Squeeking on the z axis

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Phil
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Squeeking on the z axis

Post by Phil » Mon 14 Nov , 2016 10:47 am

Hello

After a few years light use our school vertical router has suddenly started making a worrying noise. Jogging on the z axis there is an almighty squeeking.

Perhaps there is some oiling required but it is beyond my knowledge. I have never seen any documentation about maintenance.

I have some course work waiting to be cut but await your response.

Thanks
Phil

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Re: Squeeking on the z axis

Post by Phil » Mon 14 Nov , 2016 12:31 pm

Upon further investigation I see the accordion gaiter below has come lose. It appears some dust has gotten into the z-axis thread which is causing the problem.

My proposed course of action:

1) Blow out as much dust as possible with air.
2) Lubricate
3) clip back into position the gaiter

Does that sound like a reasonable approach? Do I need to lubricate and if so with what?

Thanks
Phil

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Re: Squeeking on the z axis

Post by Martin » Tue 15 Nov , 2016 10:25 am

Hi Phil

Take a look at page 30 of the user manual as attached.
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Re: Squeeking on the z axis

Post by Phil » Tue 15 Nov , 2016 10:38 am

Hello Martin

Thanks very much for that.

Phil

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Re: Squeeking on the z axis

Post by Phil » Tue 15 Nov , 2016 16:49 pm

We are back up running after some overdue maintenance. Now I see we have a broken part that needs replacing.

The most forward metal plate clip that holds the accordion gaiter has bent. The actual accordion seems intact but ruffled.

Can I purchase a replacement plate or gaiter (whichever is easiest) from Denford? I cannot see it on the web site.

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