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Posted by on Oct 23, 2015 in Tool Repair Problems | 0 comments

Don’t you hate when a tool quit’s in the middle of a project

Don’t you hate when a tool quit’s in the middle of a project

table saw repair new bearings and belts installed in a jet cabinet tablesaw now

Bearing and belt replacement






Just when you were making some real progress on your project, you hit the switch on your router and–nothing happens.

A few tips to keep your tools running.

Keep the dust out, blow the dust out of your tools using your trusty compressor, just make sure you have drained the tank. You want to use dry air to blow the sawdust out not air mixed water. This might be the time to do a little pm on the compressor also. Check your air filter as well as the oil level, unless of course it is an oil less compressor. Might even change the oil if you can’t remember the last time you changed it. Make sure you are using a name brand compressor oil or a non detergent oil per the compressor manufacturers recommendations —not regular motor oil.

Handheld tools– check the brushes for wear, and the strength of the spring.

Inspect your cord.

If you hear bearing noise stop and replace them before you burn up the motor. As bearings start to fail they but unbelievable stress on the motor. Just a few tips.

Take a look at some of our previous post on tool maintenance below .

Do you have a question, you can post your questions here or email me @ bill at

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Nail Gun Repair


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Posted by on Oct 25, 2013 in Tool Repair Problems | 4 comments

Nail Gun Maintenance

Over 50% of the nail gun problems we see come in for repair are caused by improper lubrication.

Many guns made by Senco as well as some of the new Porter-Cable guns and some others have special orings and are designed not to be oiled. But if you do oil them it damages the o rings.
But not oiling a gun that takes oil is just as bad. Always use a name brand oil if your gun requires oil. We use the Senco PC0101 oil in all the guns we repair that take oil.

Never use WD-40 or motor oil in your guns. These will make the orings swell so that the gun does not work correctly.

For the track lubrication we use a pure silicone lubricant to keep the feed spring and safety working smoothly.
When you use WD-40 on the track the oil in the WD-40 just attracts dirt and sawdust. Not a good thing.

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