To answer your question, the speed on this router is controlled by a
small dial on the top of the motor housing. Separate from the on/off
switch. You don't hold either speed or on/off down to operate the
router, unless you get the D-handle, which includes a trigger type
went after just a couple months. When I took it back they let have
full credit towards the 2 1/4 hp model. It's a great router! That
being said ... I added the plunge base later and paid almost as much
as the deal you are looking at ... so, it's certainly worth it. Also,
Milwaukee's warranty is for 5 years !
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