Trend T11-EK died
I'm new to the forum and fairly new to routing. After some practice on a cheap second hand Triton, I decided to take the plunge, so to speak. I purchased a Trend T11-EK (230V) and the matching Trend WRT Router table. I really like the combination and so far, it seems easy to use with accurate results. Sadly though the router failed after approximately 3-4 hour's light usage on softwood with small diameter cutters. I stopped the machine to adjust the fence and when I tried to restart via the zero voltage switch nothing happened. After some diagnostics, I took the router to a local Trend Service Agent for repair under warranty. They're in the process of tracking down a new armature, which surprisingly Trend don't seem to have as a spare.
I have dust extraction fitted to the router table. While I think I've just been unlucky with an individual unit, I'm wondering if there's anything I might have done to cause the problem? I had not stalled the machine or dropped it, and the timber I'm using is deal/pine with a maximum cutter diameter of 12.7mm. Most of the work has been with the router mounted in the table using the fence as the guide.