DeWalt 618 Hot Collet

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DeWalt 618 Hot Collet

Postby Sandow12 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 11:28 am

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

Postby Sandow12 » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:57 am

According to DeWalt this is normal.
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Re: DeWalt 618 Hot Collet

Postby Bob » Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:25 pm

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

Postby leslietomb95 » Wed Feb 12, 2020 3:43 am

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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