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    Hello Guys
    Have been a while since I visit this forum. I have a Bosch router on my CNC it is pretty loud. So I did some research and found out that SuperPID will actually lower the noise but it is over $150 . I dig little bit more and found the router speed controller from Harbor Freight Router Speed Control Does anyone using it? I'm thinking to also purchase a hand held tachometer to check RPMs. I know it's not as good as SuperPID but I have 7 weeks old baby that I have to feed and change diapers .

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    The H.F. is basically a hopped up dimmer circuit.
    So no real comparison, apart from no display, you do not get RPM maintenance control.
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    I also have a bosch colt. I have a router speed control from mlcs or rockler. Anyway, it does what it is suppose to with the rigid that is in my router table. Bit does not work well with the bosch. It slows it down but it then has a heavy pulsing sensation. Kinda like a chugging effect. It was around $35 range. I think rockler has one that's like $80, but that's half way to a pid. Run it wide open for now and save a few pennies is my plan.



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    So basically you guys do not recommend it?



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    I've been using the Super PID for a few months now. It is well worth the money. I works so good. Skip a Latte, brown bag it, this speed controller will make your router into a better machine. Just my $.02.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pysiek View Post
    So basically you guys do not recommend it?
    The reviews looked OK, with a few 5 stars!
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    this is the one I have. $30 on mlcs woodworking. They also have a heavy duty one that $40.



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    Quote Originally Posted by tatinc2000 View Post
    this is the one I have. $30 on mlcs woodworking. They also have a heavy duty one that $40.
    How is it working for you? Do you using it on CNC router?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Pysiek View Post
    How is it working for you? Do you using it on CNC router?
    This is the one that didn't work well.



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    If you want good cutting power at lower rpm's get the super pid



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    Okay. I decided to go with SuperPID.



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    super pid 150
    a spindle, 1.5 kw is 250-300...

    if you can listen the loud on a few job, then buy a spindle.. will worth to spend on, because not only quieter, but also can be set more precisely the rpms..

    1 5KW Water Cooled Spindle Motor 1 5KW Inverter Drive VFD Grinding Engraving E7 | eBay


    this one is 230.. compared with a handheld router and super pid...

    probably they have the 0.8 kw spindle too.. works with same inverter..



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