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Forum topic by MrRon posted 05-01-2012 06:02 PM 1505 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-01-2012 06:02 PM

My Dewalt 18V cordless drill/diver stopped working. The trigger switch is the culprit. I checked the cost for a replacement switch; $44. Is this something you can work on and fix, or toss it. I have two makita 12V drills. Would the switch from one of them fit the Dewalt, before I go tear them apart?

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#1 posted 05-01-2012 06:16 PM

You might, just might find a B&D 18v, and use that switch. Sometimes, the only difference between them is the colours on the outside.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#2 posted 05-01-2012 06:30 PM

pm sent

there’s one in craigslist, drill only you can make an offer as well.

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#3 posted 05-01-2012 07:02 PM

I’ve got an old corded DeWalt that simply won’t die, no matter what I do to it. I was happy with my black/white Makita 18V Li+ ions until they got stolen. I replaced them with the Bosch 18V which are good as well. Even though the Bosch were more expensive, I think I liked the Makitas better. They have pretty good prices and I’ve seen both drills (impact) for $199 I think.

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