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Old 01-11-2017, 12:03 PM   #1
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I am using a round over bit on some pine and the bearing has started leaving a mark on the wood. Can this be oiled somehow or do I need to replace the bit? I notice an allen head on top of the bearing. I am using very little pressure as I go around.

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Pine is a very soft wood and your probably putting excess pressure on the tool to keep it against the wood, try a little less pressure.

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Sometimes the bearing sticks, in which case it can leave a mark in soft wood. You can try cleaning the bearing and shaft, no oil should be needed. If you cannot get the bearing to run free, you need to either replace the bearing or the whole bit.
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I am using very little pressure so I think the bearing is sticking. It seems to roll ok by hand. It just started doing it. How would I clean the bearing?
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Blow it out with compressed air.
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Here is what I found. If I push on the bit with the router off, the bit would move a little. So I removed the bit and the nut and found that the Collet (I think that is what it is called) is broken into pieces. Glad the bit did not go flying out while it was on.

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