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Hey Everyone!

I've been browsing around for several months now. Most of the threads I have been lurking are about jigs. I want to redo my home address numbers on the curb bc I am tired of paying $15 for someone else to do it.

Four years ago, I bought a used Dewalt DW625 router after discovering routers on Youtube. I set some time part this weekend to start my second project, but my router was acting funny. I am glad to be part of the forum now. The only thing that will make this forum even better is the compatibility with Tapatalk. :smile:
 

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welcome N/A...

what kind of funny is your router acting???
 

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Hi Lebowski and welcome. That problem can have 3 causes that I know of. One is one or more burned out windings on the arbor but it`s usually associated with a power loss at the same time. Another possibility is a faulty speed control. Some of them are so expensive that they aren`t worth replacing but they can usually be bypassed and wired direct to turn full speed and if speed control is needed it can be supplied with an external add-on unit. Last and cheapest is replacing the brushes. If one isn`t making good contact it can rev up and down.
 
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Welcome to the forum! Add your first name to your profile to clear the N/a in the side panel and so we'll know what to call you. Add your location, as well. You'll find both these tasks to be very easy on a computer, maybe not so easy on a mobile device. Top right of this page you'll see 'Account Settings', click on that and then 'Edit Your Details'. Once there you'll see the fields for location and first name.

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Welcome Lebowski,
This forum is filled with knowledge and experience, all at your disposal, all you have to do is ask.
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I want to redo my home address numbers on the curb bc I am tired of paying $15 for someone else to do it.

The only thing that will make this forum even better is the compatibility with Tapatalk. :smile:
On the curb? Painted? If that is it, just get some cardboard, make a stencil, and paint the numbers on. Keep the stencil for next time.

Tapatalk. Never heard of it Unless that's what I got a shot for years ago.
 

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Welcome to the Forum...

Sounds like you've gotten a good answer from Cherryville...I vote for checking the brushes...clean their surfaces and clean the commutator also. It may have collected some "goop" while sitting.

Stick is sure to point you to some good reading...do read it...lots of good info re: routers...
 

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Lol. I’m using Tapatalk now. I’m not just using the router for the numbers. That would be overkill.
I want to install some floating shelves and change the backsplash in the bathroom. I’ve watched some cool videos on YT.

I’ll be sure to do some reading here. I’ll post pics this week of the router. I’ve never dissembled a tool before, but I’m confident that I’ll be able to do it with the help from this forum. Thanks again for the welcome and replies.


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Hi Stick!

The router seems to change speeds on its own. I had it in first gear and then it revved up like crazy on its own.


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I'd lean toward brushes as the culprit...

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Lol. I’m using Tapatalk now. I’m not just using the router for the numbers. That would be overkill.
I want to install some floating shelves and change the backsplash in the bathroom. I’ve watched some cool videos on YT.

I’ll be sure to do some reading here. I’ll post pics this week of the router. I’ve never dissembled a tool before, but I’m confident that I’ll be able to do it with the help from this forum. Thanks again for the welcome and replies.


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Jesse, welcome. You've come to the right place for routers. Couldn't be a more helpful bunch here with yards of background for all sorts of things. I've heard of Tapatalk but thought it was something to do with woodpecker communication.

As far as being in the bathroom using a router.. I wouldn't use it while in the bath. Nothing can be that important that it can't wait. I'd get those shelves out of the water too. Let them dry out well before you install them.
 

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Welcome aboard Jesse, glad to have you here and registered rather than lurking! As you'll have seen we're a friendly helpful community, so enjoy your stay, post lots of pictures and share in the knowledge transfer!
 

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G'day Jesse. Welcome to the forum.
 

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I'd lean toward brushes as the culprit...

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..Or the soft start....(hoping it is something simple on my Triton TRA000)

Although, @stick, you have given me some clues on where to start looking...
 

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..Or the soft start....(hoping it is something simple on my Triton TRA000)

Although, @stick, you have given me some clues on where to start looking...


I’m hoping it’s something that isn’t too expensive to fix. The support over the first 24 hours is amazing. I should’ve joined when I first discovered this forum.


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