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Hi, guys.
As you know I made a machine to be used as wood milling. I have been using it to make a lot of door for a kitchen cabinet project under execution. I also have noted that the trimmer I am using for this becomes hot to the point that is is impossible to make new settings as the work progresses.
Now I am doing a door frame for a WCC I already made. The door frame wood is saman, a hard tropical wood which matches with the cabinet frame. During the milling process I checked the trimmer carcass temperature as you can see in the attached pictures. I changed the bit from 10mm to 20mm traying to increase the efficiency and to reduce the temperature increase but, nothing different happened.
Please give me some good suggentions to overcome this problem since I am affraid to get an irreversible damage at the trimmer.
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I'm a little confused about what is getting hot. Is it the bit or the router?
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Hi, Dennis.
The router, my friend.

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Why are you using such a small router. Whenever I try to do things like that where the router needs to run for long periods and/or remove a lot of material, I always reach for one of my 2 1/2 or 3 hp routers. Yea, big and heavy, but they don't get hot when run for an hour at a time. For what you are doing I would probably go with one of my DeWalt DW618's since they are the lightest weight at 2 1/2 hp that I have. I also have 1 hp routers and my 3/4 hp laminate trimmer, but wouldn't even think of trying to use one of them for that application.

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I have to agree with Charley. You are asking your router to work well beyond its' capability.

I'm quite sure that if you use a far more powerful router that it will run cool. Good luck.

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This can be a normal operating temperature depending on the motor, it is between 130 and 160 f. here is a link to a site which might explain it better.

LEESON® | Motor Temperature | Reference
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That was a very good article Weber. Alexis I didn't think the readings were too high either and the article confirms that they aren't necessarily a worry but I also agree that you should probably be using a 2 hp router (about 1200 watts). I would be concerned especially if the router speed drops very much when you start cutting as this can cause the router to draw more current and that will heat the windings to a point where they will fail early.

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Thanks a lot, guys.

I´ll try with a bigger and powerful router. Nice article, Weber.

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Hi, Dennis.
The router, my friend.
besides the motoe being on the light side in HP or you are taking too much of a bite is the air flow through the motor restricted at all???

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