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    I am looking for part sources for power tools. especially older tools. Such as my Van Dorn 7 inch grinder Type: R
    serial No. #889051.
    I need brushes and a switch and shaft lubricant seal.
    I appreciate all help. thanks
    flywelder,
    10-22-07

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    Re: Looking for parts source

    Originally posted by flywelder View Post
    I am looking for part sources for power tools. especially older tools. Such as my Van Dorn 7 inch grinder Type: R
    serial No. #889051.
    I need brushes and a switch and shaft lubricant seal.
    I appreciate all help. thanks
    flywelder,
    10-22-07
    I did a search using "van dorn 7 inch grinder" and got this among a bunch of other stuff.....http://www.easterncnc.com/pages/parts.html

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      Re: Looking for parts source

      Back quite some time ago Van Dorn was bought up by Black & Decker. You have a nice vintage-antique grinder and I wish you the best of luck finding parts for it. More than likely you'll need to contact every power tool repair shop you can find and hope they may have a parts list and the needed parts as new old stock. Carbon motor brushes might be where you can luck out and use some for a newer tool that are the same size. A power switch for a newer tool may work if it fits and mounts correctly. This is where you may need to be a little inventive. As for the shaft seal you might find one that will fit. If you get lucky you may find a tool repair man that likes restoring vintage tools and he'll take interest in helping you. To find part numbers, try the local Dewalt service centers as some of them keep old parts lists around.

      Good luck and please keep us updated.

      Update: Try taking the old brushes with you and check ACE hardware. You may get lucky. Also, check places that rewind electric motors and at small appliance repair shops.
      Last edited by Woussko; 10-30-2007, 10:04 AM.

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      • #4
        Re: Looking for parts source

        try here http://www.owwm.com/ they might help you quite abit with your search, it has come in handy for my i have a few old saw and this site has had a wealth of knowlage
        9/11/01, never forget.

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        • #5
          Re: Looking for parts source

          You might try this place in your search http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/

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