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Tip on oiling the tapered threads on the outside of a router collet to prevent router bit seizing or loosening.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #28 Sep-Oct 1992 pg. 14

Tip on increasing the size of wing nuts (adjusting nuts) on a router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #45 Jun 1995 pg. 22

How to correct a sticking plunge mechanism on a plunge router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #58 Apr 1997 pg. 18

Tip suggests removing return springs to make it easier to adjust bit height in a table-mounted plunge router.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #67 Aug 1998 pg. 28

Tip on checking a router collet for excessive wear.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #75 Oct 1999 pg. 13

Clean rusty router collets using a dowel and synthetic steel wool.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 10

Maintaining a plunge router. For trouble-free operation, avoid oil lubricants, replace worn brushes, and keep the collet clean.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #79 Feb-Mar 1993 pg. 75

Tuning your router. Maintenance and tips for top performance.
FINE WOODWORKING #86 Jan-Feb 1991 pg. 56
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #89 Jul-Aug 1991 pg. 4

How to true up a router base so that it is exactly concentric with the collet center.
FINE WOODWORKING #95 Jul-Aug 1992 pg. 20

Tip on cleaning a rusty router collet.
FINE WOODWORKING #120 Sep-Oct 1996 pg. 24

Router tune-up. Cleaning, lubrication, brushes, bearings, etc.
SHOPNOTES #9 May 1993 (v.2) pg. 10

Replace the thumb screw on the housing of a router with a push-button rachet lever that is easier to grip and tighten.
SHOPNOTES #26 Mar 1996 (v.5) pg. 29

Tip: Use steel wool to clean grime from router collet.
WOOD MAGAZINE #33 Feb 1990 (v.7#1) pg. 27

Tip suggests cutting a slot in the handle of a collet wrench to fit the height-adjustment locking nut on a router.
WOOD MAGAZINE #48 Dec 1991 (v.8#9) pg. 22

Tip suggests using a bag-type paint strainer to keep dust out of a router motor.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 16

How to add a crank to the depth-adjustment knob on a plunge router.
WOOD MAGAZINE #50 Feb 1992 (v.9#2) pg. 19

Replace the wing-bolt and nut style height-locking knob on a router with a seat-post quick-release from a bicycle shop.
WOOD MAGAZINE #127 Oct 2000 (v.17#7) pg. 34

Repairing the locking mechanism for depth adjustments on Stanley routers model H264 or H267.
WOODWORK #39 Jun 1996 pg. 12