I just bought my second SO, this time the XXL, this one has been running for about 4 hours in total.
I am having a problem with some play on the X axis in the Z axis plate/assembly.
I think this is the reason I get chatter almost at any feed/speed when cutting… (Wood…)
I have tried reducing feeds and speeds with both 2 flute and 4 flute bits in oak, but still get a bad chatter in slots and also often just when the bit is cutting in general…
I have tried to locate the problem and thought I would start with stiffness.
The first problem I found was this:
I just press with on finger on the Z-plate.
I have alot of play in one of the V-wheels (Top left on Z plate).
I first thought it was just the eccentric nut not making enough pressure on the wheel against the rail.
Tried tightening this, but it was tight! Also check that the bolt/nut was tight!
It seems to be play in the bearing maby?
I also have ALOT (In my opinion) play in the X axis/Z plate in general… Is this the case for other owners of this model?
The movement is made by me just just on hand on the router and pushing/pulling on it.
All the V-wheels are tightened according to the guides regarding tightening of the eccentric nuts.
Have also tried “overtightening” just to see if this reduced the play in general.
Any improvements I can make or is this because of the V-wheel/rail design?
Hope to hear from you guys!