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Hello, my name is Gene, I'm a retired fireman and a lifetime woodworking enthusiast. I found this forum when I was trying to figure out how to disassemble a Porter Cable 100 Router to replace the cord. The forum was helpful and the replacement was a success. I prefer older tools and I have a surfboard factory where I use them on a regular basis.

Great forum, looking forward to meeting y'all.
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Very nice tools...John
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Thanks John, I've had a few of them for a very long time and they keep running strong. Just recently started to blow them off and return them to that case after use, before that they were always scattered around the shop.
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Hi Gene and welcome!

From one tool nut to another may I compliment you on your collection. Very nice, indeed!

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Gene too bad you didn't join a while ago I gave away to the Good Will some really nice Art Deco design tools dating back to the early 40'2 and late 30's.
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Gene, welcome! Nice collection!

As an owner and restorer of Porter-Cable and Walker-Turner tools I can appreciate being stymied. Until someone shares the "secret" or two of a particular tool.

Since Porter-Cable began here in Syracuse, NY, our local source for knowledge is Ron Rachubka at Syracuse Industrial Sales on LeMoyne Avenue - (315) 478-5751. He has talked me through restoring a P-C belt sander and given me information on my old P-C worm-gear circular saw. He also has a lot of old parts and connections to other dealers. Give him a call and ask him about disassembly. He probably doesn't remember my name so it won't do any good to mention my name!

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Gene, welcome! Nice collection!

As an owner and restorer of Porter-Cable and Walker-Turner tools I can appreciate being stymied. Until someone shares the "secret" or two of a particular tool.

Since Porter-Cable began here in Syracuse, NY, our local source for knowledge is Ron Rachubka at Syracuse Industrial Sales on LeMoyne Avenue - (315) 478-5751. He has talked me through restoring a P-C belt sander and given me information on my old P-C worm-gear circular saw. He also has a lot of old parts and connections to other dealers. Give him a call and ask him about disassembly. He probably doesn't remember my name so it won't do any good to mention my name!

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Thanks Paul, the hitch on that PC 100 disassembly was removing the collet nut from the shaft in order to remove the lower casing, since there's no way to stop the shaft from spinning with the nut. Turns out an impact wrench was the secret, the stop/start action did the trick. After that it went smooth.
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Why does the box of parts look familiar??? ROFL!! Been there. Done that. Finding or making the right part is often the next hardest step in the process. Going back together? Almost always the easiest... unless months have passed and photos/ drawings were not done on the way apart.
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Hi Paul, all it needed was a new cord so it's back in one piece now. It was really easy to re-assemble, taking it apart not so much.
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