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Forum topic by Dunnester posted 07-18-2017 10:29 PM 436 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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07-18-2017 10:29 PM

Hi, I picked up a craftsman 2h.p., variable speed, soft start router for what I thought was a good deal.($35.00) I used it a few times and then it sputtered and does not get up to full power. It runs but I haven’t even tried to used it. Not being a good hand with motors, I thoughts I would come here for some help. My one buddy said maybe the brushes, so I ordered them and should have the tomorrow. If anyone has any suggestions besides getting rid of it, I would appreciate. Thanks a lot

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#1 posted 07-18-2017 11:06 PM

Router brushes last a long time so if
the router doesn’t look worn from use
I would bet it’s something else. Change
the brushes anyway, and turn the speed
up all the way. It’s possible the variable
speed isn’t working properly.

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