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Subject:
Festool vac question?

Barry Irby
I was routing dovetails in Baltic Bitch plywood, using the Leigh Jig with their router support and dust collector accessory. The vac shut itself down twice. Unbeknownst to me lots of little shards were coming off and they stopped up the dust port.

The vac generally runs on the auto switch and it took me a few minutes to realize it was shutting off. I am thinking it was overheating due to lack of air flow. Does the air it moves cool the motor? Does this sound reasonable? It has never done this before.

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