Rockler Router Speed Control
New router speed control allows for a wide range in speeds to match your application. Get the appropriate speed to match the router bit and application without investing in an expensive variable speed router! Set the rate from 0 RPM to full speed. Use on brush-type motor routers up to 3 HP, 20 amp.Notice: Will not work with variable speed and/or soft start routers.
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Would recommend it.
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And on the older type routers, you may need to engage (and lock on) the switch, which may be mounted in the handle.This will cause the router to stay in the "on" position allowing the Rockler speed control to actually turn it on and off, etc. Otherwise than that perhaps the Speed control box may be plugged into an outlet that is controlled by a switch itself. Don't know what else to check except if there is actually a problem with the speed control box itself. Hope this helps.
I assume you want slower speed so you can use larger diameter bits that are speed limited. I'm afraid you would discover that below 10,000 RPM, the router doesn't have enough power to actually swing a large diameter bit.
Works with any universal AC/DC brush type motor, 15 amps and under.
Will not work with soft- or slow-start motors.
I feel sure this control will work with your Porter Cable router. I bought mine to work with a 50 year old Craftsman router that belonged to my Dad so I could utilize the old router better. I set it up with the Milescraft base plate and use it for sign carving. So far, this speed control has worked very well for me. I don’t know the HP of the old Craftsman but it is a pretty powerful machine. I think you will be ok with your PC.