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need to order a new speed control module and switch. where?
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need to order a new speed control module and switch. where?
by pass wire the switch and speed control and install an external speed control....

you can look here...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/

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I agree with Stick, bypass it and forget the Freud part. We have had quite a few Freud 2000 and 3000 owners here complaining about their routers, including me. For a company that makes such good cutting tools you would think that they would have have had quality power tools made to put their name on. Unfortunately they are trash.

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I have had an FT2000e for 20+ years. If the speed control (actually all I care about is soft start) died on mine, I'd toss it. It's just not a very good router. It is reliable but the plunge mechanism is funky and I hate bit changes. Plunge depth is fairly shallow. The Freud bushing mount is about 1/4" off center so I made a PC compatible sub base. It does have semi decent DC.
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. For a company that makes such good cutting tools you would think that they would have have had quality power tools made to put their name on. Unfortunately they are trash.
separate entities...
Freud router are Freud...
Freud bits are Bosch...
the routers and bits use to be one company...
Freud sold it's cutter division to Bosch...

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They kept the wrong division.

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They kept the wrong division.
how so...
the cutter division was on the brink of extinction...
Bosch improved it across the board and even kept a lot the old people... (suspect there was some weed pulling done)

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Freud bits are well respected. Their power tools are riding that train until the word gets around. Bosch is the opposite. Their bits don't have a good reputation an have performed relatively poorly in tool tests but their power tools are hard to beat. An interesting dichotomy.

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Freud bits are well respected. Their power tools are riding that train until the word gets around. Bosch is the opposite. Their bits don't have a good reputation an have performed relatively poorly in tool tests but their power tools are hard to beat. An interesting dichotomy.
Now I am really confused. Bosch owns Freud router bits and they are top quality, Who owns and makes Bosch bits, Freud?

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Bosch makes Bosch, Skil, and apparently Freud now.

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