Dewalt 611 - Is it possible to fix runout problem?

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Dewalt 611 - Is it possible to fix runout problem?

Post by Undecaffeinated » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:05 am

My 611 runout is pretty shocking (0.005" at the collect) and I was wondering if it is possible to correct this in any way as it makes it pretty much impossible to do any fine detail carving.

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Re: Dewalt 611 - Is it possible to fix runout problem?

Post by Bonch » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:10 am

You can order new bearing parts and put them in. It will make it run much smoother

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Re: Dewalt 611 - Is it possible to fix runout problem?

Post by Undecaffeinated » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:10 am

I wouldn't think new bearings would make much of a difference to the runout. Looking at the exploded diagram I think it's probably just that the rotor is slightly bent and there isn't much that can be done about it short of rolling the dice and getting another one.

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Re: Dewalt 611 - Is it possible to fix runout problem?

Post by WillAdams » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:50 pm

If you got the router from Carbide 3D, let us know at support@carbide3d.com and we'll swap it out.

If you got it somewhere else, my suggestion would be to exchange it if new enough. If not, set it aside for hand-held use and get a second? Maybe try a Makita or one of its clones? (Considering an MLCS Rocky 30 myself).
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Re: Dewalt 611 - Is it possible to fix runout problem?

Post by Undecaffeinated » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:57 pm

I did get it from Carbide, it would be awesome if you could swap it out as it's probably still within spec.
I'll email support, makes me feel a bit better for missing out on the free one by not waiting for the Black Friday period.

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Re: Dewalt 611 - Is it possible to fix runout problem?

Post by Undecaffeinated » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:29 am

Got my new router, and it is much improved, ~1/4 the runout of the original!

Thanks Will!

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