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I have a old Rockwell 100-M that belonged to my father-in-law and I'd love to get this tool working again if at all possible. He was a finish carpenter and I worked with him almost 25+ years ago. He passed away in 2019. He was an absolute master craftsman and he challenged me to be a better woodworker all the time. We spent time in each others shops to see who was building what.

I say all of that to simply say I really want this old router to work!!

The cord was chewed and pretty worn so I've got to replace that, which is not too bad, but I thought I'd check to brushes and the plastic caps just cracked to pieces when I went to remover them. I figured I might as well replace the switch while I've got it in pieces - where to start!

My real question here is does anyone know of a decent place to find some of these parts? It is pretty clean inside and the outside casing is in great shape. Other than being old it just needs some TLC.

Suggestions?

thanks in advance!!
 

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People here often recommend ereplacementparts.com but it looks like they don't have what you're looking for. Those brush caps looks like they may be similar to ones found in some old Porter Cable routers. I think PC and Rockwell were somehow related at one time. If the switch still works perhaps some contact cleaner would restore it. I've used Nu-trol for decades with good results but there are many manufacturers of similar products.
 

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People here often recommend ereplacementparts.com but it looks like they don't have what you're looking for. Those brush caps looks like they may be similar to ones found in some old Porter Cable routers. I think PC and Rockwell were somehow related at one time. If the switch still works perhaps some contact cleaner would restore it. I've used Nu-trol for decades with good results but there are many manufacturers of similar products.
Yes, I believe they used to be connected somehow too. Thanks for the info, much appreciated!! The switch seem solid so I'll give it a go!
 
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