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post #1 of 5 Old 08-08-2020, 05:51 PM Thread Starter
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Broke something in jointer motor

I have been restoring an old rockwell 37-608 jointer. I know its not the best but it works for my DIY stuff. Today I decided to take apart the motor just to clean it. As I was trying to put the assembly back together I broke something. I am not sure what it is and how important it is so I was wondering of someone on here could give me some advice.
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post #2 of 5 Old 08-08-2020, 06:28 PM
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Welcome to the forum! Add your first name to your signature line so we'll know what to call you and it will show in each post. Add your location to your profile, as well.

You should be able to find replacement brushes without much difficulty. Have you searched for brushes?

We do like photos so show us your shop, tools, projects, etc. whenever you're ready. What sort of woodworking are you planning or doing?



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I would go out on a limb here and guess they are your brushes.
was there springs and wires attached to them ?

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post #4 of 5 Old 08-08-2020, 06:35 PM
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That might be a brush. Part #61. Here is an exploded diagram of that jointer and motor. Looks like they have a few still in stock. Verify yours is the same version.
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post #5 of 5 Old 08-08-2020, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you everyone. Good to know I can replace these items.

I will figure out how to add my name but couldn't find it right away. It's Julia by the way.

I am building a new desk out of dry redwood 2x8x8 peices. I bought this used jointer a while back and it really needed to be cleaned up. As I waited for the new knives to get here I figured I would get it all cleaned up. I took pretty much everything apart to clean out all the rust and caked on dust. I finished the spray painting of the outside and smoothed out the cast aluminum top. Today I thought i would try to clean up the motor real good and then of course I broke something.
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