A Router Bearing Tip For You

by THE SAW DOCTOR

 

When the bearing on the router becomes stiff and does not spin freely:

 

  1. Take the bearing off the router and soak it in WD 40 or a similar product will be fine.

  2. Soak the bearing for about five minutes, this will soften the saw dust that has clogged the inside of the bearing. Then put a couple of drops of thin oil on the bearing as the WD40 dissolves some of the grease inside the bearing.

  3. Fit the bearing back onto the router and spin the bearing by hand, it may be still a little stiff at first but will quickly free itself.

The bearing now is as good as new, and you're ready to start routering until your heart's content!

 

October 9, 2012
Category: Hints & Tips
 

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