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08-13-2012 06:51 PM

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My wife got me a Black & Decker 41/2 Small Angle Grinder she thanks 5 years ago it was hide till the other day when she found it ,thank god I need it .
BUT when I tryed to use it it lasted all of 5 minutes.
I have had bad luck with this company be for but 5 Minutes takes the cake .
I call the company and they told me there nothing that can be done seeing that she did not have the sales slip . Ok it run good the grander will not turn what can I make with it ? Help

-- Nimkee** Joe

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 08-13-2012 06:55 PM

I have a black & Decker I use extensively. No problem. Could be the mechanical lock that holds the shaft still while changing attachments. Maybe it’s stuck.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 08-13-2012 07:13 PM

As Monte says

Also if it has been sitting round it

have gathered some dust or splinter

in the slide switch, that happens a lot

with Trend Router switches


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 08-13-2012 07:26 PM

I have jammed the switch, burned the brushes,—Take apart the switch, check brushes rough’m up, polish armature with ink eraser—blow out crumbs. Put back together. Think positive – it will work, it will work, It will work. If not Mark $8.50 for rummage sale. It really should work. Even though we disrespect B&D I’ve gotten good enough service to pass them on to my daughters (still works for them, Too.) Good luck. s

-- Steve, 'Sconie Great White North

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#4 posted 08-13-2012 08:06 PM

It runs but the gears are gone what can I make with it ?

-- Nimkee** Joe

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#5 posted 08-14-2012 02:50 AM

Maybe you can take it to a small appliance repair place that services Black and Decker and see if they can at least shed light on what the heck is wrong. Hard to believe even with B&D that it would only last 5 min so maybe it’s not too serious.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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#6 posted 08-14-2012 03:17 AM

You can make a dunk with it into the garbage. My B&D sander just spit out a bunch of stuff after only 3 uses, turns out it’s defective but they won’t fix it. They send you some parts so that you can do the job they couldn’t. Junk it, don’t tell the wife since she tried and get something better.

-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse

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#7 posted 08-14-2012 03:24 AM

It would make a good paper weight, a noise maker, you could swing it around by it’s cord and bash stuff, or strip it for parts (at least the cord). the motor still works so maybe you could gear it down and connect it to a mobile or some other form of mechanical art with wood gears or something.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

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#8 posted 08-14-2012 03:39 AM


-- Nimkee** Joe

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#9 posted 08-14-2012 04:50 AM

I have never liked B&D but not for the reasons mentioned above.

My main reason for dislikng B&D is the extremely poorly designed batteries and chargers which, shouldn’t, but end up in our landfills due to customer dissatisfaction. In most cases the batteries cost nearly as much as the product and are difficult to replace. The only good B&D tool IMO, is the workmate.

And, also some STUPID products; the battery operated tape measure, the battery operated C clamp, the battery operated crescent wrench, maybe more I don’t know about.

Perhaps being part of Stanley will change this!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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