Router Table Vibrations

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Forum topic by Minion posted 01-10-2012 01:19 AM 1436 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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01-10-2012 01:19 AM

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Hey All,

I recently built a router table, which you can see in my projects, but it works great! I operate 2 handheld milwaukee routers in my shop, one in the table, and the other, out for handheld use. Shortly after having one of the routers mounted in the table, it started vibrating, very badly, to the point where the noise was almost unbearable. I tried leveling the screws in hopes that the plate was vibrating, but found that the culprit was router itself vibrating. So I mounted the new router in the table, and vibration and noise dissappeared.

Fast forward a month or two, and the other router, that now resides in the table starts showing signs of the same issue, and worse. So much worse that the vibrations have caused, on two occasions thus far, for the collet to loosen itself allowing the bit to rise through the front face of a cabinet I was working on (Not really happy about that)

Has anyone had this issue with Milwaukee routers? Or any routers in general? I am guessing that I blew a bearing in both routers, but neither should have gone out as quickly as they did.

Any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 01-10-2012 01:49 AM

I don’t have a Milwaukee router, but, is it possible there is debris inside the router from being run upside down? I run a 3hp DeWalt in my router table and it is by far the smoothest running router in my shop.

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