When I went to set up the mortising machine, the gear was so tight I could
hardly move it. Now that the shock absorber is attached, very hard to move
up and down. Any suggestions as to what kind of lubricant to use or is there
a way to loosen op the entire assembly? Thanks.
Mine was too. I liberally waxed everything, and adjusted the
screwed down bars meant to adjust this sort of thing. I left
mine a little tight assuming it will free up as it breaks in.
that's assuming I ever get time to use it. :^)
Chris Richmond | I don't speak for Intel & vise versa
Use it a little and then we will see the posts about "too loose"...kinda
like that Goldy and three bears thing with poridge. I have had one for 2
years and I think they do break in but mine is still pretty tight after much
use. I guess it's by design You don't want the thing dropping on your
workpiece as you move it from side to side (could ruin the work and could
also be dangerous). During the break in period a piece of pipe over the
handle will give you some more leverage. As for lube, WD 40 might help
loosen some of the packing grease and true to form will leave behind its own
varnish which should tend to keep a tight fit.
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