I picked up a 7519, Type 3 router a week or so ago and want to put in a speed control. I've read a bunch of blogs posts regardign MLCS, Harbor Freight and other and given the price of the HF unit, plus my 25% off coupon, and the fact that they're around the corner and I could pick it up now, I went with it.
I've been reading several posts about removing the soft start unit, or bypassing it more correctly, so I took off the cover and had a go at it. From what I saw the soft start is located between the power cord and the on/off switch. The only photo I saw was of a part that didn't look like what I found in my router so I'm posting the photos to make sure I'm doing this correctly and don't fry myself when I turn this one on.
The first photo shows the wiring coming into the router, the white wire appears to go from the cord down into the router under the brush on that side of the router. There is also a thin blue wire tied into the white wire that goes to what I believe is the soft start switch. The black wire from the cord went into the switch that is shown in the third photo.
Coming up from where the white wire goes under the brush are a black wire and a red wire. The red wire goes to the brush and the black wire was connected to the soft start terminal just to the left of the blue wire in photo 2. Another black wire came from the terminal next to that one and went to the switch. I unscrewed the terminals, removed the black wires and spliced them together and put them back into the space next to the SS switch.
When I put everything back together and plugged the router into the speed control everything seemed to work properly and turning the dial on the speed controlled slowed down the router.
What concerns me is that ereplacementparts and other parts suppliers shows a completely different looking soft start device, https://www.ereplacementparts.com/po...672_12324.html
So my question is have I identified the soft start module and correctly bypassed it, or should I call the paramedics before starting up the router? :-)