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I am new to using a router and am having a major issue with my router.

I aquired an older Craftsman router with a switch that you slide on and off. When I turn the router on the vibration from the unit causes the switch to move back to the off position. (very frustrating)

Is the a fix for this problem? A way to tighten up the switch?

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If you are getting that much vibrations out of your router it's time to replace it..
If you want to keep it and use it just pickup a router speed control box ,glue the switch to the on,and just use the control box.

http://www.harborfreight.com/router-...rol-43060.html

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I am new to using a router and am having a major issue with my router.

I aquired an older Craftsman router with a switch that you slide on and off. When I turn the router on the vibration from the unit causes the switch to move back to the off position. (very frustrating)

Is the a fix for this problem? A way to tighten up the switch?

Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.



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Excessive vibration may be an indicator of worn bearings, which can be potentially dangerous. But, it sounds like the switch is worn, too. You might try replacing the switch if you can find the part. Or, you might decide to simply replace the router.

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Thank you for the quick replies.

I don't think it vibrates as much as the switch is really loose.

I may have to try the variable switch idea.
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Just a thought, but could the switch be tripping like a circuit breaker because of a short? Could Craftsman have used such a switch? I have seen tools like that before.

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Just a thought, but could the switch be tripping like a circuit breaker because of a short? Could Craftsman have used such a switch? I have seen tools like that before.

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Definitely not the case. You can watch the switch slowly slide back into place.
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Definitely not the case. You can watch the switch slowly slide back into place.
Hi JC - What's the model number on the thing. Would help if I could look up a parts explode for it

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Duct tape can fix anything!
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But it's real nasty stuff after a day or two, little bit of heat and you have a real mess.

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