DeWalt RAS Broken model 11531
A friend has offered this to me for sale. It is not working but I haven't heard yet what it is or is not doing. One of the attached pics is what the seller sent me to tell me the model number (11531).
I have scrounged and scrounged, used google, bing, yahoo but am coming up with ZIP. None of the tool sites have offered anything. Just getting blanks. This utterly baffles me. The information plate is on the base - is that possibly the plate for only the base and I am needing to see the plate from somewhere else on the saw?
This absence of any information has me convinced that I'd never get this thing running or if I did, it would only be with much effort and hit-and-miss. Is there any typical failure mode? In the process of trying to fix another RAS (B&D #1712) I just got I am learning about brush vs. brushless motors, starting caps, etc. - I think my issue with the 1712 is the cap, but I don't really need to be buying any more problems unless there is a relatively clear path to get them running. These saws are supposed to be helping me solve problems.
This one looks awfully 'rode hard and put up wet' but maybe it's just dirt from a long period of disuse. He wants $75 for it. Any thoughts?
Does anybody have any idea what it costs to have the rotor rewound? Or the armature? Can a shop replace the brush contacts on a rotor? I'm guessing that it is a small fortune. If the model number of this saw is the number I am reading off the plate, it seems obvious I will not be buying replacement parts *anywhere* and will be modifying/rebuilding/repairing every part I need - even brushes.
I would love to get one of these old RASes 'from the good ole days' that you guys all mistey-eyed when you talk about them glowingly. The ones I see around here for sale like that are usually $600 on up. Sometimes they might be closer to $400 but look pretty used.
I am all ears - ad(thanks)vance.