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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-20-2019, 06:51 PM Thread Starter
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Ill have to check into replacing the bearings!!!
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ill have to check into replacing the bearings!!!
it's easy to do yourself...

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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I had a Milwaukee 5625 quit on me. Luckily I have service center close to me. The rep told me it would be $225 to start + the parts because it was over 5 years old. A new one was $329 so I went that way. If you have a center close to you it wouldn't hurt to take it in and get a quote. If you know it's the bearing(s) then I would also recommend that you replace them yourself.
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Milwaukee tools here in Cyprus have been absolutely ridiculously expensive. You could buy a junker car for the price of a big router.
They have just been reduced by 30%.
Now they are just damn expensive.
When I lived in Cyprus 11 years ago, there was a hardware store near Larnaka that had a surprising variety of specialized Milwaukee tools. But at mortgageable prices - not sure who could afford them, no matter how Labour-saving.
Here in South Africa, one of the big box chains sold the brand for a while (before being taken over by Walmart), but not a great success. Almost as pricy as DeWalt, but without the local track record. Discontinued after about 18 months..
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You obviously left the year we arrived (2008).
the Larnaca store is Christou brothers. Power tools are still stupid prices, more than double the Uk price. i dont understand it, except for the fact that all Cypriots want a mercedes for every family member!
De walt is also out of reach of the normal working man. I spent a long time deciding on a table saw. Nothing here under a 1000 euros. The dewalt 745 is still listed at the tool shops as 800 euro (US$910). But finally a French owned big box store in Nicosia has broken the blockade and I bought one there for 580 euro (US$660). In the UK they sell at £450 (US$580)
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Yes, Christou brothers, I could not remember the name, but remember the store and location clearly.
I still have some jeans and boots that I bought at Carrefour, but the best was an impact drill/chipping hammer I bought on an opening special at Alphamega for about 32 Euro, which has done me sterling service.
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Carrefour has pulled out of Cyprus, sold them to a Cypriot company and now they have a name almost no English speaker can pronounce. Translated to an english keyboard they are called Skla-ven-ee-dees.
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@sunnybob , does your DW745 accept a dado stack? The ones available here do not (30mm bore), neither does the local equivalent of the Bosch table saw that Stick and some of the other guys hold in high regard. I understand that dado stacks are banned in the E.U. ?
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No, mine does not accept dado stacks.

Dado stacks are not "banned" as such, but as you cant have a top guard on them, that would breach EU health and safety rules and prevent them from being sold anywhere in Europe because they could not achieve the "CE" stamp aproval.
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@sunnybob , completely co-incidentally, today I hauled out an end-nipper pliers I had forgotten I owned - bought at Christou Bros.
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