Yes, you are absolutely right, the treadle just engages the clutch motor. But.....there are several adjustments that can help the whole process. That's why I told Dusty if adjusting the the treadle doesn't help him enough, he needed to slow the whole process down. Doing this will help gain some control. I did say that once he was more familiar with the machine, he could change the pulleys back. What I didn't say, but should have, was that he needed to get more practice running the machine and easing into the speed of the motor.
Originally Posted by trimmer2
The treadle on a machine with a clutch motor is not a speed control.It just engages the clutch or disengages it.So its either going or not.You control the speed of the machine by slipping the clutch with your foot. You can slow the whole machine down by changing the pulley but then to go really slow you still have to slip the clutch.