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    Fixing an electric drill

    I bought an old makita drill to LOS, it's quite gutless and pretty noisy. I think the problem is with the brushes. I was wondering if it's worth getting fixed? Any tips on where I should go and what I should ask for?

    Also, any tips on getting holesaws sharpened?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithson
    Any tips on where I should go and what I should ask for?
    You could always start with filling in your location in your profile.
    Will make it much easier to answer your question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smithson
    I was wondering if it's worth getting fixed?
    I wouldnt think so.

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    You should be able to replace the brushes your self in a few minutes, pobly need to clean and recut the armature too

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    find a nearby Makita dealer either in Yellow Pages or Google, then go there and get the brushes for your model

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    Or take the brushes out and look for identical ones in harware stores and the weekly market.

    Drills are pretty cheap these days, maybe treat yourself to a new one, could px the old model. It would be worth somebody's time to overhaul it.

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    In the last 3 years I have bought both a Makita drill motor and an angle grinder and in the box with both was a extra set of brushes, so they must be easy to find.

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    If it's a Makita, it should be well worth fixing. I got a Makita jigsaw fixed at a small shop that does just that, repairs old electric tools. It cost me a heck of a lot less to fix than to replace.

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    I have even seen them re-winding samll armatures by hand in a small workshop in Pattaya. What sort of reply would you get if you asked a Eropean outlet to do the same.

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    Has your drill got a hammer action .If not i would buy one that has .Bosch are one of the best drills around .

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