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On my table I am currently using a Craftsman 2 HP single speed plunge router. Recently I have encountered binding of the router and the guide rods. The owners manual does not mention any type of lubrication. The rods do have dust boots so there is very little dirt/dust. What would you suggest? I know if I use any type of grease, I open up the door for dust accumulation.
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If there is no rust, clean the posts with alcohol or another solvent,apply paste wax and buff. Been doing it for years.

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For previous posts on this forum a member suggested using STP motor treatment for your car engine. I have tried this just recently and it seems to work just fine. I cleaned the dust on the posts, dabbed my finger in the STP and applied it. Then I wiped it down so the post has just a thin film of this oil.
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Hi,

I'm the member who mentioned the STP... can't take credit for the idea, it came from the people who make the router razer. I have almost a year of using STP and I'm happy with the way it is working... I used the wax method for years but unless something changes my mind I'll now be a "STP" person.

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Thanks for the info. I tried the paste wax and that seems to work but if I try the STP, won't it attract the dust? Would WD40 work also?
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http://www.routertechnologies.com/in...man%20pack.PDF

I believe this is the link that Ed had posted in another thread for a similar problem. Well worth a read atleast.

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Thanks for the info. I tried the paste wax and that seems to work but if I try the STP, won't it attract the dust? Would WD40 work also?
Yes it collects dust but the dust doesn't stick, you just wipe it away and add another light coating of STP (very light coating). I do this no more often then when I did the waxing and it is less work then waxing.

WD40 for all its good things is not a well suited for this application... For some fun check out:
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You can sign up and get access to 2000 uses of wd-40 and other cool stuff as part of the "fan club".

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