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If you can manage it taken apart UNPLUGGED-read for an open circuit and play with meter until you find the 2 wires that make a circuit form the bunch. You should be able to connect those 2 and then used a fused power block for the try. . If you get up and running as a single speed; H-F sells a plug in speed control for about $20 or under.
 

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Thanks. It's my understanding that plug-in speed controls only work down to about 5000 rpm. Below that, torque drops off too much. There is a device that can vary the speed down to under 100 rpm and still retain torque. It's called a PID and is used for speed control on CNC machines. They cost $150 and is on my wish list as I am now building a CNC router.
 

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Thanks. It s my understanding that plug-in speed controls only work down to about 5000 rpm. Below that, torque drops off too much.
Can't imagine a situation where you would need slower than 5000 rpm.. that router when working properly only goes down to 8000 rpm. You slinging some 4" bits or something???

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Brad
 

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I have 2 M12V's…...One in a table, and one hand held….I've had mine for about 15-16 years, and I sure hope the speed control doesn't go out on them….I usually run mine between 2-3 on the dial…..I buy parts I need from Tool Parts Direct….You might look them up on Google…They carry parts for all major brands, including the old model Hitachis….....Just a shot in the dark…...
 

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I took the router apart and removed the speed control module. I spliced the 2 white wires together and taped the smaller red wire (not used). Turned it on and full speed ahead. It seems to be running faster (more noisier) than it did when the speed control was working. I'm going to get a HF speed control. I hear they work well.
 

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I started mine while it was against the fence while trying to work and talk at the same time
and it burned up the speed controller cost 100.00 to get it fixed lesson learned
 

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I bought the HF speed control. Hooked it up and it works perfectly; actually better than before. I had a 20% off coupon which I applied and guess what! the other items I bought also were included in the 20% off. The coupon states "20% off on any ONE item". I ended up with 5 items and 20% off on all of them.
The first thing I did was to remove the belt clip and make a mounting plate so I could attach it to the side of my router table. I had to use longer screws to attach the plate. I used a piece of sheet aluminum, 1/8" x 6" x 2-1/8".
 
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