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Forum topic by dschlic1 posted 10-18-2014 09:31 PM 1045 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-18-2014 09:31 PM

I made the Shopnotes router lift for my router table. I really like it, and is very precise with one exception. Unless I tighten the two nuts at the bottom to the point where turning the height adjustment screw is extermely dofficult, the screw will turn with the router vibration. I need to add some kind of lock or brake. Any ideas?

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#1 posted 10-19-2014 11:16 AM

I didn’t go back and look at the plan, but I wonder: can you replace one of those nuts with a nylock and solve the problem?

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#2 posted 10-19-2014 12:55 PM

The nuts are nylock. However in order to prevent the screw from turning they must be tightened such that they will loosen as the screw is turned. It also means that I have to use a ratchet and socket to adjust the height.

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#3 posted 10-19-2014 01:42 PM

Put an “O” ring on the threaded rod where it exerts pressures somewhere? not having seen the plans, not sure where. But an “O” ring should do the trick.

-- John, New Jersey

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