A while back, I reported that the cheap angle/close quarter drill that
I purchased died as the bearings wore out. Well, one of the guys in our
club asked for it to check it out and see if he could replace the
bearings ( Oh Boy! This gives me something to do in my lunch hour!) Any
way the report came back that the bearings were fine, but that the
plastic case had worn out. I had noticed that the mandril had a lot of
play in it, say + or - almost 1/8 inch. The wear was the reason. He is
going to epoxy it and see if that will work for another short while.
Some of the turners up in Salem (Willamette Valley Woodturners) got
some. 2 out of the three they got had the trigger switch go bad. Has
anyone else out there had any mechanical failures with them?
I did get my money worth of use and abuse out of it, and I will wait
until my other Sioux/Milwaukee drills die before getting another one.
- posted 14 years ago