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I have only just started to use my new Freud in the router table. Today I was doing a lot of corners with a 1\4 round over bit. It made a lot of fine shavings that plugged the cooling slots in the router - is this normal ? And is there something that will prevent this ?
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Do you have it in cabinet with doors on it ?

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Also, are you vacuuming as you do the work or after your finished ?
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No, currently the router is in a table with no cabinet. I have vacuuming at the fence, but as you can see, not below.
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Ok "no name" I have the same router as yours mounted under the table..I use the dust chute attached with the router as well as the router fence. It is normal for the vents to clog up without it...The router motor could overheat and quit..

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I use the dust chute attached with the router as well as the router fence.
Wow, pretty obvious answer - never said that I was the sharpest tool in the box !

I will give this a try this afternoon. Thanks
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I do the same as George but the beast needs TLC from time to time , I just turn on the vac.and suck out the chips and blow out router at the same time..

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I will either vacuum or use compressed air to blow mine out at the end of each day of use or week. Just depends on how much I use them and how dust I've created at the time of use.

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I use the dust chute attached with the router as well as the router fence.
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You mean something like is pictured at the following link?(I seem unable to attach the image). My router came with this attached. http://danks.netfirms.com/Tube.jpg

I am supposed to actually use this thing? That means I need a Y adapter to get both fence and this tube connected to the shop vac. I haven't seen such adapters readily available at the hardware stores. This would also make it a mini nightmare to remove the router from the table by lifting the plate to change bits.

You fellows are actually using something to vac the dust from the collet area while the router is in use in a table?

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