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08-21-2010 01:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: rockwell 100 m router router repair fixing old power tools

I recently bought a a Rockwell 110M Router that looks like it was made in the late 60s. The power cord is a UL nightmare and needs to be replaced. It comes out of the dome top with a spring coil around the first 4 inches to protect wear. I removed the collett and then removed two screws that go up opposite sides and secure the dome to the barrel. The the problem is that I cannot seem to remove the large nut into which the collett screws. I don’t see how to secure the shaft so that I can twist off the nut. Amy suggestions?


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#1 posted 08-21-2010 02:37 AM

a picture of your router and your isue wooood bee niiice

then its easyer to help you

Dennis

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#2 posted 04-02-2011 05:33 AM

I am having this same problem with Rockwell 100-M router. I’ve had it for 5 yrs now and its slowly been going out until it finally stopped. Did you ever have any luck getting your apart, if yes, how??? Its a great router and i would love to get it fixed.

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#3 posted 04-03-2011 11:42 PM

I have to do as Dennis says and take some good pictures, but so far nothing I have tried has worked. I post some pictures this week.

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#4 posted 08-06-2011 11:35 PM

Hello everyone, I’m so glad to be part of this community. I know I will find much help here and I hope I will be able to help someone as well. I have two Rockwell 100-m routers. I too am having a problem getting it apart.I don’t think the 13/16 nut has to come off of the shaft. When I took the screws out, the housing did not bind against it. The Housing feels as if it needs to unscrew from the each other. Not sure. I don’t give so I will be back soon with an answer. If anyone hears anything in the mean time I’ll be watching. Danny.

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#5 posted 08-07-2011 09:01 AM

Dids ….. what about those pictures
or if you have solve the problem then it still wuold be nice to see some picture sekvens
of how you did it :-)

Dennis

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#6 posted 12-13-2012 11:32 AM

anybody have any luck on diassembling the rockwell router 100M, need to replace the power cord on mine as well, was making final pass and sparks burst out where cord goes into the spring. I can twist the dome portion but it seems that there is something holding it on.

logdawg

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#7 posted 12-13-2012 12:49 PM

every ones got one of these routers…someone post a pic ?

-- IF YOUR NOT MAKING DUST...YOU ARE COLLECTING IT! SOUTH CAROLINA.

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#8 posted 12-13-2012 02:15 PM

2 1/2 year old problem? Have you got a crappy router bit that you can sacrifice? I’d chuck one in and hold it with vise grips while you try to unscrew the collet nut. Not sure you need to though, your router should be similar to this:

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/porter-cable-1002-type-router-parts-c-129_1672_1935.html

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#9 posted 12-13-2012 04:27 PM

the problem is getting the upper housing dome cover off, I have removed the screws from lower housing that go into the dome shaped upper housing where the brushes and switch are. I have removed the brushes, and can rotate the lower and upper housings, I do not need to remove the collet nut just the upper housing, leary of prying it up or beating on it. will get some pictures and post tomorrow

LogDawg

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#10 posted 12-13-2012 04:55 PM

Remember that the armature is press fit into bearings at each end which are also press fit to the outer housings (the upper cap, for one), so you have to drive them apart. You may have to use a large dowl and rap on the collet or an old bit upward toward the cap with a rubber mallet. If you had access to an arbor press that would make life easier.

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#11 posted 12-13-2012 05:41 PM

Okay, will give it some love taps and see if there is any movement. Thanks

LogDawg

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#12 posted 12-14-2012 10:43 AM

okay here’s pic’s of Porter Cable 100-m Motor, 2 screws go up thru bottom housing into the domed upper housing, there are no screws from the domed housing going down. with 2 screws removed the upper and lower housings rotate freely. any suggestions on how to seperate the 2 parts with out damage?

Log Dawg

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#13 posted 12-14-2012 12:16 PM

Hello Log Dwag, I fix my router awhile back. I hope this method will work for you also. You can reach me at daniel.causey01@gmail.com if you you have any questions.
Thanks Max. Well, I was asking about the Rockwell 100-m Router a few hours ago while I was trying to replace a bad power cord on mine. I got it done but, I must say it was extremely difficult. I had to study long and hard to figure out how to take it apart. Putting it back together was the real chore. Unless you are really attached to yours, I really don’t think its worth fixing. Although, it didn’t cost me one dime. After you take out the two obvious screws from the collet end, look in through fan blade on the same end, inside under the fan blade. There are two more screws adjacent the obvious ones. There really hard to see and even harder to get at. Make sure and loosen them all the way and it is ready to come apart. The bearing is pressed into the housing and is difficult to free up. I used the wooden handle of a hammer to tap on the extruded brush housings while holding the cylinder and the end with the brushes and power switch come off. It’s best to take the brushes out first. When you put it back together, watch to make sure the wires are clear of the armature. Well, that’s the way it is, 8-6-2011. Jesus loves you and so do I. Danny.

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#14 posted 12-14-2012 03:48 PM

okay, got it apart, put an old bit in collet and tightened collet nut, stuck the collet nut in a viceand used a rubber mallet on the bushing ears, couple of light taps and it can apart. saw the 2 screws that you were talking about, mine came apart at bearingand armature shaft. so now just need to rewire and reassemble.
Thanks for everyones help and input!

Log Dawg

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#15 posted 12-15-2012 02:23 AM

I knew you could do it, Log Dawg. Those are very good routers. It should give you many more years of service. Hope you have a Merry Christmas and a great New Year.

disciple_dan

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