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.
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