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do router speed controllers damage routers?

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  • do router speed controllers damage routers?

    I have a Porter Cable 690LR single speed router that I would like to use a speed controller on. It seems like some people say it will harm the router and others say it is fine. Porter Cable said not to and a guy at a local tool shop also said it would burn out the router. Everything I have read online seems to say it is okay. So what is the real story/ Do add on speed controllers burn out single speed routers? If they do, why do they even make them?

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    Re: do router speed controllers damage routers?

    You asked this same question in another thread you started, let's keep all the responses in the one thread for easier viewing and continuity.
    "When we build let us think we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work that our descendants will thank us for, and let us think, as we lay stone upon stone, that a time is to come when these stones will be held sacred because our hands have touched them, and that men will say, as they look upon the labor and wrought substance of them, "See! This our fathers did for us."
    John Ruskin (1819 - 1900)