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#1 posted 12-19-2013 09:58 PM

It can be a number of things that can cause this,it can be routing against the grain or routing figured wood or taking to deep of a cut all at once instead of routing your depth a little at a time,it could also be what is called blow out when you routing across the grain and you come to the end of the board you blow out the end of your cut. The way to avoid that is to do whats called a climb cut the last 2” of your cut across the grain.This is basically routing from right to left instead of the normal left to right.These cuts only apply to hand held routers,if your using a router table it would be just the opposite .
It could also be a dull or broken router bit or a defective or worn out router. Lastly Plywood dulls router bits fairly fast and pine can have pitch that bogs down a router bit too.
Some times photos of the problem can help.

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