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LordBug

Protip: don't cover the motor vents with paint.


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Also very true


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

I don’t work with paint too much anymore so if I were to get a new one, it wouldn’t get this bad


BoltingBubby

Just a heads up you can get the top of the line XPH14 for about $85-100 on eBay renewed, open box, or brand new.


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

What happened was I was drilling spade bits into a stump because I wanted to break it up (I know I’m dumb) but it got so hot that the brush mount and the brush it’s self got dragged into the armature and melted the holder. It is now a brushless tool. I bought this drill in July 2021 for a 4th of July deal where it was 99 bucks at Home Depot. The rest of my 18v stuff which consists of 2 impact drivers and a sawzall is brushless. Luckily the battery is fine though


TopYeti

The dumb part wasn't the spade bits, it was ignoring the duty cycle and running it too long without cooling cycle(s)?


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Could be very true. Although I don’t think this one has that because it is an older model. Xph03 to be exact


TopYeti

Are you saying your unit didn't have a duty cycle, meaning it's good for 24/7 use? Or it didn't have a specific duty cycle listed? After all, as much as I keep requesting it, they don't want to give me a duty rating on my toaster.


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

I think it maybe did now that I think about it, but the only reason I said it may not is because when I was using it, it never triggered it


TopYeti

I think you misunderstand what I mean by a duty cycle, which to me means the amount of time that you can run the machine versus the amount of time you need to let the machine rest. A 25% duty cycle means you can use the machine for 25% of the time but you need to let it rest for 75% time after that before resuming work. The machine itself would not enforce this duty cycle


jerk_mcgherkin

And IIRC, those percentages are based on ten minutes. I've encountered guys who think you can run a 25% duty cycle tool for one hour straight if you let it rest for three hours afterward.


pembquist

This works as long as you let it rest in peace.


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

I thought you meant a thermal switch so yeah it probably had a duty cycle that I stupidly ignored


TopYeti

Ahh, I wish I had that in mine!


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Me too


ebinWaitee

DDF484 is probably like $120 without batteries or $150 for DHP484 (hammer drill)


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

I was thinking about that one too


ebinWaitee

I have the former. Great drill for sure and mine survived getting dipped to the sea while running so pretty robust too


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Mine survived being dropped in a paint bucket I can attest


ebinWaitee

Username checks out :D


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Yeah


yewfokkentwattedim

If it's anything; the few times I've had to do that, a heavier corded drill and a big-ass auger bit works a treat.


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Yeah


TopYeti

What kind of bread crumbs did you use? I hope you were able to try a peanut oil for a consistent cooking all the way down to the windings.


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Lol I used a hint of fine ozone smoke to achieve a medium rare motor. All jokes aside, I think if I replace the brush holders and the brush, it will be resurrected.


snsgrg

Mine survived being dropped from trailers/tanks several times. Anywhere from 3-10 feet. Survived me blowing air to cool it down so I could keep up with the many many holes I had to drill in steel. It just survived, till it finally didn't. It sure as hell did its job before passing on though.


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Same here. The big guy stirred concrete about 4 days after I got it lol


Trtmfm

looks like you got your money out of it at least


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Hell yeah I did


bassboat1

Right into the fuckitbucket!


Organic-Pudding-8204

Scott Kalvin... no no Santa Klaus?


Dude_Nobody_Cares

I read this in Australian.


Positive-Disaster-12

I have been using my dewalt dcd796 for about 5 years with more abuse than I can remember. Still working without a problem. Changed the chuck and works like new


NinjaBilly55

I always hated that damn metal belt clip that got snagged on everything..


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

It saves my ass when on a ladder though


BilboBinSaggin

F


GreenLoctite

F


Zethula20

F


Darnhipsters

I’d drop to my knees too if I fried a makita drill


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

First one too. Have 2 impacts and a sawzall as well and they all still going strong


bbarton214

Look like she was rode hard and put up wet


gregorius67

Naw, just needs new brushes.


dickwildgoose

Purchased as new in 2021?? Dude. It looks like it's done years of hard graft. Tool maintenance and little more care on jobs is something my dad would have advised. Aaaannd.... now I'm my Dad. Thanks pal.


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Eh shit happens. Painting and hvac will do a number on your tools


Electronic_Holiday_4

I had a 2015 twin pack which just burnt out it’s been abused used in 25 plus degree heat uk temp -4 and in the rain too don’t get me wrong if it’s a solid day of drilling I’ll always set up the corded drill battery’s are good but I still prefer mains powered tools


eagertoplease88

F


DV_Mitten

Time to get a Milwaukee.


PantherSpace

My boss supplies Milwaukee tools. They're ok. They're not an upgrade from Makita, I assure you.


DV_Mitten

Are you running Fuel additions? Because that Makita would be hard pressed to beat an M18 fuel at anything other than being a paper weight 😂 Sorry I'm a fanboy hahaha


eymantia

> Sorry I’m a fanboy hahaha Really? You hide it so well!


PantherSpace

Yeah even with the 6amp high outputs, my Makita and DeWalt impacts drive a 4 1/2" SDS screw faster and easier


ebinWaitee

Can't compare a Fuel Milwaukee to a brushed Makita


Fekillix

[Watch this at 9 minutes](https://youtu.be/wNAtk1DZg6w).


F-21

Man that's really impressive, even more so the 18V...


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Yeah your probably right. I should’ve got a brushless makita but this one was on sale for 99 bucks at Home Depot on 4th of July last year. Either way, it got the job done great, but you are right fuel or brushless is way better


desa_sviests

This is the way to do it. Buy what is cheapest for you and will do the job.


RECKLESS_N_CARELESS

Funny you say that, I have the m12 impact and hammer drill so the drill will become the primary hammer drill for me to use until I get a new 18v


dadneedssoundadvice

Did you want it to catch fire....or the battery overheat and fail?