Why Read This Article?
Replacing the Brushes:
Tools & Materials
Brushes commonly fail in power tools. This article will help get you back to work by showing you the steps needed to replace the brushes in a Porter Cable 7518 or 7519 router.
Brushes in every type of power tool are some of the fastest parts to wear. Learning to replace the brushes in your tools can save a lot of time and money compared to a repair shop, and will keep your tools running like new.
Remove the four screws that secure the cover. Then remove the cover and set it aside.
Remove the screw that secures the brush wire to the router.
Slide the brush into place in the router.
Now just replace the top cover and secure it with the screws to finalize the repair.
And that's how easy it is to replace the brushes on a Porter Cable 7518 or 7519 router. This repair will help keep your router running like new. And if you always have an extra set of brushes in your workshop, you won't have to wait to get right back to work.
Remember to use our power tool parts search to find the right brushes and other parts for all your power tools.