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Why have both my makita lithium ion impact drivers got really slow and low powered? MAKITA BTD140RFE

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This could be caused from different things.It could be a switch that is going bad.This has been the most frequented problem I have seen in my many years of tool repair.It could also be that your batteries are going bad.The biggest enemy of lithium is heat.If are constantly using them and charging them they will loose power over a period of time. It's best not to waist money on some over priced new batteries.Invest in the drill kit and you will be money ahead.

Posted on Oct 15, 2010

  • acorn93 Oct 15, 2010

    Thanks. I have taken all the driver to pieces and found no obvious problems inside, so I will start with a new switch.

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