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I was reading some of the mfg. literature and they recommend reducing router speed on their rail and stile bit sets. I saw that you can purchase a router speed control. Is this something that is a "must have" before I begin any projects as a new router woodworker?

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Hi John

It's not a must have item but many of the new router come with one built in but if you don't slow the bit(s) down the router will scary the hell out of you and you will not use it, something about a bit that's turning at 200 to 250 per.hour will make you backup not to say anything about the racket coming from the router.

Big bits need to run at 8,000 rpm the R & S bits at 12,000 to 16,000 rpm the norm..

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I was reading some of the mfg. literature and they recommend reducing router speed on their rail and stile bit sets. I saw that you can purchase a router speed control. Is this something that is a "must have" before I begin any projects as a new router woodworker?

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John, as BJ stated you do not need a speed controller to get started... unless you are using bits over 1-1/2" diameter. One other note: if your router has a soft start feature it can not be used with an external speed controller. Trying to do so will toast the router.

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Hi,

Thanks for the replies. I bought my router about a year ago and it has been stored. I'm just now getting around to purchasing bits and a small router table (Bench Dog) to begin using it. After I posted the message, I went and looked at the router again thinking that maybe it already had a variable speed control. Sure enough, it does. The router I have is a bosch 1617 EVS. I'm sure I'll have more silly questions coming soon!
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The only silly questions are the ones not asked. As far as your 1617, remove the wooden ball handles from the fixed base and you will find it easier to make adjustments while in your table. The 1617 is my favorite.

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