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Bill Wheeler02/10/2013 11:55:31
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Hello All

It's with some embarrassment I write for help and advice!

I have a Bosch GOF1300CE router and have used it at too low a speed so the motor has blown up! (Didn't check the speed dial so more haste, less speed - so to speak)

Apart from going direct to Bosch, can anyone recommend a repair company I could contact - I live near Okehampton, Devon.

Thanks in advance.


Derek Lane02/10/2013 15:52:17
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Bill try your local plant hire company as many small ones have a service department which repair customers tools. I know that when I was a plant mechanic we used to do a lot of customer own machines, another thing is that Bosch and many other companies have a minimum order some can be as much as £100.

Is it the motor or the electronic speed controller

Big Al02/10/2013 17:05:30
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Bill have you tried axminster power tools. Other than that I can only suggest a local independant tool shop.


Ivor the engine03/10/2013 08:05:55
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Bill try


Bill Wheeler03/10/2013 09:29:10
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Morning All

Many thanks for your suggestions, I'll certainly try Axminster, mtmc and a local plant hire shop, these must be cheaper than a replacement.

It's most likely to be the motor I suspect.



Big Al03/10/2013 17:06:59
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Bill, thinking about it, it may be the brushes have worn out, if so cheap to replace and not too difficult to fit yourself.

I have owned a freud FT2000VCE for about 14 years and the only things that have ever gone wrong on it were the brushes wore out, the variable speed controller died and the on/off switch wore out. All of them easy enough to replace, and cheap enough to warrant it.


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