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Forum topic by Bothus posted 02-26-2016 08:14 PM 637 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bothus

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02-26-2016 08:14 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question router

Well okay, these brushes aren’t exactly dead yet.

But they will die and when they do I want to have replacements at the ready.

The only problem is I have no idea what make and model this router is. It was modified by someone for a specific purpose before I inherited it and I don’t have any documentation or even any other parts. There are not labels on it.

I thought it was Makita because of the shade of blue but I can’t find any Makita’s that look like this.

Does anybody know what this is?

Thanks in advance.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.


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teejk02

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#1 posted 02-26-2016 08:31 PM

Trim router I guess…I think Makita had more of a turquoise color. Looks too solid to be a HF thing (although that radiator clamp might say otherwise). No branding ID on it anywhere? That in itself tells you it is a “no-name” I think. An electrical shop can probably get you close.

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#2 posted 02-26-2016 09:03 PM

Bring one into any electrical supply, they should be able to match it up for you.

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#3 posted 02-26-2016 09:24 PM

Electrical supply, electric motor rebuild shop, even a lot of hardware stores in their specialty bins, stock carbon brushes. I’ve even made replacements for some odd tools from the carbon rod in a D cell battery.

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#4 posted 02-26-2016 09:28 PM

That’s a Bosch, my grandpa used to have one like that, I’ll do some research and see if I can figure out the model number.

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Bothus

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#5 posted 02-28-2016 08:18 PM



That s a Bosch, my grandpa used to have one like that, I ll do some research and see if I can figure out the model number.

- bigblockyeti

Thanks Big. I look foreword to hearing from you.

Joe and Bold, thanks I may need to do that.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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#6 posted 02-28-2016 08:40 PM

Looks like an older Bosch Colt. The older ones have a pretty torquey start up and without a base for it would make it very unsafe.

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#7 posted 02-29-2016 01:01 AM

Well, I looked high and low, everywhere I could and I can’t find any information on that router. I can’t even find any information on any of the early Bosch routers. The only other avenue I have is an old books of parts lists for several Bosch tools, problems is I have no idea where I put it.

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Bothus

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#8 posted 02-29-2016 01:26 PM

Thanks Turtle. You are correct it is a little dangerous without a base but it is used for a specific purpose cutting a groove around a French curve on a cabinet apron so the base had to be removed. I’ll give some thought to ways I can modify it to make it safer. I appreciate your input.

Big, I haven’t found anything like it on the web. I went through every Bosch model number on ereplacements.com and didn’t see anything with this teardrop shape on the motor housing. I’m beginning to think teejk02 is correct and it is a no name brand. Seems to be well built though.

I did measure the brushes and they are 5mm X 8 mm so I found some 5 X 8 X 13 that 8 ordered to see if they work.

If you do run across it later though be sure to let me know. I’m not going anywhere.

-- Jerry Boshear, Professional Kitchen Designer, amature woodworker.

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