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Technical Q & A

How do I check over and perform maintenance on a Desktop tool?

Maintenance on a Desktop generally includes cleaning up (vacuuming or blowing debris from the machine) after cuts are done. The motor drive screws are Teflon coated – DO NOT lubricate them, as the lubricant will cause the machine to not run properly and will damage the Teflon.

Motor Screws - Wipe screws with a clean dry cloth.

DO NOT USE any kind of lube or solvent-based cleaner on the Teflon coated screws. Doing so could cause the Teflon to flake off.

Rails - Wipe them with a clean, dry rag,

Apply a light coat of a machine oil. Wipe off excess oil as too much will attract dust.

After every 40 hours of use - Check for loose screws and parts.

On an as needed basis - Remove the clear plastic enclosure from the back of the machine and gently blow out any dust that has accumulated in the control area. This is especially true if cutting aluminum.

Prior to inserting a new bit - Wipe clean collets, collet nuts and collet end of arbor. Apply a light coat of machine oil with an oil damped rag (not soaked or dripping).

How to service the bearing blocks -

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