I b'lieve you can still find brushes, bearings, etc. at most parts stores
though, I usually just go to a rebuilder directly. Of course, a new set of
brushes riding on worn slip rings (or commutator) is not unlike putting new
shoes/pads on old drums/rotors -- it works *much better* if you turn the
drum/rotor. If you don't have a lathe for that (and the slip rings or
commutator isn't too gawdawful), chucking it up in a drill press (on low
speed) and using a flat file on it works fairly well. Just keep the fingers
clear of the rotating assembly!
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