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    My Milwaukee 1/2 inch drill/hammerdrill needs a $130.00 repair. It's ten years old but has not had much use. Should I get it repaired or replace it with a new one? Thanks.

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    Re: drill/hammerdrill

    what does kind of repair does it need? there isnt that much that goes wrong with them?

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    • #3
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      It always ran hot and finally burned up while stirring drywall mud. I hadn't really used it that much over the years.

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      • #4
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        Originally posted by Laz View Post
        burned up while stirring drywall mud.
        Thats why it failed. Never use a hammer drill as a mixer. Mixing should be done with a drill with lots of torque. Hammer drills are geared very high with little torque so the motor probably ran close to stalling speed and burnt out.

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          Laz

          If you need to mix mud please get a nice heavy duty 1/2" slow speed spade handle drill. A Milwaukee 1660-6 comes to mind. Get one and have it for a loooooong time. They are workhorses. http://www.milwaukeetool.com/webapp/..._192161_192137

          If you think this is overkill then maybe a Dewalt model DW130V or if you can find one in nice condition a Dewalt DW131 is better. http://www.dewalt.com/us/products/to...p?productID=19

          Sometimes you can find a good used (or new) Milwaukee 1660 on eBay but bid low as you never can be sure it is good. Even if you ended up needing to spend some $$$ fixing one up, a good tuff spade handle drill is a nice investment. Another idea would be a HoleHawg type right angle drill like the Milwaukee 1675 but that's only if you find a great deal on one in really nice condition. If not the $$$ is just too much.

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