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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-19-2019, 09:05 PM Thread Starter
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Well my Milwaukee had been making a bad bearing noise for some time.It finally locked up today but I can't complain a bit as it has been a real work horse for me.I wold buy the same one again and hope to find a similar one to replace it!
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Why not replace the bearing and get some more years of use out of it?

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As much as it has been used I figure something else would go bad soon to.And I would have to send it off to have it repaired anyhow.
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Mike, you should never let anything go so long that it quits. I bet you could replace those bearings your self. What do you have to lose? I could not find a video on Milwaukee routers but there are videos on other routers. See link below. If you fix it your self you will get a nice warm fuzzy feeling inside.

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As much as it has been used I figure something else would go bad soon to.And I would have to send it off to have it repaired anyhow.
As already mention by Hawkeye, on the upside if you try to repair it yourself and sucede you'll not only learn something but save a good deal as well. But I'd always suggest looking at it before it konks out for good. Still worth a try unless time is of an essence. I'd still try after replacing if you go that route. You may surprise yourself.
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Bearings are the cheapest item in the whole router.
Buy both of them for the price of a couple beers. Take a couple hours and see what you can do.

If you take it apart first, and then screw something else up, you still got the price of two beers to drown your sorrows.
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I would price the bearings. You could always use it as a spare router. Maybe leave a round-over (or other often-used) bit in it.
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What Paul said. Fix it and use it as a spare, or for those occasions where you need a 2nd router with a different bit in place (round overs for eg.)
But basically yes! Buy a new toy!!!
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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.
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I replace all my own bearings. It's not that hard. If you hit a snag there are lots of us who can help guide you. Stick swears by replacing with ceramic bearings which I think are good for 40,000 rpm. The bearings that come on routers aren't really rated for the rpm they turn over a long period of time. I'm sure Stick has a source for them.

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