I have ugly uneven bottoms in my pocket cuts. Wheels are adjusted, screw is greased, and very little runout (checking with dial indicator).
But - when I lift straignt up on the router - I can see and feel about a 1/32 move up and the bearing is actually visibly coming up.
So my question is - could the combination of dust boot brush and the upward play be the reason? How to fix it?
Thanks - James
Aha! But do you get fairly flat bottoms without toolmarks?
Did it fix stuff like this:
I had similar issues. I watched the dust collection and saw the problem. As the machine changes direction, the bristles are stiff enough to push up on the router. Now I adjust my dust collection system to where the bristles are barely touching the surface. Ever since I did that, the bottom of my pockets have been smooth as silk.
Try that and see what happens.
Wow! Thanks for the reply. I will try that right away!
Let me know if it fixed it.
Well - I really did not believe that the brush could be the cause - BUT - YES! It is like night and day difference!
Working on that - Thanks!