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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-13-2010, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
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I run a Ryobi RE600. When I dial the speed I want and start to work the speed gets slower. The machine doesn't seem to stay where I put it. What should I be looking for as far as repairing it?

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Welcome to the RouterForums Steve. Glad to have you as a member.

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Variable speed and constant speed are two different things. Routers like the Bosch and other top line machines have the constant speed circuitry that applies more power as the load on the bit increases and that helps to stabilize the rpm though even that is not perfect and you can feel the router slow somewhat under havier loads.
I think you need to find out if your router has the constant speed feature and if it does, contact Ryobi about their authorized service centers if need be.

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I have the 694VS kit comes with the case.
The 690vs router has a dial.

One thing I noticed right off the bat the 1st time I used it was that if I pressed the motor, (moving too fast or hard wood or both) the rpms dropped automatically and stayed at that speed even after pulling away.

I've had 2 690s since around 03, 1st died from composite decking both did this, rpm drop when pressed. It freaked me out when it happened the 1st time, I never questioned the shop I bought it from and don't recall ever finding anything writtein about it

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