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mickthetree

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Morning all

After getting my router fitted to the router plate I thought I'd check that it was all working.

I noticed that the router bit was wobbling ever so slightly. My router (a Macallister 1/2" that I got off a forum member a couple of years ago) has a soft start so I have only spun it very slowly.

I took out the bit and collet and cleaned everything up, but still doing the same. I ran it with no collet in and it appears that it is the central shaft that is not running true. Well I can see its not :)

I suspect it has always done this but in the scenarios (handheld rough work) I have used it in in the past has not been noticeable.

So is there anything I can do to correct the wobble? replace bearings? or is it time to get a new one and save this for rough work?

It didn't cost me much and I feel I have had my monies worth out of it. If I can fix it for not a lot that would be great as it has tons of grunt and fine height adjuster (and I've already drilled the plate for it! :) )
 

Pete Maddex

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Hi,

Its probably a bent/badly machined shaft, you should be able to feel sideways play in the shaft if the bearings are worn.


Pete
 

mickthetree

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ah, that settles it then. There is no sideways movement so it looks like the shaft is pineappled!! :)

Hmmmm I have a birthday coming up, might have to treat myself to a new router!

Cheers Pete
 

Blister

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Have you tried it with a different router cutter ?

It may be this that is slightly out
 

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If it's out so much that you can see it, then it's definitely a case for seeing how much your loved ones really love you!
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mickthetree

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Yes, tried with a different collet and router cutter. If I take the collet out so its only the shaft left I can still see movement so it has to be that.

Sounds like it is not repairable so I shall look for another. I'm not in any rish.

Cheers guys
 

andersonec

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And if it was the bearings it would be difficult to turn by hand.

B & Q have a JCB half inch router for 90 squids

Andy
 
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