So I cut the handles off this router, for a better fit in the sled, as some suggested. However, there are only two RED wires going from the switch in the handle to the router. i.e., I now have a router with two red mains wires, and it’s hard to tell which was connected to which on the handle switch.
This confuses me. How do I wire this to the mains? From my (limited) understanding of electrical circuits, they simply CAN’T both be positive wires, right, even with fancy modern double insulation etc. – right?
So I think MAYBE the positive and negative don’t matter, because it’s just a motor, so they color-coded them the same? IS one negative and one positive, or can I wire it either way?
Does anyone know what kind of switch it is, that has a positive and negative going in, and two red wires going out (I would have expected just a red wire going through the switch – maybe this is the double insulation/grounded switch)?