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Question Wanted (ELU 3338 case)

I don't know if this is the right place to post this, but I am now getting a little more desperate.

I have an ELU 3338 that has a busted case and cannot be repaired. Since this model is long obsolete, I am looking for a non-working one to salvage the case from. I have owned this since it was new in 1989 and just cannot think of giving it up. DeWalt Service Center was attempting to repair it, but when they discovered that the case was cracked, they stopped work and threw up their hands.....I have not!

My research tells me that the DeWalt DW625 case may work. As much as I would like to have an ELU case, the yellow one would at least keep the spirit alive. A Trend T10/T11 is also a candidate from which to get a case.

If you have non-working router that meets this criteria and willing to part with it, please drop me a PM.

I have scurried eBay and Craigslist....but have been unsucessfull .....now I am here

Thanks in advance for your help.

(To the moderators: If this request is in the wrong place, please move it with my apologies!)
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welcome to the forums Lynn....

This would have been the week that I'd have finished chewing thru the restraints...
If only new layers hadn't been added....

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Thanks Stick.....as you can see, I have lurked on this forum for quite awhile.....I've learned alot from others' experience. Not much for contributing.....but I found myself in need of help, so I had to reach out.
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Whats the case made of?
Plastic can be glued, steel and even ali can be welded.
If its that sentimental, theres always a way.
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this post might help if you are unsure of stripping it by yourself.
In this post is another link with more info..
http://www.routerforums.com/general-...placement.html
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Thanks sunnybob.....very enlightening!
I haven't seen the case yet....I just got a call from the DeWalt Service Center saying they couldn't fix it because the case was obsolete. I took it to DeWalt because they have a flat fee for repair.....no matter how much the parts cost. I pointed out that the DeWalt DW625 appears to be the same case only yellow in color......they just didn't want to do it. Personally, I think the repair technicians just didn't want to repair the unit because they had to do some "out of the box" thinking. I will be picking up the ELU in a couple of days and will either have it handed to me in a basket or slapped together....either way, I will disassemble the unit to see what they are talking about. If I can't find a sacrificial router, I will be forced into "gluing" or "JB Welding" the case. I would really like to find an ELU that is non-working so I can salvage a "good" case.

The threads you pointed out will be helpful because I WILL make a valliant effort to get this unit up and running again.

Last edited by ridgwel; 04-20-2016 at 01:42 PM. Reason: Responding to sunnybob: Yes it is some form of plastic....definitely not metallic.
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The de walt people wont do it because its not de walt. Youve fallen into the insurance liability trap. Companies are so scared of being sued that they will only work on their own stuff, because thats what their insurance company insists on.
It also why you cant get advice anymore. If the guy behind the counter says oh yes you can, and then you electrocute yourself proving that you cant, he gets sued.

Even on forums like this, we have to be careful what kind of advice we give. It has to be worded as "this is what I did", not "this is what you should do"

Let us know what happens, and dont forget the pictures!
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sunnybob, good point. I think I'm just spinning my wheels on this issue anyway.
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Thanks to the moderator that moved this to the Woodworking Classified forum.....took me a little time to figure it out, but I understand.
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