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As requested, here is the parts and wiriing diagram for a PC 7538 with soft start. The wiring diagram is at the very bottom.
http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-b...rtercable/7538
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I am considering buying a "never used" PC 7538 Plunge Router. The price is great $200 but it would not start when I tested it. It sounds like it is a bum sot start module--about $50 to fix. The guy is willing to subtract the $50 from $200.
How hard is it to replace--it looks pretty easy.
How reliable are these routers? My PC 690 seems totally reliable. Any thoughts or opinions are appreciated
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I am considering buying a "never used" PC 7538 Plunge Router. The price is great $200 but it would not start when I tested it. It sounds like it is a bum sot start module--about $50 to fix. The guy is willing to subtract the $50 from $200.
How hard is it to replace--it looks pretty easy.
How reliable are these routers? My PC 690 seems totally reliable. Any thoughts or opinions are appreciated
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"never used" ya say...
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The module was over $70 a few years ago. Mine was $30 and ugly. I thought the switch or wire was bad. After checking those I narrowed it down to the module. The thread may still be on this site. It would be a good router for a table router, but be aware, it is a hand full if hand-held. Table mounted, you could add a heavy speed control.
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I am considering buying a "never used" PC 7538 Plunge Router. The price is great $200 but it would not start when I tested it. It sounds like it is a bum sot start module--about $50 to fix. The guy is willing to subtract the $50 from $200.
How hard is it to replace--it looks pretty easy.
How reliable are these routers? My PC 690 seems totally reliable. Any thoughts or opinions are appreciated
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You are guessing. If it is something else like a burned out armature, you are out 200 bucks and you still don't have a router. I spent 50 years in electronics and I can't tell you how many times people would approach a repair, SURE they knew what was wrong. It is not that until you prove it. It is just a place to start, and maybe even the best possibility. That guy has a pair, selling a busted router and only subtracting the cost of the part. If he is so sure of the cause and the cost, let him fix it and sell it for 200. WALK AWAY. It would have to be a whole lot cheaper for me to buy a busted router, unless I bought it cheap, for parts. He knows you want it so he is trying to take advantage. Did he even tell you that it did not run? I bet he hoped you would not test it and then he would have refused to take it back.

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Mycrossover...it looks like it's a very old post...he's probably taken care of it by now..

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