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Forum topic by Wingtip posted 04-05-2013 08:10 AM 771 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Wingtip

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04-05-2013 08:10 AM

Hi,

I have an old (RIDGID) planer that needs the motor arbor turned at the place where the brushes contact. Is that possible to do? Or do I have to replace the whole arbor, Or motor. I really don’t want to take it apart, but I will iffen I have to I guess.
It would sure be nice to be able to use it again.

Thanks, Dave

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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 04-05-2013 12:35 PM

Dave,
When I bought my Ridgid planer, I signed up and registered for the “Lifetime Service Agreement”. I believe that this may be covered, but a call to their service center should determine that.

...What is Covered?

The 3 Year Limited Warranty, The Recon Limited Warranty and the Lifetime Service Agreement covers all worn parts in properly maintained tools. This includes normal wear items such as brushes, chucks, motors, switches, gears and even cordless batteries in your qualifying RIDGID® Brand hand held and stationary power tools. These programs also cover replacement rings, driver blades and bumpers on RIDGID® Brand pneumatic tools. This service coverage does not apply to other ineligible RIDGID® Brand products. ...”

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JoeinGa

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#2 posted 04-05-2013 06:43 PM

If it’s not covered under warranty, find an electrical shop where they rebuild electric motors. They should be able to turn the armature for you. You might have to do the disassembly and reassembly yourself, but I’d take it in and show them first.

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Wingtip

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#3 posted 04-06-2013 12:37 AM

Thanks guys,

It isn’t under warranty. I bought it from a friend that had two of them. I paid $100 bucks for it about 6 – 8 yrs ago. I haven’t used it all that much, but it’s been OK up until it quit. I’ve always known it needed some work.
I am going to give Ridgid a call though.

Thanks, Dave

-- Remember, I'm pullen for ya, We're all in this together.

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Shawn Masterson

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#4 posted 04-07-2013 01:47 AM

just my opinion, junk/sell it for parts and go stationary. parts are more universal for stationary machines. all of my main machines are belt driven with and or have induction motors for this reason. DC, DP, BS, TS, Planer, jointer, 6×48 sander.

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Wingtip

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#5 posted 04-08-2013 03:55 AM

I guess if I were made of $$$$ I could do that, but since I am partially retired I will have to fix it.

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HorizontalMike

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 10:45 PM

Well, it was a thought… Boy do I relate to the long-term unemployment thing… Going on 6-yr myself… A forced early retirement is nothing to laugh about, however, faced with this, it is better to just go with the flow than to fight it

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Wingtip

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#7 posted 04-11-2013 01:54 PM

I know what you mean about forced retirement. I useda work for a sawmill out in WA before the higher ups decided to make a dumb-A move and shut their #1 money maker down. I came out to SD and went to school at the ripe old age of 56, graduated (Drafting Technologies) with flying colors at age 58 and now work part time for a Care Center.

I don’t really have a lot I need to do with the planer, but it would be nice to use when I do need it.

Dave

-- Remember, I'm pullen for ya, We're all in this together.

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