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1950's DeWalt MMB 23 RAS #5: Put my RAS Motor in the shop!

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 02-19-2011 12:55 AM 1493 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I broke down and put the RAS motor in shop, I am going to let them put the power cord on there and check the bearings.



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#1 posted 02-19-2011 01:22 AM

Probably a smart move, CJ. They can completely go over the motor and make it like new.

Lew

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#2 posted 02-19-2011 01:52 AM

Smart money.

They can test it, make sure it isn’t drawing too much voltage, pull the bearings much more easily than I did it, if needed, AND … shouldn’t charge you too much.

Did they give you an estimate ??

Did you ask them to replace the circuit breaker, while they were in there ? It’s almost surely 50+ years old. Might want to think about it.

Mine should be done on Monday <grin>

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 02-19-2011 01:56 AM

I did not ask about the circuit breaker! He about $20 to $25 to replace the cord.

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#4 posted 02-19-2011 02:09 AM

Make sure they test it, Charles.

If it’s fine, then … you can decide if it’s worth replacing.

If it’s faulty (doesn’t trip, when the rated amperage is exceeded), then you really should have them replace it.

Just know that … if the breaker is faulty, and the machine has a short circuit, you have to pray that your SHOP’s breaker is working properly, otherwise … things could get bad :-(

-- -- Neil

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#5 posted 02-19-2011 02:11 AM

Ok!

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#6 posted 02-19-2011 04:54 PM

A professional shop is a good move. I recommend you have the motor and electrical parts checked completely. It might be a bit expensive but you will have a reliable machine that will last and provide many more years of trouble free service. They can identify components that are going bad and replacing them now will prevent the frustration of another tear down in the near future.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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