Yes to everything. So the brushes are very easy to get to and are in great shape. I'll pull the hood and test the plug and start switch which should both be easy checks, albeit the router isn't that old and there is zero dry rot. Seriously, it looks great. But I'm comfortable with the testing equipment, and using it as a paper weight has no appeal. Just wish there was a DIY maintenance manual online, like the one for the cloths dryer. Step by step in order of simplicity to access. Guess that wont be in a DeWalt Companies future any time soon. I'm sure I can wing it to a degree. It's just that routers always struck me as a "How did they get all that in there" kinda tool and once I take it out, I'm concerned with getting back in. It makes me mad to comply with the extra cost, but there's a DeWalt repair facility a block from where I work and I like the router so I'm gonna check the switch and power cord and then if it still doesn't work, I'll hand it over to the professionals. Thanks for the help.
Step 1 - Do. Step 2 Fail. Step 3 Learn. Step 4 Do Again.
Alternative > Step 1 - Ask. Step 2 Do.