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  • Obsolete electrical brushes

    I have an old Milwaukee electric chainsaw and I'd like to replace the brushes but they're an obselete part. Can I use any generic brushes that fit? Any good places for hard to find brushes?
    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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    Re: Obsolete electrical brushes

    do you have a part # or a dimension of the brushes. how about a photo.

    there are some motor shops out here that should be able to match them up.

    how about another contest. chainsaw vs. bowsaw

    rick.
    phoebe it is

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    • #3
      Re: Obsolete electrical brushes

      you're on.
      Buy cheap, buy twice.

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      • #4
        Re: Obsolete electrical brushes

        with or without new brushes

        how about during a power outage

        rick.
        phoebe it is

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        • #5
          Re: Obsolete electrical brushes

          You should be able to get them from any electrical supply house. Grainger for example has a large selection.
          When you measure them remember the originals were a lot longer than the ones you took out. You will have to make an educated guess at the original length. A little too short is better than a little too long here.
          The biggest issue you're likely to run into is wear on the commutator. You may need to turn the ridges down to get good contact with the the new brushes. If not you could run into some issues with overheating, stalling etc.

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