Ridgid magnesium router problem

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Forum topic by 1yeldud1 posted 07-25-2014 10:25 PM 1375 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-25-2014 10:25 PM

I have TWO Ridgid routers that are made of magnesium (the motor housing as well as the Bases for these routers) that are corroding bad. The router slips slips into a choice of 2 bases. the corrosion is getting bad enough that it is almost impossible to move the router up and down in its base. I have been in the diecast business as a toolmaker for the past 39 years and I have found no solution for this problem. I have tried to lightly sand the corrosion with scotch bright and then coat both surface’s with oil then a light coating of “marine lube”. There is almost no way to spray a coating of paint on the inside of the bases so i am at the ends of my ability to keep this problem at bay. Has anyone else experienced this problem does anyone have any “fixes” for this situation ? Would Ridgid warranty this design flaw even though my routers are several years old ?? Thank you for your help

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#1 posted 08-10-2014 08:48 AM

What did Ridgid say when you contacted them?

I never realized their bases were magnesium!

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