Hammer5573

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  1. I took the motor to a relative who repairs them. Apparently the vibration caused by the slop in the router lift caused the tapered set screw that keeps the motor shaft seated in the lower bearing vibrated loose and caused the lower bearing to fall away from the motor shaft. We pressed the bearing back into place, secured the set screw, and it runs like new. An inspection of the router lift looks like a spacer was not inserted during the assembly process causing the vibration. Kreg Tools has provided me with a new one.
  2. I just completed a cherry gun cabinet. I applied shellac for the finish. The wood has the typical “salmon” color which is typical with the cherry that I’ve worked with in the past. I know that the wood darkens as it ages and like the darker (wine-like) color. My question is; does applying furniture wax slow this darkening process because of its effect on sunlight...?
  3. I just spoke to the Customer Service Department at Kreg Tool. They were wonderful...! They admitted the problem with my router motors could indeed be the "slop" in the vertical adjustment mechanism, even though they had not had any previous complaints of similar problems. They are shipping out a new router lift today.
  4. Yes you have it right......It is not equipped with a quick release mechanism
  5. Boy do I feel bad...! Just the thought of sounding disrespectful to all of you knowledgeable people makes me feel terrible. I assure you that my posts in CAPS were not intended to mean anything...I just wasn't thinking
  6. Sorry about the appearance of shouting...I had my caps lock on and didn't think about it
  7. MOVEMENT IS DEFINTELY IN THE LIFT
  8. IM AWARE THAT I MUST SLOW THE ROUTER WHEN USING LARGER BITS. THIS BIT WAS NOT LARGE, IT WAS AN EDGE PROFILING BIT. THE MOVEMENT IS NOT THE ROUTER SHAFT, ITS THE WHOLE MOTOR THAT'S PROPERLY MOUNTED IN THE LIFT. THE LIFT IS ABOUT 1 1/2 YEARS OLD AND HASNT BEEN USED THAT MUCH. I THINK I NEED TO HAVE A TALK WITH THE MANUFACTUROR (KREG)…?
  9. THE SLOP IS THERE EVEN WHEN ITS LOCKED
  10. A few months ago I posted about my Triton router table motor that stopped working . I checked and found out that the warranty had expired so I purchased a Porter-Cable 3.25 hp motor and installed it in my Kreg router lift. I used it for about one hour and it made a loud sound (sounded like when a car bearing goes bad). and, although it has power, makes a sound like its full of metal pieces. I was profiling a piece of maple running the motor at maximum RPM when it happened. I know that when they run at high RPM they produce a lot of centripetal force. I checked to see that it was properly installed in the lift and it was BUT I noticed that the lift permitted about 3/16" vertical (up/down) movement (what my mechanic friends call "slop"). Is this movement typical; could it be the source of my problem...?
  11. I GUESS LEATHER IS HOW I'LL GO. I JUST PURCHASED A 3X1' PIECE OF LEATHER FROM MONTANA LEATHER FOR $35.00. WHATS TYPE OF ADHESIVE DO I USE...?
  12. I just completed building my new workbench and mounted the new clamps. I was wondering what you recommend to line the jaws of the clamps with. I read somewhere that rawhide works best; is this true or can something less expensive be used..?
  13. I have a Kreg lift mounted in my router table and I am very pleased with the design and accuracy; however, the fine threads on the vertical adjustment screw get gummed up with fine sawdust. This requires periodic removal and cleaning. Does anyone have any suggestions about how to prevent this..?