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Lubricate the column

Lubricate the column

Most benchtop mortiser heads slide up and down on a dovetailed column. To minimize metal-on-metal friction, apply a lubricant that dries without leaving a residue, such as Bostik TopCote or Empire Dri-Tool [Sources, slide 5]. A lubricant that leaves a greasy or oily residue will attract dust, requiring more frequent cleaning and relubricating.

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wb6ufx wrote:

You've GOT to be KIDDING! Make the Mortise 18 inches DEEPER?! Why doesn't anyone PROOFREAD this information?!

2/2/2016 12:20:59 PM Report Abuse

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