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Does anyone know where I can get a variable speed controller for a router? I have 2 fixed speed routers and for the type of work I have done, fixed speed routers have worked fine. Now I want to use a large router bit and the speed of my routers is way too fast and I need to slow the routers down for safety reasons.

I can get a controller kit that I have to put together my self but I would then need to buy a soldering iron to put it together, and maybe other bits and pieces too, which would make the whole thing too expensive.

Anyone know where I can get a ready assembled speed controller for a router?

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Did you try Woodcraft.com ?

Here is the link:
Buy Router Speed Control at Woodcraft
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I forgot to mention that the controller needs to be for 240 volt routers.

Thanks neiltsubota for your quick reply, sorry I was not more specific.

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NEW Router Variable Speed Control Box 220-240 VOLT UK EUROPEAN VOLTAGE NEW | eBay

NEW 220--240 VOLT ROUTER SPEED CONTROL BOX



Great for routing tough woods, plastics and even aluminum
Plug your router into this control unit & you instantly have a variable speed tool!
Works with any universal AC/CD brush type motor
8 AMPS & under
Input Voltage 220-240 volt capacity
Features: Variable speed or full run
Dim: 4-3/8" L x 2-9/16" W x 2-3/4" H
A must have for every workshop
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I forgot to mention that the controller needs to be for 240 volt routers.

Thanks neiltsubota for your quick reply, sorry I was not more specific.

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I'm not sure if a conversion plug would work like it does on other electronics but if it would you can get a speed controller at Harbor Freight for very little money.
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Hi Art

The HF or the MLCS ones will not work on the 220 volt setup.

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Thanks everyone.

And thanks to bobj3. That is what I am after. The guy who sells them is away and wont be back until early June so I will get one then.

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You're Welcome Alex

They are very hard to find you may want to buy more than one and sale the others off to pay for yours.. (hint)


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And thanks to bobj3. That is what I am after. The guy who sells them is away and wont be back until early June so I will get one then.

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The Super PID speed control is very good and maintains a constant speed regardless of router load. It's not cheap and installation does require some wiring at mains voltage but does work very well.
240V as it's made in Australia.
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just buy a rheostat light switch that is 20Amp
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