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    A dedicated thread on how we conduct preventive maintenance and repair on our tools.

    Let me start this thread with my Skill variable speed Jigsaw.


    Problem : Auto-scroll knob is moving - lock malfunction

    Root cause: molten plastic part on the knob due to heat generated by metal to metal friction

    Solution: Removed the molten plastic & replaced it with epoxy to hold the metal plate. Lubricated the metal plate on the knob using high temp synthetic grease.





    After 24 hrs curing of epoxy. I tested the Jigsaw and it's doing good again.

  • #2
    Re: DIY - Tools Maintenance & Repair

    This is a good thread .... .

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    • #3
      Re: DIY - Tools Maintenance & Repair

      My grinder's power cord took a hit from the grinding disc during last night's wip session ...



      Shrink wrap



      Light years away from using electrical tape

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      • #4
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        Ouch! Buti di ka na ground....hehe bagong bago..

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        • #5
          Re: DIY - Tools Maintenance & Repair

          Originally posted by moji View Post
          Ouch! Buti di ka na ground....hehe bagong bago..
          Nope hindi naman naputol .... yun isang wire lang medyo nabalatan kasi tagos sa outer cover ... sucks but these things do come with the territory. LOL
          Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
          Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
          Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
          3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
          Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
          Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
          Snap On Tools
          Metabo Power Tools
          Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
          Bosch Power Tools
          3M PPS

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          • #6
            Re: DIY - Tools Maintenance & Repair

            Well my contribution to this thread is just a simple clean up maintenance of my LOTUS 4 1/2" angle grinder. Bought it in 2006 and still running great all these years, nothing serious, just clean up and removal of dust rust that have accumulated around and under the gear head.

            Did this clean up a few days before Christmas after doing some heavy grinding on a certain WIP.




            Prepared every thing, then removed the grinding wheel and guard and started tinkering under the gear head scraping the rusted metal dust, I think !!!






            With these two pics above, one can see the dirt or metal dust on the underside cover of the gear and even at the small fan attached inside.
            Last edited by rosy; 12-30-2011, 01:47 PM.
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            • #7
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              Then removed the underside covering to expose its innards and the gear, continued scraping the surroundings of dirts, well looking at the gear chamber, the lubricant or marfak grease are still intack and clean.




              Ok there is the gear all cleaned up, just added more grease before the install




              Another image of the open gear chamber, all cleaned up around the lid, made sure there where no contamination of dust particles on the grease
              Last edited by rosy; 12-30-2011, 01:35 PM.
              AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
              HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
              YAMATO 300 Amp AC Stick Welder
              YAMATO 200Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
              DeWALT Chopsaw
              HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets
              Assorted Angle Grinders, Clamps and Vises
              STIHL MS 044 chainsaw

              -----------------------------------------------
              Dreaming and wanting is good and healthy but working hard for it is better !

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              • #8
                Re: DIY - Tools Maintenance & Repair



                In this image, four more bolts or stud will have to be removed so that I can clean also the impeller and the armature.






                Well I was able to loosen the four bolts/stud but cannot disengaged the gear head from the body so I did not pursue any more and its getting very late already, its almost 3:30 AM, and decided to continue the clean up maintenance some other day.




                thanks for viewing. !!!!!
                Last edited by rosy; 12-30-2011, 01:59 PM.
                AHP Alpha-TIG 200X welder
                HITRONIC 300 Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                YAMATO 300 Amp AC Stick Welder
                YAMATO 200Amp DC Inverter IGBT Welder
                DeWALT Chopsaw
                HOBART and ESAB Welding Helmets
                Assorted Angle Grinders, Clamps and Vises
                STIHL MS 044 chainsaw

                -----------------------------------------------
                Dreaming and wanting is good and healthy but working hard for it is better !

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                • #9
                  old black and decker u3 1/4 drill maintenance, replace carbon brush , add grease to the gears and add oil to the bushings


                  black & decker nameplate

                  gear housing removed

                  reduction gear with thrust bearing

                  rear cover removed


                  sanded the commutator

                  has 115D57 marking, maybe its made in 1957?

                  it now runs cooler, quieter and less sparks,
                  here's an old advertisement from 1957 for nostalgia

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