Variable speed switch for router table?

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Forum topic by builtinbkyn posted 01-16-2017 01:34 AM 583 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2017 01:34 AM

I’ll be mounting a new Triton TRA 001 to my table and was wondering if there’s a way to add speed control to the router, above table. How would it be connected to the paddle power switch if there’s such a device? If there is, can anyone suggest their component of choice?

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#1 posted 01-16-2017 03:42 AM

When I looked at the router specs on Amazon, it says that it has variable speed control built in with soft start so I don’t think you wll be able to use any of the after market variable speed controls. Unless you can take the variable speed switch out of the router and somehow wire it to work externally, you probably cannot do it.

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#2 posted 01-16-2017 04:23 AM

Thanks Nathan. Yes it does have what you mentioned. The soft start is actually one of the features I really like about this router, well in addition to the spindle lock and it’s power. After doing a little online research, it seems the only way to achieve the speed change would be to vary the voltage, which would then reduce the torque – something that isn’t desirable for obvious reasons. Even though I’m not electronically inclined, I don’t believe this is how the variable speed is achieved within the unit itself.

I guess it will still require either lifting the unit out of the table or reaching under the table to adjust the speed.

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