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Wy did I buy a Makita?

My tip is: Buy a tool that works, From what I read Makitas don't work that often or very long. My advise buy Dewalt.

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where can I find a replacement chuck key for a Delta 11-950 bench press?


No you don't have to buy Delta's chuck key. MOST drill press chuck keys are very similar but if you do order another companies key and it doesn't fit, you may be stuck with it. If you have a local tool repair center that carries keys you can try one and if it don't work, return it.
The Delta part number for your chuck key is 1313104. It is avaliable from Dewalt (they own Delta) on their service website at http://servicenet.dewalt.com. You can also get it at aftermarket sites like www.ereplacementparts.com for only $11 plus shipping.

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My DiWalt 16 guage cordless nailer will not cycle or turn on when I compress the tip to fire a nail. May have bumped the tip while putting it away. Was working fine and then just stopped. Repair shop say it may be the motor and wants me to OK the repair up to $200; would like to try to fix it myself or buy a new gun. Any ideas on what may be wrong and how to make the repair?


I would not try and repair this yourself. They are a nightmare to work on and I have been repairing construction tools for 20 years. The reason they want you to authorize up to $200 is because the GRC on this tool through DeWalt is $199. That means that if you take it to, or send it to a DeWalt service center (actual DeWalt, not just and authorized repair shop) they will fix whatever it needs and the price will not exceed $199 no matter how many parts it needs. Here is a link to the parts diagram if you want to see what they are link.

http://servicenet.dewalt.com/Products/Detail/DC616KA

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Dewalt cordless DW995 , 18.0V broken piece in side.Can't open.


A TORX I believe , if it is a 6 point star type screw hole? They are measured in mm I think and 15 and 20 are the most common sizes.

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02-03-09 Tues. 9:30am CST Hi Tech Help I have a DeWalt 1/4" Cordless Impact Driver DW056. It seems to slip when the trigger is engaged when loosening fasteners. I think the driver started impacting immediately when I first got it. How is the tool supposed to work? Thanks...Paul


its supposed to impact immediately that is what gives the tool its power. once you get used to it you will use it for everything its lighter and more powerfull than the drill. just dont use spade bits in it or it will shatter them. try to buy tips that are impact ready

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