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Good evening everyone. I've found that the collet[ & even the router bit shaft] on my Freud 3 1/2 H.P router seem to be getting fairly warm after using it for even short times. What would you suggest the cause might be? Possibly the motor going?
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Good evening everyone. I've found that the collet[ & even the router bit shaft] on my Freud 3 1/2 H.P router seem to be getting fairly warm after using it for even short times. What would you suggest the cause might be? Possibly the motor going?
Hi Ron, welcome to our little corner of the 'net.

I wouldn't think there is anything unusual about your router bit shaft and collet getting warm, or even hot. The cutter on the bit gets hot from cutting the wood and consequently transfers heat to the bit shank and collet.

As for the motor going, keep it clean by blowing compressed air thru it once in a while to clean the sawdust out and it should last you a long time.

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G'day Ron

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I agree with Brian. However if you consider the unit is getting too hot then maybe you should look at the top bearing.

How old is your router?

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Ron, I agree Brian but if the collet gets hot without you cutting wood ie; just turning the router on then there could be a bad lower bearing and if so should be replaced asap. Robbie
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