Why not replace the bearing and get some more years of use out of it?
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.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.
it's easy to do yourself...ill have to check into replacing the bearings!!!
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.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.