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How to take apart a Skil electric planer

Skil electric planer.

My planer suddenly stopped working. I have confirmed that power is going into the planer, and assume that the problem is inside.

There does not seem to be an obvious way to dismantle the planer, and any help woiuld be appreciated.

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SOURCE: Power Driver is charged - won't work

If you are sure that battery is fine, problem can be in the switch or brushes. I would check switch first - open the driver, take 2 wires and attach battery directly to motor contacts, in case it works, problem is most probably in the switch. Juraj

Posted on Jul 13, 2010


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