Thanks for the replys guys!
When i first started cutting the slot...i tried to do it in 1 pass...for about a 1/4 of an inch...kind of silly i know
. i then lowered the bit an performed several passes...a smarter solution i suppose. So i'm pretty sure that's not the problem.
There IS a locking button next to the trigger. I squeeze the trigger then lock it in place when i push the stock through. Once there's pressure on the bit..the router shuts off..with the trigger still locked in place. So i unlock the trigger...then press it again to see if the router turns on..but no luck.
The router will ONLY come back on if I Lock then shaft...then unlock the shaft....then press the trigger.
I really don't know too much about the internal workings of the router...but the shaft lock/unlock button is obviously "resetting" something???
I tried letting the router sit for a while to cool down...without touching the shaft unlock button...tried pressing the trigger again...and nothing.
Perhaps it's the heat sensor...or this trigger lock button...i really don't know.
Does this extra information confirm your original thoughts...or give you any other ideas??
I appreciate the feedback...thanks