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Forum topic by Havasumatt posted 01-22-2012 09:07 PM 1445 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Havasumatt

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01-22-2012 09:07 PM

Topic tags/keywords: router router adjustment bosch fine adjustment

Got an annoying problem. I got the Bosch 1617 combo and use the fixed base under my table. It’s a real pain to use the fine depth adjustment. For both above and below is the same, a pain. I can get maybe a half a turn or so either way and then it gets hard and I have to wiggle the motor to loosen up what ever it’s binding on. If I don’t wiggle it binds bad enough that the c-clip comes off the adjustment bolt. Anyone have problems like this?


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ChunkyC

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#1 posted 01-22-2012 09:17 PM

You’re not wrong, I have a Freud that does the exact same thing. I wish like $%^& I could remember what I did to correct it though. Not much help I know, but maybe there’s some comfort in company. I’ll go down to the shop and have a look. Maybe it will jog this tired brain of mine.

Try lubricating the motor where it slides in the base. I use white lithium grease on mine.

c

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pintodeluxe

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#2 posted 01-22-2012 09:37 PM

I strongly recommend against wet grease or oil to lubricate the router. It will attract dust and make the problem return. I would disassemble and clean the router and lubricate with dry graphite lube.
That said, the Bosch 1617 is one of the stickiest bases I have seen.
Good luck

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ChunkyC

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#3 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…

c

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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ChunkyC

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#4 posted 01-22-2012 09:40 PM

The white lithium grease doesn’t attract dust and dirt like other greases and oils do.

-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135

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Havasumatt

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#5 posted 01-22-2012 09:57 PM

Heck that was quick! Thanks fellas! I do swap from table to plunge alot and have notice some scratches that probably induced some burs. I’ll check more closely when I get back in. Someday I’ll get a nice lift system with a seperate motor just for the table. Appreciate the help as always!

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#6 posted 01-23-2012 12:07 AM

i use slip it for things like that.

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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