- Nov 13, 2018
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- Warrenton, North Carolina USA
About 25 years ago I bought a Craftsman router and table. I was never happy with the results because I could never get the wood to feed right on the table. I would occasionally get lucky and get a good pass but then I would get “chatter” on the next one. I always figured it was me doing something wrong. Today I got a new stand for it and got it mounted solid. The original stand was too wobbly. For some reason I ran my hand over the platform and noticed that the cast aluminum felt rough. I got out a sanding block and some 120 grit sandpaper and gave it a light sand. I noticed a big improvement in the texture. Next I took some Water sandpaper ( I don’t know the grit ) and gave it a good workout. Once this was finished I removed the platform and took it over to the buffing wheel. I buffed all the ribs that would come in contact with the wood. Next I took the guide and gave it a light buff. I then coated the surfaces with a couple of coats of Johnson’s wax. The difference was incredible. I am sure that I will start project soon now that I have a working router.