I just wanted to let everyone know, in case they don’t already. At our Used Tool Store we sometimes need to make repairs on tools in order to resell them. When we need parts we go to Tool Parts Direct (toolpartsdirect.com)
This is the best way that we have found to get parts for tools. If you go to the website and type in the brand and model number you will get a blown-apart schematic of almost any tool ever made. (Click on the schematic for a full sized view). There is also a parts list for each tool and you can order parts right there from the website.
It is relatively easy to use. Often a part will only cost a few cents, but sometimes a specific part will cost so much the tool is not worth fixing. But check it out if you haven’t already. This is a great resource for people thinking about buying a used tool. If it is missing pieces you know where to look, and you can see what you are getting yourself into before committing to a sale.
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