When the bearing on the router becomes stiff and does not spin freely:
- Take the bearing off the router and soak it in WD 40 or a similar product will be fine.
- 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.
- 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