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Forum topic by glassguy posted 429 days ago 433 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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glassguy

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429 days ago

Has any body had touble with the small bosh variable speed router I have 4 of them every one has the speed controller shot on it . have replaced 2 of the controller,s at 30.00 bucks each . I like the size and power but this speed controller is a pain.


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NiteWalker

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#1 posted 429 days ago

That’s the first I’ve ever heard of the speed controllers going on the colts. I used to have two and they worked fine.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#2 posted 429 days ago

I too have several of the colts, as far as I know all the controllers work just fine. But then I seldom see a need to adjust the speed as all the bits I put in it are about the same size.

-- Jim, Long Island, NY Ancorayachtservice.com home of the chain leg vise

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glassguy

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#3 posted 429 days ago

My guys must be doing somthing to bugger them all 4 of them have or are having trouble even one that is just over 2 months old . we use them hard and need to run some bits slow and some fast so that is why I have stuck with them .they are a nice little router nice fit in the hand the base to motor is a bit cheap but over all good. I would buy Makita trim router but they don’t have variaable speed .

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NiteWalker

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#4 posted 429 days ago

Try the ridgid R2401. I have three (sold my colts for them) and love them. I adjust the speed on them somewhat often and no problems yet.

Might they be getting used too hard; i.e. bits too big?
If they are, you might want to try the next step up from a trimmer, the dewalt 611 compact routers.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#5 posted 428 days ago

Have 6 of em… only had problems with the on off switch, always turns out to be dust under switch. Hope it washes out. Just picked up a rigid. It seems very nice, we will see how it works out. Like the table on the colt better, but has to do more with type of work. Almost all round over and flush trim.

-- Who is John Galt?

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RonInOhio

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#6 posted 428 days ago

Are speed changes being done during a cut possibly ? Shouldn’t speed changes be done with a freely spinning
bit ? Does it even matter ? Other possible causes, bits buried in the collet. Taking to large of a depth of cut .

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NiteWalker

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#7 posted 428 days ago

I usually change speed before I turn it on.
Changing speed while freely spinning didn’t seem to affect anything either.

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