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Old 06-10-2009, 07:49 PM   #1
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Well today my 20yr old Makita 2708 table saw died. The motor smoked and seized. This is the model with the router in the top. They havn't made this model for more than 5yrs. So I took it all apart, got the motor out of it, took it to my local electric motor repair guy. He contacts Makita, they tell him I have to buy each motor part seperately and it will run me about $250 just for the parts. So by 5pm tonight he says he can fix some of it himself, but it's still going to run me about $350 I think by the time he's done. I'll have a fixed price in the morning.

I love this saw, and will pay the $350. Wondering what tool do you own that you would go to extremes to repair, mainly because they aren't made anymore?
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Old 06-10-2009, 07:52 PM   #2
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it is large and powerful and hangs off the tool belt in the front. I wish I had the opportunity to use it more often. It is 53 years old and still holding up. Wartm up time is a little longer though lately

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Wondering what tool do you own that you would go to extremes to repair, mainly because they aren't made anymore?
Apparently that would be my Skilsaw wormdrives, from what the word on the street is.
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it is large and powerful and hangs off the tool belt in the front. I wish I had the opportunity to use it more often. It is 53 years old and still holding up. Wartm up time is a little longer though lately
Are you on those hallucinatory drugs tonight?
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I have some oak handle, handmade gardening tools from my family in Germany. They've been in my family for 5 generations. Absolutely irreplaceable.
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You Know i never thought i would say this BUT!!!

For me it got to be the Fein Multimaster! ive only had it alittle over a year but its my go to tool when ever something is bugging me,

i long forgotten the cost of it or its blades, but its the one tool that always makes finish carpentry,cab installs,door and window installs,patch and notch jobs go that much easier and faster!
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Are you on those hallucinatory drugs tonight?
Nope just trying to Catch up with RBS on my own project.

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Makita 3601B D Handle router. Old school makita quality and its just fits my hands like no other.
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I have a Makita 5/8" Mixing drill, over 20 years old, I was told 10 years ago they quit making because it was too good of a tool and to this day I have not seen anything match up to it.
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My fingers, all 11 1/2 of them!!
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Update - My repair guy got the parts on line, rather than from Makita. Total bill will be $150. Pick it up Tuesday. Bonus
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i would have to say some of the tools my dad gave me 1- multi meter that has a 45 volt batt. 2-old greenlee K.O. set 3-folding tape maesure(wood) 4- tube type reciver that can pick up fort collins col.5-DOD plauqe 6-climbing gaffs (which i'am afraid to use) i could go on and on
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Well today my 20yr old Makita 2708 table saw died. The motor smoked and seized. This is the model with the router in the top. They havn't made this model for more than 5yrs. So I took it all apart, got the motor out of it, took it to my local electric motor repair guy. He contacts Makita, they tell him I have to buy each motor part seperately and it will run me about $250 just for the parts. So by 5pm tonight he says he can fix some of it himself, but it's still going to run me about $350 I think by the time he's done. I'll have a fixed price in the morning.

I love this saw, and will pay the $350. Wondering what tool do you own that you would go to extremes to repair, mainly because they aren't made anymore?
Awwwww.....you let the magic smoke out
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The Tool Gods are mad with me. Last week the tablesaw, today it was my rotary hammer. Had to go rent one to get the job done. Taking it in tomorrow for repairs. Tool God thinks I'm made of money?

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