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#1 posted 01-22-2012 09:38 PM

I went down to the shop and laid my hands on my router and listened to the router spirits. Here is what they said;

When router starts this, what I do is remove the base from the table. My router uses a cam-lock to lock the base to the router motor. I assume the Bosch has something similar. I readjust the cam-lock so that it holds a little tighter. Over time and use, the cam loosen up so that the base doesn’t lock as tight. There is a allen head cap screw on mine that can be adjusted to adjust the tension on the cam-lock.

The other thing to look for is wear marks on the router motor. Mine used to wear and would leave a slight burr on the motor. I used some 400 grit wet/dry sandpaper to polish the motor and remove the burr. This fixed my problem.

After which, I give everything a through cleaning and lube the motor / router base with white lithium grease.

I hope this helps…


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