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Steliz

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I have a little Katsu router (bought after the recommendations on here) which normally gets very limited use. My current project required me to give it more of a workout than usual and during this it started to make a 'poorly' noise and then stopped. It wasn't particularly hot so I didn't think I had burnt out the motor and I checked all of the electical connections which were fine. I extracted the contactors to check them and one of them was coated with carbon dust which I wiped off. I re-inserted them and gave it a test and everything was good to go. This seemed like a fairly easy fix but it made me think that I should probably do more thorough maintenance. Can anyone offer advice about this? I did consider blasting it out with a compressor but I don't want to push the dust into areas it shouldn't be.
 

Droogs

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It's all i ever do when I remember and the compressor is running, not had any problems
 

Pete Maddex

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There isn't much you can do apart from blowing the dust out.
Any other problems like bearings should be easy to spot, noise or stiff to turn should've obvious.

Pete
 
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