- August 8, 2016 at 3:59 pm #15811
I have the dewalt 660 now and I missed the speed control on my little 300w spindle. I bought this one from amazon, we’ll see how it goes. so far it seems to work well in dry runs, it’s most effective from around 6 to 10 range. anything lower seems like it could cause stalling or overheating in router but time will tell
Attachments:August 9, 2016 at 8:18 am #15842
I have something very similar I use it all the time. really want to get a PID controller so it gives it more power when it hits a heavy cut….maybe the next project. The super PID seems like a cool ad on but, can I do it myself???August 12, 2016 at 12:05 pm #16068
Great Idea. Using the optical sensor for true rpm is smart. A sensor kit for arduino with pwm out to a transistor replacing the pot on speed controller. Could it be that easy?September 25, 2016 at 3:34 pm #18338
Would the super pid work with the DW660 or would we need to remove some electronics? It doesn’t seem to have soft start. I probably could stand to spend 150.00 but they claim it would be quieter.September 25, 2016 at 4:16 pm #18340
I don’t see why it wouldn’t. It could really clean up some cuts.
I have looked into it a few times, I just keep thinking I can come up with something a bit lighter on the wallet with all the arduino’s I have around here.September 25, 2016 at 6:53 pm #18349
I meant couldn’t I don’t think I could stand to spend 150.00 Unless I knew I would get a big noise reduction.September 25, 2016 at 6:58 pm #18351
I would not count on much of a sound reduction. You can just get a spindle and vfd off ebay for a similar price and they are pretty dang quiet.
My vacuum is much louder than my 660, what are you doing for debris collection?September 25, 2016 at 7:18 pm #18354
No dust collection now I just vacuum it off occasionally while doing a cut since it’s in the garage. I the winter I am going to put the machine in the basement so we can park in the garage and I am thinking it’s too loud to use down there without bugging everyone else in the house. I may just build a room down there and insulate it well to cut down the noise. I think I could do that for the 150 bucks too. We’ll see how loud it ends up being maybe the sound won’t travel as far as I think it will.
I could just figure out the drag knife stuff and make card board stuff too 🙂
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