Just got a new pc893pk today and mounted the fixed base in my router table
(I already love this thing; my 690 was great but this has all the
improvements I could want). I set VS to a bit less than 23k, chucked up a
1/8" (1/4" shank) straight solid carbide bit and after cutting about four
inches of a 3/16" thick piece of mahogany I went to rotate the collet to
line up my next cut. The thing was so hot it practically burned my
fingertips! The collet/bit and main shaft were all hot and the motor body
was above warm.
I have a 690 but used the new 89x 1/4" collet and two wrenches to cinch it
tight. The bit seemed to cut fine and since I'd used it last night with
my 690 I'm sure it's plenty sharp. IIRC my 690 collet _never_
anything more than warm if even that. Anyone know if this is to be
expected with the 89x router? If I can I call PC and ask them too but
thought I'd check here also.
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