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17 years and still going strong!

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  • 17 years and still going strong!

    Hello to everyone, been a long time since I've posted anything.

    Was working with the BT3000 today, cutting some parts for a doweling jig I sell. Things seemed to be going well until I turned the saw off and then wanted to turn it back on again.

    It wouldn't come up to speed.

    I turned it off and tried it again, now it wouldn't start at all.

    Unplugged the saw, spun the blade, didn't seem like there was any resistance.

    Didn't smell anything funny.

    Grabbed the brushes out of a parts motor I have and figured I'd swap them. Original brushes seemed to have worn approx. 1/4" over the seventeen years I've owned the saw. I don't think the original brushes looked worn beyond usability, but...

    I blasted the motor out w/ compressed air and installed the newer brushes anyhow, plugged it back in, and she spun right back to life.

    Maybe there was some sawdust packed in there, preventing brush contact.

    Don't know.

    Just glad she is alive again. I still use it quite a bit.

  • #2
    Actually the date of manufacture is 1999, make that eighteen years.


    • #3
      'Bout time you posted something! Good to see you on again. I don't have a clue where my extra brushes are. You must be organized!
      Hank Lee

      Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!