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Bill White

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08-28-2018 05:47 PM

Topic tags/keywords: resource router

Need a switch (handle switch) and long power cord for a Porter Cable 6912 “D” handle base for a PC 6911 router.
Checked eRepacement parts with no luck. Any ideas as to where I might continue the search?
Existing switch and cord are beyond repair. I do have a shorter cord, so that part is not too critical.
TIA.

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therealSteveN

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#1 posted 08-28-2018 06:49 PM

Before pulling out a lot of hair, have you looked at local tool repair shops? I used the info in your profile

In my area B&D had a shop for years, now they have moved to Cinci, and the pickings suck, but back when, even if it was another brand, they said they didn’t carry, they had a part, or a crossover part that would always work. Since then I have found an independent who is better stocked than B&D used to be. He literally has everything, and his reference books are awesome for crossover part picking. I can’t believe he is the only guy in the country like that.

Dad used to say, nothing ventured, nothing gained

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#2 posted 08-28-2018 07:47 PM

Bill, check here, I don’t know if they have the individual parts you need, you might have to buy more than you want, but they do have the parts.

https://www.ereplacementparts.com/search_result.php?q=PC+6911+ROUTER

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Bill White

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#3 posted 08-28-2018 08:03 PM

Thanks Jerry, but as I said, eReplacement does not have the part (#225). They say no longer available.
Steven, I’ll check w/ Power Tools and Repair tomorrow, and thanks guys.
Still lookin’.

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#4 posted 08-28-2018 11:05 PM

Deleted first site

Here’s an eBay listing-
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porter-Cable-Belt-Sander-Makita-Dewalt-Milwaukee-Circular-Saws-Switch-876770/331551780401?hash=item4d3206ae31:g:p3QAAOSwstxVUJyy

same part number but it says for a sander might work

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#5 posted 08-29-2018 04:55 AM

You guys are good!
Like bloodhounds on the trail until you come it.

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Bill White

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#6 posted 08-29-2018 01:42 PM

Lew, that sure does look like the correct part. It does not have the detent for continuous run though that might not be a deal breaker.
Thanks.

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#7 posted 08-30-2018 06:09 AM

You can get a heavy duty foot switch and forget the lock on detent.

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#8 posted 08-30-2018 12:04 PM



You can get a heavy duty foot switch and forget the lock on detent.

- oldnovice


I did this for my router table. The switch for the table was not very accessible do I bought one from Harbor Freight. Works great!

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Bill White

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#9 posted 08-30-2018 03:30 PM

Lew, I have ordered the switch you suggested. Hope it’ll fit and work. Thanks for your help.

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#10 posted 08-30-2018 11:54 PM

Hope it is the correct one. The part number matched. Cross your fingers!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 08-31-2018 03:34 AM

I had just posted this in the Great deals thread Peachtree with up to 45% off switches of all sorts if table/machine mounted would work

I got it about a week ago, and sometimes they go for a long while when they have no expiration date, some times they sell out in a few days??? Only way to find out is dump something in a shopping cart, if it says Sorry…... well, we’ve all been there.

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000

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#12 posted 08-31-2018 03:44 AM

Bill, if the new switch doesn’t work let me know, I have the whole base I could send you.
Cord is a little battered but the switch is solid.

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#13 posted 08-31-2018 11:34 AM

jbay, message coming to ya.
Thanks.

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#14 posted 09-04-2018 09:31 PM

maybe you could try Graingers they are usually more expensive buy most of the time they have it.

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#15 posted 09-04-2018 09:48 PM

Found the switch in an old D handled base that Jbay was kind enough to send to me. Got the router running like new.
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