Why Read This Article?
Finding type numbers can be tricky for the following reasons:
After finding type and model numbers, these are the steps for a part search:
1. Search by model number in the drop-down search field.
2. Match type numbers.
This article explains the importance of model and type numbers when searching for tool and machine parts. It also explains how to quickly find model and type numbers for many brands.
When searching for a tool or machine part at eReplacementParts.com, the product's model number and type number are always necessary to ensure an accurate part match. Even when a model or type number is only different by one digit, the parts for that model or type may not be compatible with other models and types.
Each manufacturer uses a different model and type number system, and manufacturers often call type numbers by different names. Some type numbers are especially difficult to find on the tool or machine.
This article provides explanations and pictures for finding model numbers and type numbers for several tool and machine brands, making it easier to order the right part for the right tool.
Explanations are listed below alphabetically by brand, but first, some additional information about model numbers and type numbers will be helpful.
Model numbers distinguish between a manufacturer's tool models within a certain category (like drill/drivers or nailers). For example, two different power sander designs from the same brand would be distinguished by having two different model numbers. This is true for every brand, that they separate major designs by model number.
However, manufacturers often update the design or features of a tool model and create types of tools with the same model numbers. Most manufacturers distinguish the different types of a tool model from one another by assigning type numbers to them in addition to the tool's model number.
This is where it gets tricky. Finding type numbers for tools can be difficult because of the following reasons:
In general, when searching eReplacementParts.com for the right model number and type number of a tool, the most important idea is just to match all numbers displayed on the webpage (under that tool's picture and name) with the numbers on the product.
On eReplacementParts.com, type numbers are displayed under the tool picture to the right of the model number. Sometimes type numbers are displayed in parentheses, like "(Type 1)" or "(0601916460)". Models that are not assigned type numbers will not have a type number displayed on the web page.
However, we will often list "Type 1" or "Type 0" for the first redesign of a tool model in a type series, even if the manufacturer does not list "Type 1" or "Type 0" on the name plate. This makes it easier for our customers and us to tell the first type apart from the rest.
After identifying the model and type number of the tool, finding the right parts for that tool on eReplacemetParts.com is easy. Here are the steps:
1. Enter the model number in the drop-down search field at the top left of any page on our site.
2. Match the "type number" (serial number, engineering number, etc.) to the correct tool name and icon displayed on the page.
After these general guidelines, the next move to make is to become familiar with the location of model and type numbers for specific tool and machine brands. We explain the location of model and type numbers for several manufacturers below.
It is also important to remember that model and type number systems can vary, even within the same brand name, so the examples and guidelines below for each brand are given in a general sense. However, some manufacturers have very consistent numbering systems within their product lines.
Example Name Plate: The Black and Decker DR550 Type 1
Bosch is a little different than other brands. Bosch tools have a regular model number, as shown below.
The Bosch model number is almost always to the right of the Bosch logo.
In addition to a model number, they also have what is called a engineering number. It is a ten digit number that usually (in the USA) starts with a 0601 or 0603. There are of course exceptions to this.
The engineering number changes each time Bosch comes out with a new version of the same model number. For example if they make a service change on a few parts for the tool, they will change the last three digits of the engineering number so that you wont order the parts from the old version by mistake.
Here are a few more Bosch nameplates that will help for finding the right model number and engineering number.
Example Name Plate: The Bosch 32614 (0601916460) Cordless Drill
So, if you go to our search, and type 32614 as your model number, you will see two results. One result is for the 0601916460 engineering number, and the other is for the 0601916470. Just look at the nameplate on your tool, and you will know which one to pick.
Example Name Plate: The Bostitch MFN-201 Flooring Nailer
Example Name Plate: DeWALT DW938 TYPE 2 18V Cordless Reciprocating Saw:
The model number is usually found at the top left part of the name plate.
The type is usually located one line below the model number. Here is an example:
When DeWALT comes out with the first version of a tool, it is usually a Type 0 or a Type 1. (Occasionally the first version will not have a type, but this is rare.)
Every time they make a change to the parts in the tool, they come out with a new type. We have seen some tools go up to type 7 or more.
