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hi new to forum . can i use a rheostat on porter cable router model # 6902 type 5 ?
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Yes,I use them on all my 690 routers and my 3 1/2hp PC as well (12 total 690 type)

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I would say yes, as long as it does NOT have a "soft-start" motor. Also make sure it is rated for no less than the same amps your router motor is rated for.
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Hi Clarence. Welcome to the forum.

If bobj3 says you can, you can.....

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You can use an electronic speed control. A plain rheostat? No, unless it'shuge! Then you could also us it to heat your shop!

I have found that hand tools are the best choice when I want to make mistakes at a slower rate of speed.

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The HF unit is not a simple rheostat, it is a electronic speed control that is controlled by a rheostat controlling a solid state device to vary the speed.

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Great question. Anyone know if I can use that HF speed control on a Bosch 1617evspk? I have one in the table and it would be nice to use one on it rather than bending over to do it on the router.
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No, definitely not. The 1617EVSPK has soft start. Do not use any electronic speed control.

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You can use an electronic speed control. A plain rheostat? No, unless it'shuge! Then you could also us it to heat your shop!
You are right, of course, Duane.

I blame assumption and translation.......

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