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variable speed switch question

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Secret Agent

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I have a Delta 37-190 (6 inch jointer). It is pretty much the same as a Delta JT-160. Delta Machinery|Porter Cable Product Details for 6" Variable-Speed Bench Jointer - Model # JT160

The variable speed switch went out. A replacement switch is $129. A new jointer is $239.

Harbor Freight has a variable speed controller for a router that will operate up to 15 amps. - Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

Can I disconnect the variable speed controller on the Delta Jointer and wire it direct to bipass the variable speed controller and then plug the jointer into the variable speed controller from Harbor Freight. I do not care if the RPM is the same as the original factory settings, I just want to control down the speed of the jointer so that it isn't going full speed.
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