Getting to know your router
With any new machine, even a brand new one, it is worth making a few basic checks before you get started.
1.Check the machine thoroughly and compare the list of parts in the manual to what you have in reality. This will help familiarise you with some of the terminology as well.
2.Remove the collet and lock nut. Clean off any protective grease and apply a little light machine oil.
3.Make sure the plunge columns are really clean, and then apply a light coating of dry spray lubricant.
4.Release the plunge lock and check that the action operates smoothly by bringing the carriage up and down a few times. The lock
should grip positively without having to apply excessive pressure.