"Fixing" my router...

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Blog entry by mIps posted 07-13-2013 02:35 AM 912 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

So a while back I bought a 2nd hand router. It’s a Craftsman 315175.110 which is a fixed-base, 1.75 HP unit with soft-start and speed control.
I knew when I bought it it was one of the models with the sticky height adjustment problem, but I have long since “Fixed” that by filing the grooves on the router base so they are slightly wider and slightly deeper. It’s still a bit stiff, but not like it was.
Well, yesterday it decided it was going to stop working completely. Wouldn’t even turn on. So, after swearing at it for a minute, I turned on my Google-fu, found a wiring diagram and completely bypassed the soft-start and the speed control. It works again.
Gotta love cheap 2nd hand tools.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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#1 posted 07-14-2013 03:10 AM

Keeps on routing is the important part, as long as it is safe to use

-- Norman

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#2 posted 07-14-2013 08:03 PM

It does indeed keep on routing.

-- Be honest, honorable, kind, work hard, and generally be awesome.

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