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Makita Cordless Drill Repair?


Jim Neal
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My drill appears to have died. Freshly charged battery fitted. It started running slowly, then it either would or would not operate when I pulled the trigger 

if I hold the trigger and shake the drill it cuts in and out which indicates it’s a contact issue. You’d normally presume the brushes need renewing but I’m sure this is brushless?

wondering whether it’s worth spending money on repairing….

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We used to take our Panasonic drills to bits to repair, but it always seemed to be short lived. I think once they’re on their way out that’s it really, unless you can find someone who repairs little circuit boards. 
I had the exact same model as that and a matching impact driver, just gave them away last week! 
 

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I was wrong, it is a brushed motor. Not much left on them so worth a punt on several pounds worth of new brushes. This stuff always happens right before the weekend so you have to wait ages for postage!

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1 hour ago, bigroomboy said:

Good luck with the fix. Shame to throw stuff away.

If its a no go then I have a spare new one of those you can have for just a few quid?

Does that apply to any of us 😉

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15 hours ago, bigroomboy said:

Good luck with the fix. Shame to throw stuff away.

If its a no go then I have a spare new one of those you can have for just a few quid?

Thank you.  That's a very kind offer.

I've ordered some new brushes which should arrive Tuesday/Wednesday so I'll report back then 👍

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4 minutes ago, bigroomboy said:

Good news Jim. Well if anybody wants a Makita drill same model as above with charger and case. No batteries. Let me know. I'm in Essex though and it probably would be worth paying much postage.

Yes please. 

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I always like to repair - ongoing project is the washing machine which is a pain - and the company now has nothing to do with them having pulled out of that market (Panasonic) so it is more ongoing maintenance as you can't get the parts....

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1 hour ago, bruno22rf said:

Personally I get more pleasure repairing a broken tool and bringing it back to life than buying a new one, it's nothing to do with money.

I try too. 
May palm sander has the switch bypassed as it wore out and needed it that day. Not sought out a switch replacement even now, just battery on/off to power up. 
 

Drill is another matter, it met with a bit of a fall….

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