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Hello glad to join the forums. I live in Wichita Kansas and I enjoy woodworking, home theater, guns & shooting, Ford Mustang's, cooking. and spending time with family.

I inherited a Black & Decker 7610 type I router from my Grandpa about 10 years ago and have been using it ever since. Unfortunately the brushes went out on it, along with the main bearing. I can't find replacement brushes for it they have been discontinued. I don't want to through it out, it has a lot of sentimental value to me. Does anyone know if I can still get these somewhere, or if there is another brush that will work for it?

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welcome N/A...
you were doing pretty good till you got to the Mustang part..

as for the bearing.. have a bearing supplier match it up..
the brushes.. get a set of near fit and rezie then to fit..
Eurton Electric Online Store: Brushes
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Hey, In Excess; welcome!
You might be able to find another one (that doesn't work)...matching bookends!
Seriously though, sentimentality aside, it doesn't work. It's a tool. Time to step up to newer technology with a warrantied router, ie new.
I'm an unrepentant hoarder/pack rat, but when a tool craps out I replace it. I need to get the work done and I don't need the stress or expense of trying to resuscitate deceased tools, but that's just me.
(In the spirit of full disclosure I do replace cords and brushes if they're reasonably accessible. )
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Originally Posted by Stick486 View Post
welcome N/A...
you were doing pretty good till you got to the Mustang part..
I think you being hard on him . If it’s a 69/70 fastback with a 428-SCJ and a 4 speed , it’s all good .

Welcome to the forum N/a
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Happy you decided to join the fun. I think the suggestion you retire the machine in a display case along with a picture and maybe some other artifacts of your grandfather. I also agree that since you use a router fairly often, that you consider buying a new one. I don't think it's possible to get more quality for your money than with a Bosch 1617 EVSPK kit. You can easily get parts for even old model Bosch gear. Don't forget to fill in your profile and add a first name so we don't have to call you "Hey, you."

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Brush "manufacturing is pretty straightforward...

Find a set that is close...wire length, cap, approximate radius, sized a bit bigger...

Radius will pretty much adjust itself when you run it a bit...but suggest taking it apart again to clean the resulting carbon...check wear at that point...

File to size...dirty operation...wear gloves...
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Hi and welcome. It's also possible that an old repair shop might have a set of the originals. Most of that type part were made by other companies and may have been used in a number of machines.
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