I have had the variable-speed model for about two years now. I don't recall
*ever* operating it at less than full speed. YMMV...
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On Fri, 26 Nov 2004 00:19:44 -0700,
nospam firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
This discussion is interesting because I've had two PC 333 (not VS)
for a couple of years and I never thought about variable speed until
Yesterday I was doing some hand sanding on a small piece where the
grain direction was along the short and curved dimension. I thought
that a ROS would leave a more uniform finish and realized I could use
my router speed control on the ROS. I tried it on my test piece and
it worked like a champ. Very easy to control and a much better finish
than sanding across the grain (and easier than sanding with the
I'm now sold on using a speed control with the sander but doubt that I
will ever buy a sander with VS - the external speed control worked
generally speaking, if the motor has brushes, you can use it with a
so routers, drills and most handheld power tools work fine.
washing machine motors and most stationary tools don't.
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