Got a nice, new, Chicago Electric impact wrench that suddenly quit on me.
Wondering where I can send it to be repaired. Don't know where it was
purchased, as I bought it through Ebay. Or, is it even worth seding off for
repair? New ones at a local store cost $50. Hate to just throw it away.
Maybe I'll see if I can take it apart and figure out what's wrong. Gotta
be the clutch cause the drive doesn't engage as the motor spins.
Mine has worked flawlessly for over a year (once a week, hard use on
It's a Dewalt clone. It's very good and Dewalt like with the following
If you happen to pick a good one, then you got a good one.
A bad one will go bad in short order.
They're on sale right now at some of the local stores for $39.
Harbor Freight doesn't even want to hear the word repair, on these.
Seems Chicago Electric doesn't have authorized repair facilites in the US.
In fact, Chicago Electric isn't even in the US.
I'm going to have to fix it myself, if that can be done. I was into it
awhile ago and couldn't find anything visibly wrong. However, the square
drive spins freely, whether the motor is running or not. The motor is
somehow disconnected from the drive tip.
I was hoping to find someone who'd done a fix-it job on these successfully.
Thanks mucho. Had no idea those diagrams were out there.
Pure guess at this point, but maybe the spring broke. Seems it's job is to
kick the drive into engagement with the square shaft outside the case. If
I'm right, then that's what the problem is. Theory being broken spring no engagement. I'll check it tomorrow now that I have something to look
I'm with you, don't like to throw out otherwise good tools. I got
six or seven years of occasional use out of Wel Bilt. From Northern
tools. Paid about $70 for it, and sure got my use out of it.
What the other poster said is good advice. Go to Home Depot and
buy yourself another one, and have one for parts. You're likely to
need brushes, etc, in a couple years.
Did you get a used one? What was the price you paid, and how much
Christopher A. Young
You can\'t shout down a troll.
It was $15, and $15 for shipping. It's the orange body one, and was brand
new in sealed box. I can certainly consider it a throwaway, but hate to do
that if it's something I can easily fix. Looking at the parts breakdown,
it's probably a broken shaft or a broken spring. Looks like either would
prevent engagement. I instinctively don't like tossing stuff out that maybe
can be fixed, regardless of price.
My local Harbor Freight got a bunch of these in today, for $39 ea.
I'm a late comer to this thread as well...
An acquaintance mentioned these plastic shear pins a while back, and I
could scarcely fathom such a thing... even from the Chinese.
Now it looks like it's actually so... utterly amazing.
PS, as a side note, many automotive steering columns use plastic shear
pins that allow the column to collapse in an accident. Being impaled by
the steering shaft was a common issue up to about the mid 60's when such
column's were mandated. On occasion hot heads who like to beats on the
steering wheel in their hissy fits will manage to shear them. They're
the same folks who break off a lot of turn signal & like stalks.
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