I bough a craftsman router 320.2766 on Ebay it looks in new condition never used.
Went to use it and found it runs the wrong way. Looking from the cutter end it is running CW it should be CCW. Anybody ever run into this before? What might I be able to revere it?
i went here and check i guess short answare is to take the motor apart and change the wire's on the brushes around ? you wouldn't have to wire in another switch,,
That's the short answer. The long answer is that since a router usually
uses an AC-DC motor (has brushes), you can add a switch to reverse it.
You have to take the motor apart though. Once the router is apart find
the wires that go to the brushes. Normally there are two brushes (carbon
blocks with springs that rub on the rotating armature) and the current
goes in one (we'll call it A) and comes out the other brush (B). To
reverese the direction of the motor you need to wire a switch (dpdt) so
that in one position the wires are as you found them (forward) and in the
other position the wire that used to go to A now goes to B and the wire
that used to go to B now goes to A. That will make the router run backward.
BTW it's not a good idea to flip the reversing switch while the motor is