Sometimes my 7518 can't control the lowest speed. It spins way too fast
and then slows down to under 500 RPM before speeding up again. I'm
trying to run a panel bit (3-1/4") and need it to turn SLOWLY. The
second lowest speed is consistent, but I want to use the slowest speed.
Anyone know of any tricks to fix this at home? do you know how much the
defective part costs? Is it a logic board or a sensor? I called PC
last year about it and they said they know that model does that, but
this is ridiculous because it'll go FULL speed, which is scary with that
large of a bit on it.
That is apparently an inherent problem with that old router design. I read
a magazine test of most all the big routers. They had the same problem with
this router and got the same answer that you did. Apparently this all
smoothes out when you actually start feeding stock and the circuitry has
something to measure against IIRC.
If the router is still new I would return it and get another model all
together. That router is an old standard but has been IMHO out done by the
competition in the last 2 or 3 years. Milwaukee or Triton would be my
choice. I went with the Triton a couple of years ago after looking at the
big router offerings. Almost got the Milwaukee.
That router is the reason I got away from PC routers. They were a
mainstay for many years, AAMOF, the only game in town for big horsepower.
When they went to the slightly smaller diameter motor bodies, things
went from bad to worse.
They simply will not last one year under the conditions in my shop.
I get better mileage from Hitachi..
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