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Hi guys,
I bought a few used routers tonight.
I need help....
The Dewalt, DW624, is seized up, so the spindle doesn't rotate.
Any Ideas ???

The two others, are porter cables.6209
One with a plunge, and the other fixed.
The Porter Cables, may be operable with some new brushes.
Not really sure.

But, is there a secret to install these brushes ???

That dang spring is bent, how can I align the connections before I place the cap, over the top of the spring to make a correct connection ?
My patience, is being tested.
Any ideas ???
And also, that Dewalt,
What are some ideas I could look into ?

All you Router Gurus, Please help.
Thanks to all who respond.
Gotta go now.
I"ll check back this afternoon.


Thanks again,
" justascratch "

Kevin

I'll try to respond before very long.
I'm going on a retreat this weekend.
I NEED IT !!! I BET WE ALL DO !!!
 

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The seized up one might just need new bearings which should be an easy fix. Go to a bearing supply store in your area with the old bearings. They will most likely be able to get them for you, and usually much cheaper than you'd get them at the factory store. While it's apart, clean up the armature as best you can.
The brushes should be easier to change than the bearings, but they probably will have to come from the factory store, unless there is a motor rebulider near you that might be able to fix you up.
Good luck, and let us all know how you made out.
 

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My experience with the Hitachi and Makita routers is that the bearings are standard off-the-shelf stuff. The price listed in Peter's reply are exorbitant. I hope you're not paying that Peter.

That said, disassemble carefully and, if necessary use the parts blow-up as a dis-assembly/re-assembly chart. You might need a bearing puller to take off the top and bottom bearings. Once you've gotten the whole thing apart, take a look at the armature, where the brushes rub and see if it is grooved. If so, take the whole thing to a motor repair shop and see if it is repairable. I also check the field coil and any imperfections in the collet threads. Those are the three project killers.

Replace all of the bearings, clean the brush contact area on the armature (some use steel wool, others use fine Emory paper) replace the brushes, and you should have a new router. Routers seldom wear out but are abused or broken. Your's fall into the neglected-abused category.
 

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Hi Kevin

I would run them down to one of the many server centers, it's free the norm and they can tell you if it's worth the money to fix them, if so you can get the right parts at that point..or pickup some white paint and make some new door stops..

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Hi guys,
I bought a few used routers tonight.
I need help....
The Dewalt, DW624, is seized up, so the spindle doesn't rotate.
Any Ideas ???

The two others, are porter cables.6209
One with a plunge, and the other fixed.
The Porter Cables, may be operable with some new brushes.
Not really sure.

But, is there a secret to install these brushes ???

That dang spring is bent, how can I align the connections before I place the cap, over the top of the spring to make a correct connection ?
My patience, is being tested.
Any ideas ???
And also, that Dewalt,
What are some ideas I could look into ?

All you Router Gurus, Please help.
Thanks to all who respond.
Gotta go now.
I"ll check back this afternoon.


Thanks again,
" justascratch "

Kevin

I'll try to respond before very long.
I'm going on a retreat this weekend.
I NEED IT !!! I BET WE ALL DO !!!
 

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Hi Ron

I only posted it for the drawing. That firm does drawings and spares for all sorts. I didn't even look at the prices. If I need bearings I've a bearing factor 10km down the road. I would never bother pulling bearings from the UK.

Cheers

Peter
 

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Hi Ron

I only posted it for the drawing. That firm does drawings and spares for all sorts. I didn't even look at the prices. If I need bearings I've a bearing factor 10km down the road. I would never bother pulling bearings from the UK.

Cheers

Peter
Hi Peter:

Sorry, I was aware of that but I failed to mention it. It was the price of the bearing that floored me and at that point I became myopic. Sorry about that. Maybe next time, I'll see blue and cool it instead of red. ;-)

Ron
 

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Thanks guys,
This is all great advice.
I'll be up late tonight try to find out where to start the dismantling.
Oh, by the way,the Dewalt is a DW624 plunge.
And 2 porter cables are 6902's one with plunge, one not.
All for $40.00
I like being in the right place, at the right time...
 

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Thanks guys,
This is all great advice.
I'll be up late tonight try to find out where to start the dismantling.
Oh, by the way,the Dewalt is a DW624 plunge.
And 2 porter cables are 6902's one with plunge, one not.
All for $40.00
I like being in the right place, at the right time...
Well......we'll see. You MAY have been in the right place to take a load of boat anchors off the guys hands!! Be SURE to let us know how it all comes out. AND the final cost. Enjoy your new treasures and have fun!!:laugh:
 
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