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knnelg

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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
 

Spoon

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We would need to know the power rating of the saw before suggesting a size of cable mate.
 

PEG

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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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knnelg

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PEG...
if it is originally a 2 core...it's not that old
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
 

Shoei

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H07RN is a good choice, it's available in various core configurations and will take hard use.

As an alternative you could use a garden tool extension cable and chop off the connector, they're made for a moderate amount of abuse and are usually a cheery orange with a nice moulded plug on the end.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/First4Spares-Replacement-Lawnmowers-Strimmers-Trimmers/dp/B01G6GW5A4/ref=pd_day0_hl_86_7?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B01G6GW5A4&pd_rd_r=5ffaf9c8-2940-11e9-a4d6-bbce9bcb58e6&pd_rd_w=ERiK8&pd_rd_wg=VFIMd&pf_rd_p=92d624bb-a334-423e-8722-8024dd09667f&pf_rd_r=YJDDE4XAP65KE3YFQ3QA&psc=1&refRID=YJDDE4XAP65KE3YFQ3QA
 

spinlondon

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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.
 
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knnelg

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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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