replaced the bearings on a Porter Cable 890 router. There's also a video on youtube, but I've added a few tricks for people who don't have an impact wrench nor press. 1. Remove top housing (two phillips screws) 2. Remove brushes (two Torx screws) 3. Remove two screws...
  4. General Routing
    I have a +/-30-day-old Bosch 1617EVS. Between jobs, the unit has been used at least three days a week since purchase on red and white oak. Also, I live in Houston without a garage, or workshop. Thus, my work has been outside, and in the humidity. Over the last week, as I power-down the unit...
  5. General Routing
    Trying to disassemble PC 1002 to change out cord & bearings. Downloaded schematic,however, it doesn't show how the chuck is held in place. I took out 2 body screws, 2 field screws,the body turns freely against the top dome housing but won't come off. Does the chuck come off first? If so, how...
  6. New Member Introductions
    Greetings from a newbie... Has anyone had experience of replacing the bottom (main) bearing on an Elu MOF96? My router is about 25 years old, it's the original variant, fixed speed. It's run well until recently when I've noted that the unloaded speed occasionally drops and the bearing is...
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