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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 03:06 PM Thread Starter
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does anyone make a speed control for a single speed router with soft start or do i have to buy a new router? thanks
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 12-12-2009, 03:30 PM
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Welcome, JW. Speed control accessory's are not for use with a soft start router. So, it looks like you will need a new router if you want speed control.

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Hi JW:

I second Bob's suggestion.


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I have the PC modle 7518, with soft start and 5 variable speed settings from 10,000 up to 24,000 rpm. May be more than I need for now but it's nice to have that range of settings if I need it.

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Which router do you have. If it is a PC 7538, you can eliminate the soft start. It will probably go out sooner or later anyway. There is a post about them and wiring diagram on this site.

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