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The motor/bearings in the router aren't generally much of a concern for overheating. However, router bits can definitely overheat. Particularly, if you're using a high speed steel (HSS) bit overheating it will cause it to loose hardness and dull very quickly. Carbide is generally able to dissipate heat better than HSS, but if you get them too hot they will ...


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I normally always switch off all my power tools in between setup and next pass especially when working with large pieces. The power switch is located and convenient to access. So turning off the tool is more for safety. All prep work would mean the power tool is turned off. With a router underneath the router table, without a separate convenient switch ...


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