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post #21 of 22 (permalink) Old 08-10-2019, 07:39 AM
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I burned out the speed controller on one of my routers and bought the controller from MLCS. I found that it was the same one that was sold at Harbor Freight for half the cost so I returned it and bought the Harbor Freight one. It worked fine but you could tell that there wasn't as much torque. The only time I adjust the speed is when I'm using a 3" raised panel bit.
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Originally Posted by DesertRatTom View Post
Well covered subject. Not much to add. I have a box under the router that I now keep open for air flow. Started with a Bosch 1617, but Harry converted me to a Triton TRA001, which has a built in lift. Spring removed. Soft start, variable speed. Plenty of HP for any material. Here, the cost of the Triton is far less than a lift alone. Some old tools are great, but technologyt genrally improves over time. I also use the fence over the plate and don't lock it down. One thing I like about the Woodpecker plate is the twist lock (bayonet) inserts. No more lost screws. I think you can get something similar in other brands, but don't know which.
My recommendation was of course based on my actual experience, having changed the table router to a Triton TRA001. This is a great router for table use but I found it awful for freehand use.
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