I dropped my cordless drill tonight. It still runs, but not as fast or
with the same oofff as it should. Took it apart. All wires still
connected etc... Is there a way I can check inside of the motor?
And get a better one this time. :-)
Seriously, though -- when I was in the market for a new cordless drill, I had
narrowed the choices down to Bosch and Makita. The final decision came
directly after I asked the Bosch salesman at the WoodWorking Show about the
durability of the drill, specifically about its ability to survive falls from
He said "Come with me."
He led me to an empty spot at the side of the exhibition hall and hurled the
drill at the top of the 20-foot-high brick wall. It bounced off, then fell all
20 feet to the concrete floor. He walked over, picked it up, squeezed the
trigger, and it worked perfectly.
I said "Sold."
Doug Miller (alphageek at milmac dot com)
I have "used" and "abused" Bosch drills for a few years
now. During my shop construction back in 1998, I dropped
my drill from the top of a 12' step ladder "several" times.
I split the housing and replaced that. The drill lives on
to this day, but the batteries are headed down hill.
Doug Miller wrote:
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