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  1. knnelg
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    knnelg EF Member

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    Northumberland
    Hi,
    I have a (very) old Black & decker circular saw that is still going strong. However the power cable is well past its best and needs replacing.

    The current cable is constructed with 2 cores (Looks like 1.5mm) and a combination of hessian string and finer threads all woven together, and wrapped in a PVC sheath of 8mm diameter.

    I'm looking for a replacement, but can't seem to find any cable with the above construction. Anyone know of a supplier (to the public)?

    Failing that, I'll probably consider a rubber sheathed cable, but cant seem to find a suitably rated one with an 8mm diameter (to go through the cable gland on the saw).

    Any help, greatly appreciated.

    Regards,

    Glenn
     
  2. Spoon
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    Spoon Forum Mentor

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    Lancashire
    We would need to know the power rating of the saw before suggesting a size of cable mate.
     
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  3. PEG
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    PEG Respected Member

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    Hi,firstly,if it is originally a 2 core...it's not that old;) try googling HO7RN-F,which would be the modern replacement,dependant on power.
     
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  4. knnelg
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    knnelg EF Member

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    Northumberland
    PEG...
    Well, It is certainly over 20 years old, and I'm pretty sure it's heading towards 30. But I am old, so my memory may be playing tricks. :)

    The device is a hand-held portable saw with a 5A rating. (see Google Image Result for https://www.picclickimg.com/00/s/MTIwMFgxNjAw/z/56cAAOSwVCRZchW-/$/BLACK-and-DECKER-7308-Type-2-7-1-4-_1.jpg - https://goo.gl/images/92rPZK)

    Thanks for the info. It does look like HO7RN is the one to go for. It's larger diameter than the original cable but maybe I can open out the cable gland/support to take the extra mm or so, assuming I can find a supplier to sell a quantity smaller than a drum.

    Once again, many thanks for the pointer.

    Regards,

    Glenn
     
  5. Shoei
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    Shoei Regular EF Member

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  6. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    Harlow Essex
    I purchased a refurbished ELU belt sander from one of the Black & Decker repair shops, before they shut them all down.
    The cable they used is a length of that orange garden tool flex.
    If you look on line, you may be able to purchase a new cable support shroud.
     
  7. knnelg
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    knnelg EF Member

    Location:
    Northumberland
    Just to bring closure to this query. I obtained some H07RN-F cable, and with a little reaming of the cable gland/support and a little silicone grease, it did the job just fine.

    Many thanks for the pointers.

    Regards,

    Glenn
     
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