I believe it's Pat Warner's site ( www.patwarner.com ) is where I found
the tips, or maybe it was that Pat posted them here. Clean the inside of
the base and the motor using 0000 steel wool or other fine abrasive being
sure there are no burr's. If there are, file them down. Next, coat both
with a paste wax and polish with special attention to the spiral
indentations and wipe off any excess wax after it's dried.
After doing that and keeping the bases waxed, I've not experienced any more
binding with mine.
The part that I tend to forget is the allen screw. ;-)
While we're discussing the PC 69x plunge base, are there any tiplets (tmKB)
to making this beast work more smoothly? I've used mine maybe three, four
times, but twice in the last week, and the action seems a bit stiff and
That said, it was exactly the tool needed to help make the trash can
lid/cyclone/chip & chunk seperator today. I'd like it to work more
smoothly, before starting into a bunch of mortises for loose tenon joinery.
I had considered lubing or waxing mine but then realized I didn't want
the mount slipping so have changed my 'technique' to be exactly the
same as advised in the tip. Don't seat the motor into the base, a
gentle tap after loosening the allen screw frees the motor.
BTW, I use the PC Plunge base with a Bosch motor and have the same
effect as the PC motor.
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