Router Speed Control on a scroll saw

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Forum topic by loiblb posted 09-27-2016 09:55 PM 509 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-27-2016 09:55 PM

I have an old AMT scroll saw. Can a Router Speed Control be used on a scroll saw?

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#1 posted 09-27-2016 09:57 PM

Depends on the motor – if it’s an induction motor – then no.


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#2 posted 09-27-2016 10:04 PM

And chances are it is an induction motor.

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#3 posted 09-29-2016 01:02 PM

Look to see if the motor has brushes – Look for little round access caps on opposite sides of the motor. If the motor has brushes, then the router speed control should work OK.


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#4 posted 09-29-2016 02:18 PM

I have the 16” AMT scroller. Darned good little saw for the money too. Had it for years, and it DOES have an induction motor. No speed controller will work. Sorry.
BTW, pull the arms off and lube the bushings with white lithium grease. I’m sure that yours needs it.


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