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Old June 9th, 2013, 04:54 PM   #1
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So I brought home a few old air polishers from work to play around with that have been collecting dust. They're some nice tools but they were neglected (not by me) and need parts. Chicago Pneumatic and Dotco stuff. Never needed to fix or overhaul air tools before.

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What are some of the better places to buy parts? Paint shops and small power tool shops here and there are "authorized retailers", but if I can get away without paying their mark ups I'll be in better shape. A quick flick of the Google brought up ereplacementparts.com (anybody ever use them?) From what I've totaled up I'm looking at about $80-$120 in bearings and other pieces.

Bearings: It seems like that's the #1 part to go in these things. Non-stop use + minimal grease from the manufacturer takes its toll quick. I know here and there some tool manufacturers have their own grease to slap in their tools. Is there a specific grease that MUST be used in air tools or can I get away with say high temp wheel bearing grease? Automotive repair doesn't exactly always transfer to pneumatic tool repair.

Any other tips or tricks?
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Old June 9th, 2013, 07:27 PM   #2
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Isn't Chicago pneumatic harbor and freight tools?

Also have you tried looking on eBay for rebuilt kits?
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I thought Central Pneumatic was the hf house brand?
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O my bad it is central pneumatic that's harbor freight
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Kinda makes you wonder if that's why they named it as such... ;)
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I use ereplacementparts.com all the time. There shipping is really slow 2-3 weeks most times, but price is ok compared to other places. I’ve always used hi-temp grease on the bearings for air tools, never tried the manufacture’s brand.
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and Chicago Electric is also Harbor Freight stuff to help confuse the issue LOL
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