DeWalt 618 Hot Collet

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Sandow12
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DeWalt 618 Hot Collet

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Anyone with a DeWalt 618 does the collet get pretty hot? After routing a 10 to 15 min the collet gets very hot to the touch. This is a new router just installed last week.

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Re: DeWalt 618 Hot Collet

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According to DeWalt this is normal.

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Bob
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Re: DeWalt 618 Hot Collet

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A cutting bit can also generate a lot of heat as it gets dull. It may still appear to do a good job, and not heat enough to burn the wood. But, it can still get hot. That heat is transmitted to the collet. Improper feeds and speeds can also generate heat.
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Re: DeWalt 618 Hot Collet

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Not yet owned a DeWalt 618. But, I heard from a friend of getting it hot. Most of the people go for low cost pos system. And it's worth using it.

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