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Greetings; I have a 3/4 hp fixed base router that worked fine new, a couple years ago. It has had very little use. Now, when I turn it on it goes up to full rpms then decelerates so low that it wont work on the wood. I checked the bushings & they're fine. Is anyone familiar with this kind of problem?
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Welcome to the forum. So far I have not had the issue with my routers.....

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Greetings; I have a 3/4 hp fixed base router that worked fine new, a couple years ago. It has had very little use. Now, when I turn it on it goes up to full rpms then decelerates so low that it wont work on the wood. I checked the bushings & they're fine. Is anyone familiar with this kind of problem?
Sounds like a bad speed control module.

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Thats why I quit having Craftsman routers about 20 years ago and started using Bosch . The one I had the bearings got bad and I tried to fix it my self and the bearings were only available at Sears made special for Sears that did it for me . I have not had a problem with Bosch .
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