Question about Bosch 1656 8 1/4" Circular Saw W/ 60 Bevel

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Just bought a used 81/4" saw. Needs a power cord and sounds like the bearings are rattling a little. I'm pretty sure I can change the power cord, but don't know if changing bearings is a "do it yourself" job. Advice?

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Many people chose to service their own tools. Not knowing your skill level the best advice I can give you it to look at the exploded view of the tool on www.boschtoolsservice.com. and decide if that is something you can tackle, If so you can order the parts right from that website. If you do not feel comfortable, there is nothing wrong with taking the tool to a Bosch Authorized Service Facility. The last thing you want to do if your not comfortable is risk doing more damage to the tool and being out the money you paid for the tool and parts. Before you log on make sure you note the product # of your machine because there are 2 (0601656039 or 0601656139) this will make sure you get the right parts.
Hopefully this solution helps you, if so please rate me. Thanks

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