Makita 3 function SDS drill - problem?

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333 days ago

Maybe it was too big an ask of this Makita SDS to break concrete around a drain. I was chiselling long enough for the front end to get so hot that ‘black stuff’ started dribbling out around the chuck.
It still works but does it need to go in for a service?

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#1 posted 333 days ago

They have rebuild kits for them.

I have had the “Black Stuff” also. Gives you the willies for a moment.

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#2 posted 333 days ago

Sounds like you got it hot enough that the seal holding the grease in the gearing melted or wore too much.
Check for a parts breakdown on line if your owners manual does not have one, then you can decide if you
want to do it yourself or take it into a repair shop. Without grease the gears will wear out, and the cost of
that drill makes it worth a repair job, the shop should be able to give you an estimate.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 331 days ago

too bad

how does one hold a drill so long as not to notice the temperature of “critical mass” in their hands ?

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#4 posted 331 days ago

^ What can I say moron, I was in the zone, that drain wasn’t going to defeat me, drrrr git sum, drrrrr git sum, drrrr git sum.

Thanks for the pointer Lakelover, I found a rebuild kit on ebay for about 20 euro and Gus, good advice, thanks.

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#5 posted 330 days ago

So…. did ya break out the drain? :)

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