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First of all I'm new to the forum and just getting started with routing. I have two questions. First, what would be a good budget minded router for mounting in a table. I have an older Craftsman 1.5 hp and a Skil 1 3/4 hp and not sure if either are suitable. Most of what I have read suggest 2+hp.

Second question: How do you bypass the switch on the router for the remote. I have ideas on how to do it and have no issues with doing electrical but wanted to ask the folks that really know.
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Thanks Randy but does this bypass the switch on the router that has to be depressed say when you are using it from the top
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Thanks Randy but does this bypass the switch on the router that has to be depressed say when you are using it from the top
Hi Joe, welcome to the forum.
I think most guys either just use the switch lock on the router or, lacking that, just tape or tie the switch in the ON position. Most are loathe to do a lot of rewiring because at times they may want to pop the thing out of the table and use it handheld.

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Hi Randy:

Your wiring diagram is in error.

It shows the white neutral wire (yellow in the diagram) going to the narrower blades and the black live wire (red in your diagram) going to the wider blades.. The narrower blade on the 5-15R receptacles is for the black live wire and the wider blade is for the white netrual wire.

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I think most guys either just use the switch lock on the router or, lacking that, just tape or tie the switch in the ON position. Most are loathe to do a lot of rewiring because at times they may want to pop the thing out of the table and use it handheld.
Thank John. Thats what I needed to know.
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U must be getting more out of that picture then I am ..
I don't see the wires going to any blades ..

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The narrower blade on the 5-15R receptacles is for the black live wire and the wider blade is for the white netrual wire.
I never knew that. Thanks

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ON most duplex receptacles on the back side in small print it says HOT indicating where the black wire(s) should go -- that leaves the white wire to go on the other side (the lug for the ground (bare wire in most cases) is off-set on the same side as the white wire terminals. Kind of hard to get it confused. -- no matter what size the slot is for the blades.

I think his drawing just has the slots the incorrect length.. why would one look at the front if you are working on the back?

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Hi Guys

Here's a simple rule,,Brass is Black,Silver is White all others are green to ground small key lug is always Black
"BBSWotherstoG" always switch the black.the norm..

I will say it's best to make one hot and one not,just by clipping the jumper on the brass side of the outlet, then you always have power for a light or vac.etc.it takes the hard/hvy. load off the 15 amp.switch..when you power up the router,that arc is a switch killer in time..

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