Motor Brushes

I am having trouble finding a source for "motor brushes" for a few of my tools. These tools are not old. For example, I have a 10" Delta compound mitre saw, but I can't find brushes for it?
I've tried the Delta website, Google, Amazon, Home Depot, and various other places.
Does one set of brushes usually fit several models? Should I try calling Delta (or the manufacturer for my other saws)?
Thanks...
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john snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com wrote:

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Both my local True Value & my local Ace Hardware stores have an aisle in the store with those pull out drawers full of assorted parts - screws, washers, bushings, BRUSHES, etc. I pull the brushes from the old tool and go to the hardware store and find a very close match. Bingo - it always seems to work for me. (The price is very reasonable - usually $1-$4 for a set, depending upon the physical size)
Tip - Getting ready to throw away a tool with an electric motor or notice that your neighbor has a few sitting on top of his trash pile? Hand your young son a screwdriver and a cordless drill and have him tear the tool apart and pull the brushes for you. Your son will love doing it and you'll have some adequate brushes for your inventory.
Also, the graphite in brushes is extremely soft. It is often very easy to replace the graphite portion of your old brushes with a close match which you have sanded down to the correct size.
Hope this helps, Gideon
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I am having trouble finding a source for "motor brushes" for a few of my tools. These tools are not old. For example, I have a 10" Delta compound mitre saw, but I can't find brushes for it?
I've tried the Delta website, Google, Amazon, Home Depot, and various other places.
Does one set of brushes usually fit several models? Should I try calling Delta (or the manufacturer for my other saws)?
Thanks...
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