adding a speed controller to a single speed router - Router Forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 03:08 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
First Name: N/a
Posts: 24
 
Default adding a speed controller to a single speed router

I am a newbie here but have a question. I have a PC690LR single speed router. I would like to use a external speed controller for it when I have it mounted to the router table but I am afraid of damaging the router. I called Porter Cable and they told me it would damage the router, and I talked to someone at a local power tool shop and they also told me they don't sell them because they will burn out the router. EVerything I have read online seems to say router speed controllers work fine on single speed routers. So what is the truth? Can I use one on this router or not? I don't want to buy a new router in the near future and don't have the money to buy a new router with variable speed built in.
Sawatzky is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 03:23 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

HI Sawatzky

It's always hard to tell who is giving you the strait skinny now days

All I can say I have used one (them) for a long time on my PC routers,I have 4 of them and they all work very well...but it's your call...

http://www.amazon.com/Porter-Cable-6...2741632&sr=1-1

http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=43060


=======

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sawatzky View Post
I am a newbie here but have a question. I have a PC690LR single speed router. I would like to use a external speed controller for it when I have it mounted to the router table but I am afraid of damaging the router. I called Porter Cable and they told me it would damage the router, and I talked to someone at a local power tool shop and they also told me they don't sell them because they will burn out the router. EVerything I have read online seems to say router speed controllers work fine on single speed routers. So what is the truth? Can I use one on this router or not? I don't want to buy a new router in the near future and don't have the money to buy a new router with variable speed built in.



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-23-2009, 07:06 PM
Forum Contributor
 
xplorx4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Jerry
Posts: 10,671
 
Default

Welcome (?) I have been kicking around that very same question for a little trim router I have. Thanks Bob j for a little insight there. BTW I took pics of Dad's pipe clamps, wasn't sure just where to post such as that??

Wisdom: Where experience and knowledge combine and become one.

"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"

Lamentations 3:22-23

"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"

I have a very good memory, just short is all.
xplorx4 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2009, 12:22 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Hi Jerry


" Dad's pipe clamps,"
drop it in this post I will find it in your gallery


========

Quote:
Originally Posted by xplorx4 View Post
Welcome (?) I have been kicking around that very same question for a little trim router I have. Thanks Bob j for a little insight there. BTW I took pics of Dad's pipe clamps, wasn't sure just where to post such as that??



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2009, 01:55 AM
Forum Contributor
 
xplorx4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Country: United States
First Name: Jerry
Posts: 10,671
 
Default

These are Dad's pipe clamps. I do not know when he made them but I do know he had a lathe in his basement shop. Dad worked for American Steel and Wire, and was incredible with his hands at making things.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	008.JPG
Views:	44
Size:	84.0 KB
ID:	19052  

Click image for larger version

Name:	009.JPG
Views:	43
Size:	68.3 KB
ID:	19053  

Click image for larger version

Name:	010.JPG
Views:	35
Size:	71.4 KB
ID:	19054  

Click image for larger version

Name:	012.JPG
Views:	40
Size:	103.1 KB
ID:	19055  

Click image for larger version

Name:	013.JPG
Views:	39
Size:	97.3 KB
ID:	19056  

Click image for larger version

Name:	014.JPG
Views:	39
Size:	103.8 KB
ID:	19057  


Wisdom: Where experience and knowledge combine and become one.

"We are all one decision away from Stupid!!"

Lamentations 3:22-23

"How often we sacrifice the permanent plans of God on the altar of immediate solutions"

I have a very good memory, just short is all.
xplorx4 is offline  
post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 01-24-2009, 09:49 AM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

Thanks Jerry

Very tricky pipe ( steel bar) clamps

=====

Quote:
Originally Posted by xplorx4 View Post
These are Dad's pipe clamps. I do not know when he made them but I do know he had a lathe in his basement shop. Dad worked for American Steel and Wire, and was incredible with his hands at making things.



"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Router table or Plunge routing template tom Guide Bushings and Templates 15 04-14-2009 03:45 AM
New here burlboy New Member Introductions 9 01-15-2009 12:53 PM
Router forums tall tails reible Lobby 11 03-03-2008 12:22 PM
router speed control Durfol Table-mounted Routing 4 04-25-2005 09:43 AM
Router Speed John Mickey General Routing 2 01-21-2005 10:47 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome