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Repairing Powertools?

Old 06-26-2009, 12:36 AM
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Default Repairing Powertools?

I just scored one of these for $15AU.
Havent' started it up yes as when you spin the wheel by hand it "catches" every now and again.
Most likely one of the bearings are gone as the brushes are ok.
I found a good exploded view diagram showing all the bits, but I'm just a bit wary of pulling it apart.

So my question is - has anyone pulled one (or anything similar) apart before and what should I be careful of in terms of things that might "fall out" etc.
Or is it pretty straight forward as in take one piece off at a time?
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Well I pulled it apart and the gears are stripped.
Should get away with less than $100 for a set of new ones.








Old 06-26-2009, 01:37 AM
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Jeez, 15 AU is like 12 USD...

I just bought a new DeWalt one yesterday for $200 [&:] I probably could have gotten a used one but probably better getting the new one anyway.
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Default RE: Repairing Powertools?

Yeah I am slowly upgrading all my powertools to DeWalt as I go.
This one was in a bin at the local scrapyard though and I thought it was too good not to try and repair.

Just been ringing around a couple of places to see how much the new parts would cost.
The difference between two of them was half price!
I don't know how some places stay in business with prices like that.

Seems I'll get away with about $150AU though which isnt' too bad.




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Default RE: Repairing Powertools?

What are the gears made of anyway? I've never really disassembled a chop saw; I figured they would be belt drive or something but gears make sense.

Kinda pricey for gears though, yikes!

What brand saw did you get anyway, a Makita? If it is, I'm surprised it broke, heh... I'm not really brand specific for power tools as long as they are a name brand; I'm partial to DeWalt sanders and chop saws though.
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I like makita power tools. Especially there cordless.
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[link=http://www.ereplacementparts.com/armature-assembly-115v-p-78443.html]Gear[/link]

[link=http://www.ereplacementparts.com/helical-gear-p-2226.html]Gear 2[/link]

[link=http://www.ereplacementparts.com/makita-2414nb-chop-saw-parts-c-97_98_218_433.html]Diagram[/link]







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What brand saw did you get anyway, a Makita? If it is, I'm surprised it broke, heh... I'm not really brand specific for power tools as long as they are a name brand; I'm partial to DeWalt sanders and chop saws though.
Yeah like I said I picked it up for $15 at the scrapyard.
I reckon someone tried to cut something too thick and they stripped the gears.
DeWalt is awesome and I'm slowly upgrading all my gear to DW.
I have the biggest timber chop saw with the alloy stand which gets plenty of use and a couple of powerdrills and am looking at getting a circular saw next.

Makita is a good brand too though.



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I was at the welding shop today and I noticed they have Makita chop saws; they were $160 plus tax...
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Yeah I've seen them priced anywhere between $179 and $370 US
That's the 14 inch blade yeah?


I'm talking $AU though, and I haven't seen them that cheap here.















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