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Forum topic by jeremyslat posted 06-24-2010 03:38 AM 1641 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-24-2010 03:38 AM

I have a Bosch 3.25 H router and it sounds and feels like it’s winding out too much. I called Bosch repair and they said it could be the brushes and the bearings and said to replace both would be $60.Can anyone give me detailed instructions on how to replace the brushes and bearings or should I not take the chance on ruining a $300 router.I would like your thought’s on the matter.Also, what happens if just the brushes go bad?



-- Jeremy, Gary,Indiana

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#1 posted 06-24-2010 04:08 AM

If the brushes go bad, they can ruin the amature of the moter, an render it useless. I have only PC routers, and check the bushes after only 10 hours of use per router, I will take a sat night and go through all 6 of them I haven’t done any bearings yet, but the cost of brushes, seems to cost me about 15 bucks after shipping, but a lot cheaper than buying a new router.

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#2 posted 06-24-2010 07:31 AM

Brushes are usually very easy to change on most things, but I’m not familiar with yoiu router. Usually just unscrew the caps on opposing sides, slide the old ones out and the new ones in, replace the cap.,

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#3 posted 06-24-2010 12:22 PM

Thanks for the input my fellow woodworkers. I will take that knowledge to the bank.


-- Jeremy, Gary,Indiana

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#4 posted 06-26-2010 03:07 AM

Topa is right and watch out for the spring flying, hard to find in saw dust.
I would say a bearing

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