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Drills | Answered 8 hours ago

there's a button behind the trigger for locking the trigger at full speed. there's a button above the trigger for clockwise and counter-clockwise rotation. there's a button on the top for hammer mode or regular mode. Hammer mode is for concrete, it basically makes the drill bit hammer in turning the concrete underneath it to dust as opposed to cutting with a sharp edged drill bit for regular stuff like wood or metal. If yours has numbers those are for torque settings, and are hardly ever used by professionals.

Black & Decker... | Answered 2 days ago

brick is insane to drill into, I'd suggest drilling into the grout between the bricks for your tapcons or the plastic push in things that you screw into.

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Drills | Answered 3 days ago

from the picture i pulled up it looks like you unscrew the back cover on the motor and you should see them. if the old ones are stuck just scrape them out with a small screwdriver.

Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

It is very likely the carbon brushes that contact the motor to transfer electricity to the windings. those tend to crack and get stuck or wear out. They need to be moving in and out freely and have spring pressure pushing them in towards the motor. you can get new ones cheap at ereplacementparts.com if they sell them.

Hammer Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

push down on the button in the front of the battery and slide the battery forward.

Porter Cable... | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

if this is a makita battery it cannot be fixed, but nearly every other brand can be. unscrew and open up the battery and check for loose tabs that connect each cell to the next. if you find a loose one it will have to be spot welded back on with a special battery spot welder, or pushed against the battery with some foam if you can manage that. also check the voltage of each cell if you have a multimeter. voltage should be no less than 2.6v per cell.

Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

ive seen this problem before on my dads drill. the selector knob probably broke on the inside. if so you'll need to get a new knob. I use ereplacementparts.com for my individual parts needs.

Dewalt Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

could always put an xt60 connector on it and use a 5s lipo battery, if they don't make that battery anymore.

Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

i've seen people buy adapters to power their cordless drills with an outlet, but they had problems because the outlet didn't have enough raw power for the drills. That leads me to believe an 18v drill pulls some serious amps at full torque and rpm, but the exact numbers would depend on the battery discharge capability which varies on big and small batteries as well as they load if it isn't maxing out the drill.

Ryobi Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

grab a new one at ereplacementparts.com open up your drill and disconnect the wires from the old trigger and or trigger switch and put in the new one.

Makita Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

i think thats the circuit board. probably can get a new board at ereplacementparts.com

Bosch Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

sounds like your battery is toast. you could open it up and measure each cell individually. they shouldn't get below 2.6v per cell. sometimes you can revive them at 2.5v but its iffy.

Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

that's very strange. It could be that the brushes aren't perfectly lined up, I would double check that.

Bosch Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

just grab a short extension cord and open up the drill and cut the female end off the extension cord and either solder it in or crimp it in if that seems doable. If it runs in reverse switch the wires.

Makita Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

probably the motor controller, brushless motors have a little computer that tells the motor when to activate each electromagnetic winding. The motors themselves are just bearings, windings, and magnets so they are fairly tough.

Impact Drills | Answered on Oct 12, 2018

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