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post #1 of 18 Old 08-25-2019, 05:49 PM Thread Starter
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Trim Router overheating problem

Hi all,

I've purchased my first trim router "Makita XTR01Z 18V LXT", and this is my first time using a trim router.

I've noticed that after a few passes the trimmer got very hot, especially the collet nut, and also the trimmer's body.

I'm taking shallow cuts (1/8" deep at a time) and for couple of inches long. It's happening also after a few passes of small round overs.

I'm using Woodpecker 1/4" router bits.
Wood is Spruce and Pine.
I've tried working with slow and fast speed.

Is this typical for a trimmer to got overheated after a short time?
Is this a problem I need to be concerned of? what do you think is the cause?

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post #2 of 18 Old 08-25-2019, 06:23 PM
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Should not be overheating. Take it back to where you got it.


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Should not be overheating. Take it back to where you got it.
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You need to figure out whether the motor is overheating or the router bit is generating the heat. If the collet is hot Iím guessing itís the bit. Depending on the type of bit 1/8Ē might not be a shallow cut.
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I agree with George.

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More research required.
Is it the battery getting hot?
or the motor body?
The cutter and collet will get hot, its the nature of the bit taking 30,000 swipes a minute.
Is it in fact overheating? or is it just getting hot?

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Hi everyone,
Thank you very much for your willingness to help me out.

The bit I'm using is a straight bit, 1/4" shank and 1/4" diameter, taking 1/8" deep cut every time, for 4 inches long at a time.

The battery is not getting hot at all, it remains cool, no change is happening to the battery.

By getting overheating I mean that I'm not able to catch the collet with my fingers, only with a cloth or something, and I can't grab the router's body for more than 5 seconds.

I wanted to inform that today I returned the trimmer to the seller, so he can fix it or replace it for me.

I appreciate your time and effort.
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Its normal for the collet and bit to get too hot to touch.
Its not normal for the body to be too hot to touch.

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Take it back and buy a Bosch Colt GKF125CEN 1.25hp palm router and never look back. And don't get me wrong, I love Makita tools. Just not their routers, sanders, or jigsaws.


I'd also avoid cordless, but thats just personal preference. I only buy cordless tools when they absolutely must be cordless.




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Take it back and buy a Bosch Colt GKF125CEN 1.25hp palm router and never look back. And don't get me wrong, I love Makita tools. Just not their routers, sanders, or jigsaws.

I'd also avoid cordless, but thats just personal preference. I only buy cordless tools when they absolutely must be cordless.
Thank you for your advice.
I bought the Makita cordless palm router because I already have a Makita battery and charger.
Meanwhile, I only have the option of fixing or replacing the Makita one.

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Hopefully your problem will be resolved now that you have the seller involved, that router has excellent reviews.
That is the thing about cordless tools, once you start with a brand it is always more convenient to use the same batteries on other tools.
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Thank you for your advice.
I bought the Makita cordless palm router because I already have a Makita battery and charger.
Meanwhile, I only have the option of fixing or replacing the Makita one.

Thank you.

The router motor should be able to run that cut for several minutes before getting that warm to the touch. I've had really good luck with my Makita tools. I have a corded hand held reman. I don't know the exact model & it's at the shop. But it's a Hoss. I really like it.

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the router motor should be able to run that cut for several minutes before getting that warm to the touch. I've had really good luck with my makita tools. I have a corded hand held reman. I don't know the exact model & it's at the shop. But it's a hoss. I really like it.
Exactly what I thought. That's why I came here and asked if it's normal behavior or not since I'm new to these power tools (I do hand-tools woodworking at most). Of course, I got very good answers from the amazing and generous people here in this forum.

I'm going to receive a new unit soon, and I'll start practicing and enjoying this little yet powerful tool.

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The router gets very good reviews ......

When making a new purchase, check Amazon for their reviews and number of stars:
https://www.amazon.com/Makita-XTR01Z...gateway&sr=8-4


Good luck with the new replacement.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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When making a new purchase, check Amazon for their reviews and number of stars:
https://www.amazon.com/Makita-XTR01Z...gateway&sr=8-4

Good luck with the new replacement.
Hi,
Thank you for the link. I'm glad to know the router has good reviews.
I learn so much from you all.

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Just a few cents into the fray for those considering a purchase of a battery powered tool.

As for battery powered tools for woodworkers. Drills, if you're not going to be using a large diameter hole saw of Forstner bits, the battery powered drills are OK. As a screwdriver they are a Godsend.

As for everything else, think about the location of intended use. Also look at the amperage requirements of the corded equivalent. When you are looking at a router or saw that draws 7 to 8 amps or 15 start up amps, think long and hard about battery power. A battery can only hold so much power.

Look at it this way. A router drawing 7 amperes (115 volts) is 805 Watts. To do the same work the battery has to supply the same 805 Watts. That is not an easy task. I'm sure that someone can find a need for a particular battery powered tool but the real question is, "Does everyone need the battery power?"
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Watched a guy repairing the neighbours deck, if you are a smoker cordless tools are fine, rip half way through a sheet of plywood, stop, put the battery on a charger, light up and contemplate the problems of the world while the battery recoups.

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I cannot remember the last time I used a corded drill. I have 3 cordless Craftsman drills and they all have long battery life.


My Craftsman multi-tool also has long battery life. Just found new use for it yesterday. Cutting off PVC pipe in sprinkler system.



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