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Should You "Bed In" or Cut Carbon Brushes To Size?

Should You "Bed In" or Cut Carbon Brushes To Size?

Cutting carbon brushes should be avoided as it's too risky. The best option is to sand or file brushes down carefully a bit at a time (using a fine a sand paper or a file) until they fit the desired brush holder of your machine. Here at Top Deals Online, we have a range of "generic" brushes that can be modified like this to suit your application, along with specific types to fit the model of your power tool. There is no need to bed in brushes, as once installed they should be up and running immediately, with no need...

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What Do The Numbers on Carbon Brushes Mean?

What Do The Numbers on Carbon Brushes Mean?

The numbers found on carbon brushes (printed and engraved) can mean various different things, but usually they will identify the composition or batch number for the material. Each supplier label their own brushes differently so they can mean almost anything, and each tool can have a different type of brush. How to find the right carbon brush for your tool? The best way to find the correct carbon brush for your tool, is to search our site for the tool you own. We have matched all of our brushes against the specific tool models that they work with, so you...

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How to Change Carbon Brushes in Power Tools?

How to Change Carbon Brushes in Power Tools?

To change your power tool carbon brush, in most cases you can easily access them behind carbon brush caps or a screwed plate which reveals the brush holder and the brushes in those holders. Some brushes are held in place with coil springs that need to be lifted up with a screwdriver to release the tension and then you can pull the worn brush out. The following is an image of a spring to help show you what it looks like: You can purchase replacement carbon brushes from us here, where we can get the perfect brush for your model...

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How Long Do Carbon Brushes Last in Power Tools?

How Long Do Carbon Brushes Last in Power Tools?

How long do carbon brushes last? Carbon brushes basically last depending how many times you use the tool, and some brushes can last longer than others all depending on the power of the tool (aka how much wear it puts through the brushes per use). High AH battery powered cordless tools can wear the brushes away really quickly. On a side note, as the battery technology changes, many cordless tools are changing to brushless formats to combat the need to change parts so regularly. Signs of Wearing Carbon Brushes The classic signs your brushes are ready to be replaced are:...

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What are Carbon Brushes and How Do They Work?

What are Carbon Brushes and How Do They Work?

A carbon brush, also known as a motor brush, is a very small part of an electric motor that conducts the electrical current between stationary and rotating wires inside the motor/generator. A carbon brush is typically made of one or multiple carbon blocks, with one or more terminals. Carbon is used as it's a reasonably good conductor of electricity, while it is soft enough to give a consistent contact point. However this soft property means it does wear over time, and hence the need to regularly replace carbon brushes. You will typically find more than one carbon brush in each...

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