If you search for DW938 on our website, it will bring up a list of all of the possible types. Just pick the right type and you are in business.
Example Model Number Plate: The Dirt Devil UD40180 Ultra Vision Turbo Bagless Upright Vacuum
Example Name Plate: The Echo SRM-265T Straight Shaft Trimmer/Brushcutter
Some Echo tools, like the trimmer pictured below, don't use a simple type number system that corresponds to only one tool. Instead, Echo has compatible parts for tool models whose type numbers fall within a certain number range.
For example, an Echo SRM-265T trimmer with a type number of S73511358741 has compatible parts common to all SRM-265T trimmers with type numbers that fall in the S73511001001 - S73511999999.
When a visitor to eReplacementParts.com enters the Echo trimmer model number "SRM-265T" in our model number search field, the results look like this:
Three type number groupings of Echo trimmers are listed to match the "SRM-265T" model number search. If your Echo tool uses a type number range system like this, just take extra care to choose the right type number range for your tool. Most of the Echo type numbers that use this system are long like the ones used in these examples.
Fortunately, most Echo type numbers are listed clearly (although not always labeled) next to the tool model number.
Example Eureka Name Plate: The Eureka 4703D Upright Vaccum
Example Name Plate: The Hitachi NR83A2 (s) Full Head Framing Nailer
Example Model Number Plate: The Hoover U2440-900 Nano-Lite Vacuum
Example Name Plate: The Karcher K 2400 HH (1.194-301.0) Pressure Washer Parts
Example Name Plate: The Makita 9524NB Grinder
Example Name Plate: The Metabo GE700 (06303420) 710W Die Grinder
Example Name Plate: The Milwaukee 6236 (SER 769F) Two Speed Deep Cut Bandsaw
Typing this CAT NO. in our search box will navigate to a page of potential matches (serial numbers):
Now it's just a matter of matching that Milwaukee tool serial number to matching serial on the page, like below:
Searching with a Milwaukee tool catalog number, and then matching its serial number is the same process and searching with a model number an matching type number. They just go by different names.
As seen above, this category number (model number) pulls up nine different types of this Milwaukee tool with the same category number. This is what makes matching serial numbers (type numbers) so important.
Example Name Plate: The Porter Cable BN138 18 Ga. 1-3/8" Brad Nailer
Example Name Plate: The Porter Cable 6912 TYPE 5 D Handle Router
Example Name Plate: The Ridgid R8411503 18V Cordless Hammer Drill
Example Name Plate: The RotoZip RZ20 (F012MD2002) Router
Ryobi can be a tricky one. The majority of Ryobi tools just have model numbers that change with each service update. That means that most Ryobi tools don't have type numbers, and that type numbers are not needed for ordering.
Here's an example below of a typical Ryobi product that does not have a type number:
Example Name Plate: Ryobi DP102L 10" Laser Drill Press
Most Ryobi tools and machines will be like the above example, having a model number but no type number. But there is an exception which can make finding some Ryobi model numbers and type numbers difficult.
Identifying a Ryobi tool is a cinch as long as it doesn't have a bar code number. If a Ryobi tool does have a bar code number, then finding it may mean dismantling the tool.
An easy way to find out if your Ryobi product has a bar code number is by searching its model number on our site.
I own a Ryobi 105R Electric Trimmer and I want to find out if the trimmer has a bar code number. I search eReplacementParts.com by entering the model number, "105R," into the "Model Number" search field and arrive at the page below:
Looks like there are two "types" for my trimmer model. Those numbers in the parenthesis, (512000001-707000000) and (707000001), those are Ryobi bar code numbers (type numbers).
If you search a Ryobi model and the search results display more than one type for that Ryobi product model, then you know that there is a bar code number somewhere on the tool. Sometimes this number is inside the tool housing and other areas that are difficult to access.
Example Name Plate: The Skil 5275 (F012527501) 7-1/4 in. Circular Saw
Example Name Plate: The WORX WG304.1 Electric Chainsaw
Tool model and type number search can begin by entering a tool's model number in the search field at the top of this page, or the search fields on eReplacemenParts.com's Home Page.