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PJ

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I use this router in a table, but yesterday it was running very erratic, eventually losing the speed control and now only running at about 1/2 speed with an unpleasant burning smell and becoming very hot :( It's about 2 years old with not much work. If anybody has had a similar problem with this router or any other 1/2" router I would be interested to know as I think it will not be justifiable to have this one repaired. I am looking at the Dewalt 625 or the Trend T9 as possible replacements.
Any help or comments appreciated.

Philip
 

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Hi Philip,

I don't have the same router as you, but the thing that usually causes problems is a build up of dust around the brushes and or the air vents. The brushes are normally a replaceable part, don't cost too much and only take 10 minutes to fit.

The router you have is quite well thought of so I would try to sort it out.
 

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PJ,

Don't know where you are but if you give McBride Tool Services a bell in Ballyclare Tel 028 93349181 and ask for David McBride, who looks after the repair side. They're Freud agents and very, very helpful.

Rgds

Noel
 

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PJ...

I'll back Noely up on that; if you can get it to a servise centre, it'll be resurectabe. Freud's are built like tanks, there's a lot of life left in it yet.

Personally, the thing that cought my eye with your post was thinking about possible causes; they need a good air-flow around them when table mounted to avoid overheating the speed control circuit.. don't ask me how I know this...
If I were you, assuming you haven't already done so, I'd spend some of the time that it's in the shop making sure your ventilation is fine.
 

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Hi,
I found the source of the problem, repaired it this morning and all is fine again.
Thanks for taking the time to reply to the post.

Philip
 

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And.......? Come on, what was the problem?

Rgds

Noel, a happy Freud owner.
 

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Noel,
The problem was the tachometer ring situated under the speed control box. The ring had become loose on the end of the armature and was rubbing the underside/jamming on the control box. The end of the armature is slightly worn from this rubbing. A spot of retainer onto the end of the ring and armature has solved the problem. This problem has only come about because the router is inverted in a table.
Hope all this makes some sense.

Philip
 

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Cheers Philip, something to keep an eye on.

Rgds

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