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I have an old Craftsman type I corded electric drill that I love. It's from the early 1970's (probably 1973). Until two weeks ago it worked great but stopped when it fell from a workbench. Is it worth trying to fix? Do you have some tips on how and where? It does get power through the line to the drill but not beyond.

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First, be safe if you are planning on opening the drill. Make sure the cord is unplugged. Check the motor to see if any of the wires look severed or a brush is loose. Most newer drills are more powerful, even for the inexpensive ones, than the older drills. They also tend to use much less power. So the recommendation is, if it is not for sentimental purposes, a new drill might be in order.

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