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A couple weeks ago i seen an add for a unit that hooked to the speed control knob to vary the speed of the router. This is not an electric unit. I haven't been able to find it since. Can anyone help me out?
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Hi Don and welcome. Can you describe how it worked? The only speed controls I’m familiar with is the ones you plug the router into and ones that use a flex cable.
 

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Neville, 220/240 volt controllers are available all over europe. Theyre all made in china so it shouldnt be difficult for you to order one.
I have fitted one to my makita and we run 240 volts here in Cyprus.
I dont use it much, but if I have to put a 2" or bigger cutter in, its much safer.
 

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Neville, 220/240 volt controllers are available all over europe. Theyre all made in china so it shouldnt be difficult for you to order one.
I have fitted one to my makita and we run 240 volts here in Cyprus.
I dont use it much, but if I have to put a 2" or bigger cutter in, its much safer.
I have an OK speed controller for my tools that done have one, the point I wanted to make is that if hes looking for one then as routers and grinders pull a lot of amps, then any speed controller needs to be able to carry the load. N
 

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Hi I'm new to the Forum this is my first post but, have you seen the variac variable AC Transformer on amazon.com? I like $45 brand new you can use it to control pretty much anything. I use mine for Motors to make tools and also to control the voltage to Lichtenberg besides fractal wood burning device to control the output. I think it's the best thing I've ever bought.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076Y2XHRS/ref=cm_sw_r_apa_i_YEeZEb4515S92
 

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The OP says non-electric. Sounds to me like some type of rod that hooks onto the speed control knob, so you can turn it from a distance. Sounds like an answer to a question that was never asked.
 

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I picked up a tote full of goodies at a garage sale a few years back. In it, along with the 3/4 horse, DC motor and controller I had my eye on was a variac. Before that, I'd heard of them, but never got my hands on one.

It looked like something belonging in my toy collection, so it sat on the shelf with other electric/electronic goodies. I was given a few hundred pounds of acrylic and Plexi, so built the contraption in the photo (had to order the meter, but had the other goodies (switch, LED lights, circuit breaker). Now it's a power source for a Plexi - acrylic bender and offers more versatility than the commercial unit I bought.

Unlike my router control, this is a BIG potentiometer (adjustable resister with three wires, vs a rheostat, with two). Mine is only good for five amps ("about 550 watts). As such, it's not the best way to control speeds on routers and other motors.

I forget where I picked up the controller, but remember it was about $20.00. It's important to note it is an electronic control and, instead of reducing the voltage, it keeps the voltage where the motor likes to be and adjusts the amperage.



Hi I'm new to the Forum this is my first post but, have you seen the variac variable AC Transformer on amazon.com? I like $45 brand new you can use it to control pretty much anything. I use mine for Motors to make tools and also to control the voltage to Lichtenberg besides fractal wood burning device to control the output. I think it's the best thing I've ever bought.
 

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G'day Don, welcome to the forum.
 

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Welcome to the forum Ricky,

Would you like to make you own post and let us know a bit about you?
 
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