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Topic # 201996 13-Sep-2016 10:24
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I have a very elderly SKIL 1\2 hp router (model 548) that needs repairing.

 

It runs - just - but sparks and growls while doing so.

 

I stripped it down and a motor-savvy mate took a look.

 

He pointed out a broken wire on the armature at the commutator end. 

 

I tried soldering this but without success.

 

As I said, it runs, though sometimes the spindle needs a half turn before it'll start.

 

Anyone know someone who could fix this?

 

He'd need to be the sort of guy who hates throwing away repairable equipment.

 

I'm in Southland, but I can send the armature anywhere.

 

Cheers

 

PS: If you're about to tell me to buy a new one, please DON'T. I like THIS one because it's very light and easy to handle. Ideal for checking-in door hinges.


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  Reply # 1628409 13-Sep-2016 10:26
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Would just be a standard motor rewinding place I would have thought?





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  Reply # 1628593 13-Sep-2016 14:23
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Probably, Rich. I just wondered if anyone had dealt with a guy who didn't mind fiddly jobs like repairing the broken wire.

 

I mean, rewiring the armature would probably cost more than a new router.


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  Reply # 1628615 13-Sep-2016 15:03
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A motor rewinding place would probably repair it for you without rewinding it... just take it apart and go to one and ask what they might charge.  If it's a very quick job they might do it for nothing.




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  Reply # 1628641 13-Sep-2016 15:43
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Thanks ubergeeknz, I guess there must be someone that does that in Invercargill.

 

Cheers :-)


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  Reply # 1628740 13-Sep-2016 16:40
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geekIT:

 

Thanks ubergeeknz, I guess there must be someone that does that in Invercargill.

 

Cheers :-)

 

 

I've used Chester Electrical in Christchurch for various motor rebuilds, and they have been very good to deal with. If you can't find anyone local, they might be worth a call




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  Reply # 1628744 13-Sep-2016 16:45
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Thanks djaggar. I'll contact them if I can't find anyone local.

 

Cheers 8-)


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  Reply # 1628750 13-Sep-2016 16:49
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Hi,

 

go and see Wallace Murray Electrical, 10 Bowmont St, Invercargill.  They have been doing rewinds for as long as I can remember.  Maybe they can help out with that as well.  A telephone call would put your mind at ease.

 

Cheers




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  Reply # 1628774 13-Sep-2016 17:33
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jandal160165, thanks for that. I'll add them to the list of possibles.


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  Reply # 1628919 13-Sep-2016 20:46
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If it's gone gone it would not surprise me if you can still get genuine parts for those.



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  Reply # 1629155 14-Sep-2016 10:44
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gzt, thanks. Actually, I've been checking out SKIL links and didn't get anywhere. Closest I could find was this site:

 

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/model-number/548type1/0981/0740000.html

 

...which shows the armature as item #9, but when I clicked, 'Find me one', it came back with, 'Nope, not available'.

 

Annoying. I'll bet there's a binfull of these little gizmos sitting on a shelf somewhere around the world :-)


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