Electrical Equipment Repairs

Examples of older electrical equipment and appliances which have been saved from destruction by repairing them.

IMPORTANT: Although these videos show the repair and refurbishment in some detail, they are NOT 'how to' videos as a fair amount of the process has been left out or abbreviated.


Burgess Bandsaw - Total teardown and subsequent reassembly of a 1970s Burgess BBS-20 bench top bandsaw
Claude Lyons Variac - Repair of an old Claude Lyons 8A variable transformer from the 1960s
Electric Clocks - Electric mains powered wall clocks
EMI Fan Heater - Repair and refurbishment of an old EMI Gramophone Company electric fan heater


Most recent update - 1st April 2017

NEW Burgess Bandsaw Cutting Metal - The BBS-20 and a fine pitch blade is used to cut some aluminium tubing.

Previous update - 9th March 2017

Burgess Bandsaw Refurbishment BBS-20 Mark 2 - A Burgess BBS-20 bandsaw from the 1970s is totally dismantled, cleaned, repainted and reassembled with a new belt and blade.
Burgess BBS20 MkII Bandsaw Totally Dismantled - A 1970s Burgess BBS20 bandsaw is totally dismantled to individual component level.
Burgess BBS-20 Bandsaw Reassambled - The Burgess bandsaw is reassambled after being painted dark green. A new mains lead and plug are fitted..
Burgess BBS20 Bandsaw Blade Installation - A new bandsaw blade is installed and adjusted. Includes details on adjusting the upper wheel and the blade guides..

Older update - 31st March 2016

Electric Sectric Clock - Durban wall clock by Smiths Sectric with a mains powered Bijou motor.

This section contains 12 pages of information. Other items will be added as and when they are repaired.