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post #1 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-12-2020, 11:15 PM Thread Starter
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I've been browsing around for several months now. Most of the threads I have been lurking are about jigs. I want to redo my home address numbers on the curb bc I am tired of paying $15 for someone else to do it.

Four years ago, I bought a used Dewalt DW625 router after discovering routers on Youtube. I set some time part this weekend to start my second project, but my router was acting funny. I am glad to be part of the forum now. The only thing that will make this forum even better is the compatibility with Tapatalk.
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post #2 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-12-2020, 11:19 PM
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welcome N/A...

what kind of funny is your router acting???

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post #3 of 35 (permalink) Old 01-13-2020, 12:14 AM Thread Starter
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what kind of funny is your router acting???


Hi Stick!

The router seems to change speeds on its own. I had it in first gear and then it revved up like crazy on its own.


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Hi Lebowski and welcome. That problem can have 3 causes that I know of. One is one or more burned out windings on the arbor but it`s usually associated with a power loss at the same time. Another possibility is a faulty speed control. Some of them are so expensive that they aren`t worth replacing but they can usually be bypassed and wired direct to turn full speed and if speed control is needed it can be supplied with an external add-on unit. Last and cheapest is replacing the brushes. If one isn`t making good contact it can rev up and down.
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Welcome to the forum! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel and so we'll know what to call you. Add your location, as well. You'll find both these tasks to be very easy on a computer, maybe not so easy on a mobile device. Top right of this page you'll see 'Account Settings', click on that and then 'Edit Your Details'. Once there you'll see the fields for location and first name.

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Welcome to the forum Lebowski. Looks like you've already gotten some sound advice.
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Welcome Lebowski,
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