Craftsman router won't start
Thanks so much for the replies! I tried pricing some routers and saw a comment on Amazon about the Bosch, which mentioned the switch problem. I first tried blowing out the switch with the Electrical stuff from Pep Boys, but it didn't work. So I disassembled the switch completely, and it was FILLED with dust. After I emptied it and cleaned it, it worked perfectly. They just need to enclose the switch completely, which would be an easy fix. It got that way, I am sure, because I'd had it for a couple of years in a router table, with the router switch always "on", using the table switch to toggle it on and off. So when I removed it from the table and turned it "Off," the dust got between the connections and they could no longer close.