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I have a cadillac of a router that i have grown up useing in the shop with paw paw . For the first time in twenty years i flip the switch and nothing . through a small investigation i discover that the brushes or bushings what ever you call them have gone bad . i tried to find replacement locally but no luck.. does anyone know where i can find them it is the power kraft router motor model TEB-8542A made by montgomery ward . any help would be greatly appreciated !!!
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I doubt you will ever find original parts for your Montgomery Ward router, but all is not lost. Stanley made many routers for MW, but they discontinued their models many years ago too so finding Stanley brushes that fit will also be nearly impossible.

Brushes are just sticks of hard, pressed together graphite, so any brush that will fit into the brush guides of your router can be made to work. Does the original brush have a wire and spring attached? you will need to find one like that or your job will be much harder. Many of the better mom and pop type hardware stores in the US have a stock of many sizes of brushes. You will need to take one of your brushes with you and try to match up the design, of course your's will be shorter since it's worn out. If you find some that are close in design, but slightly too wide or too thick you can sand them down or even shorten them with a sander (messy job) until they fit into your router. They need to fit, but they need to slide easily.

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Sears bought out Wards part inventory. Likelyhood of finding them with original part number is very slim. But... measure the brushes, and you can probably find replacements. Other parts? Not so much!

Here is one of many place you may try...

Here is another...

NOTE: measure accuratly! Recommend a dial or digital caliper.

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Hello, glad you found us, it's great to have you as a member of the community, welcome to Router Forums.
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if you have the old one I found brush on e bay I order 1 brush not a pair from sears and it was over $10 dollars I took the size and found 10 pair for less than 10 dollars of course it can from china and it took a month to get here but now i have 10 pair ,just make sure the spring is the right length you might have to file off the sides a little , but I can put up with a little work to find WHAT I NEED AND TO SAVE SO MONEY
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