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General maintenance What general maintenance should I be doing on my drills? ei. cleaning & lubrication

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These tools need very little maintenance. Make sure your chuck is tightened down, inluding the screw in the middle of it, as this can work loose over time and jam the jaws. Other than that it is just a matter of using an airline through the vents to blow any dust/debris/carbon out. The gearboxes are enclosed so need little lubrication and the motor has plain brass bearings. If the motor squeals a little when starting/stopping jsut apply some oil behind the pinion gear and on the shaft at the rear of the motor.

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Hey! I have a problem with the 2015 Makita DDF482, it works, but it smells like burning wires or something like that, listening how drill works, the turns seem to fluctuate. What could be the problem?

The smell of burning /ozone could be something as simple as a dirty commutator. The carbon brushes are worn out and do not make good contact with the copper in the commutator, this produces the excessive sparks at the back of the drill, the carbon builds up and sparks as the drill turns and give the peculiar smell. Try cleaning the drill vents and commutator, oil, grease, dust, solvent, etc are a NO! NO! in this area, if that does not improve, change the brushes. Buy good quality replacements and clean the whole area again before replacing them. Bear in mind the new brushes will need to "bed in" so don't despair if at first you see some sparks. Assuming there is nothing really wrong with the drills electronics (it is relatively new drill), the fluctuation in RPMs could be a combination of the worn out brushes and/or depleted battery pack. Depending on the charge/ discharge cycles the battery pack has undergone, it could be that some NiCd batteries do not fully charge or hold their charge for long. The result is that as the drill operates at a lower voltage than rated and with fewer amps available, the battery pack struggles to deliver the power needed to turn the motor, so you notice some fluctuation. Does the drill struggle to drill through thin metal? Does it get stuck? There is a possible answer
Check the lubrication of the planetary gears assembly, poor lubrication/ dry grease will further load the motor, making it run slower.
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Dear Billy,

There are still things you can buy today that demand maintenance, and lawn equipment is one of them.
If you will get down underneath the deck , you should find either rust or a bent part or both are preventing the proper function.
You will probably need to take it all apart and clean and lubricate and replace parts.
Often the drill is to: Clean it thoroughly with a high pressure air or water hose after each use ( a pressure washer is great) , and to lubricate all the "joints" twice a year, or after every 5 uses, whichever occurs first.
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By nature hammer drills collect dust and dirt inside them.
It is most likely yours needs to be taken apart and cleaned and lubricated.
Since time is money, very few workmen do a lot of maintenance on tools, because a tool in the shop is not earning you money.
God bless your efforts.

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What is the best lubricant to use on my dewalt hammer drills please

It depends to where you want to apply your lubricant.
If you want to lubricate the chuck with the sds drill bit you simply add some cheap grease on the drill bit and the drill bit will slide easily on the chuck. On the other hand if you want to lubricate the sds drill machine then there is a special type super grease that you can buy from Dewalt in order to do so. Also since in order the super grease to be needed this means that you have used the drill a lot then also is needed to change o-rings, brushes and so on. So usually you have to ask for a service center to do it since they know how to do it properly and using the right kit.

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at 3 month
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The bearings on the condensor fan motor are dry. You can attempt to lubricate the motor with a parifin based oil using either Union 76 "Turbine Oil" or a product called ZOOM-Spout turbine Oiler that is available in most hardware and appliance parts stores. See this link for examples of the oiler:

Do what you can to clean off the bearings and armature shaft then lubricate with the oil.
Most of the time lubrication will snap a tired fan out of running slow. On the hard molded motors (encased) lubrication takes much longer as you have to lubricate and wait for the oil to reach the lower bearing deep inside the housing. It is ok to oil from the top and let it run to the lower bearing. It will not hurt the fan. I place the fan on a paper towel for as long as I can and wait for the exvess to drain off before re-installing the motor. On the non-encased motors you can remove the bearings and clean the motor shaft and the bearing then lubricate reassemble and lubricate again.

If your using an external fan... it is OK to use the refrigerator while your waiting for the oil in the motor to drip out. Just make sure there is a 15 minute pause each time you remove power or the compressor will not re-start properly.

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