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Blog entry by whitegoodman posted 06-19-2013 03:04 AM 602 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If I have a RT with a porter cable 690 can I buy a variable speed control for it



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#1 posted 06-19-2013 03:10 AM

Yes

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 03:40 AM

Yup, I have several : )
Basically , you can use the speed control device with any motor that has brushes in it .

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#3 posted 06-20-2013 05:09 AM

You will notice a slight decrease in torque when cutting harder woods with a rheostat (variable resistor) type of speed control. A solid state control will reduce that effect!

Another possibility is a Variac (a variable transformer) as a speed control as these just change the supplied voltage but they are physically large.

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