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Default 7610 Type 2 - "play" in shaft

This appears to be a well made tool, but the play in the shaft is so bad, I can't use it. The play effects the depth-adjustment, not an "out of round" type problem. Do you think this is just bearings or is there more to the problem than that? I'd like to save it if I can.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-07-2015, 02:14 PM
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Your 7610 could be >30 years old.
I doubt if it was assembled in the last 20 years.
If, without the collet & nut, you can grab the armature and wiggle it axially
(up/down), scrap the machine. A guess at the depth of cut is only the 1/2 of it.
You have a genuine foogazy that is a safety hazard.
With only a 1/4" collet, you could throw a cutter spontaneously.
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Check out Black and Decker 7610 Parts List and Diagram - Type 2 : eReplacementParts.com

Looks like there is a thrust washer on the opposite end of the spindle (part 7)...maybe worn...? That's a quick check...and even though it might be obsolete, you could fabricate out of appropriate material.

Bearing plate (part 31) might also be loose or worn...

...and, of course, there's always the bearing which appears available.


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Wow! I have been a member for less than a couple of hours and I have received 2 responses so far. I think I'm gonna like this Forum!

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Hey, Bob; welcome!
You have a second thread started with the same title? A wee bit confusing if you're (anyone) searching for responses...
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