Makita 3 function SDS drill - problem?

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Forum topic by 404 - Not Found posted 09-29-2013 12:40 PM 919 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-29-2013 12:40 PM

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 09-29-2013 01:10 PM

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 09-29-2013 04:20 PM

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 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#3 posted 10-01-2013 04:41 AM

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 10-01-2013 10:33 PM

^ 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 10-01-2013 11:31 PM

So…. did ya break out the drain? :)

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