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Posted on Need help with a router purchase

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#1 posted 12-06-2018 03:45 AM

The first 3 1/2 HP craftsman router was purchased used off of ebay. It worked great for a while. When I would make a raised panel, I would at least do 3 passes. One day it started smoking real bad and fire started coming from the motor and it quit. The second router was purchased off ebay also. It was reconditioned. I’ve had it about 4 years. It never gave me any trouble until a few days ago. I was using a large bit that I had just purchase to make a crown molding profile. I was going to use several passes on it. On about the second pass it started smoking and I could smell plastic burning so I stopped. I thought the motor was gone then, however, I’ve used it a few times since then and it still smokes a little but it is still working, as of now.

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