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in my experience portable drills tend to fail in two main areas. One area is the batteries and the other area is the chuck where it is often very difficult getting the keyless chuck off. In relation to the batteries, They have a finite life. I used to repack the NiCd battery packs but have given this away due to the use of Li Ion type and repacking is no longer economical. As a consequence I now have a drawer full of perfectly good drills but they have dead batteries. To make use of these otherwise useless drills, depending on the voltage, these can be converted into 12Volt DC operation by hooking up a flexible twin wire cable to the empty battery pack. Just use the original contacts inside the battery pack and feed the cable through a suitable hole drilled in the battery pack casing. Put a set of clips on the other end of the lead to go on a car battery and hey presto you have a 12 volt drill. You should be able to use drills rated between say 9.6V to 14V. Just experiment.
In the second area, the keyless chuck tends to malfunction making it impossible to use with small drill bits. To use a drill with malfunctioning keyless chuck, I have successfully employed an old chuck and spindle from a cannibalized drill (see pic). Another application uses a right angle drill attachment (see pic). In both cases the chuck jaws worked sufficiently to grip the attachment.
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Decker Drills | Answered on Jul 01, 2019

Make sure the screw that is down inside the drill head is not loose, if it is it will interfere with the jaws.

Decker Drills | Answered on Jun 12, 2019

My 20V battery was stored completely discharged for over 8 months. After all that time I bet the battery was holding no charge whatsoever. When you plug a completely drained battery to a charger the charger will experience a big demand in current and will fault out, flashing red. So we need to put just a little bit of charge in the battery for the charger to start working. What I did is with the battery in charger unplug and plug the charger like 10 times. Every time you plug it in it will send voltage to the battery for a split of a second before the charger fails. Eventually the battery will get enough charge for the charger to start working.

Decker Drills | Answered on Apr 15, 2019

The switch probably need to be replaced, that would be my guess. Good luck.

Decker Drills | Answered on Mar 20, 2019

Hello, Ford -

According to the website, the charger for the Black and Decker Bright Bar WLB26B (DeWalt and Black and Decker part #5140044-94) AC Charger) is no longer available. It has been discontinued.

You may be lucky enough to find one for sale on eBay.

Best wishes.

Decker Drills | Answered on Mar 07, 2019


Black and Decker 1309 Drill

When replacing the cord on a 1309 it is probably better to leave the original contact points in place and simply splice into the wires inside the handle. To remove the plastic housing has many tiny spring steel parts that do not reassemble well. Also they have a tendency to fly away when disassembling.

on Apr 22, 2018 | Drills

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