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OurHouse 07-04-2012 12:31 AM

Porter Cable 18v Lithium Ion burning up
 
:whistling2: I may have over-estimated the capability of my drill:whistling2:

(Mixing mortar)

Anywho, it started to make popping sounds and smoke, so of course I stopped, and to my surprise it has still worked for drilling/driving screws since then, however, it continues to make that electronic burning smell and a little smoke sometimes. Anyone know if there are places that service these?

toolaholic 07-04-2012 07:27 PM

Dude I mix with a spade handle drill; a Milwaukee 1663-20 0-450rpm 7amp drill! Once when fixing my Mom's curb I mixed concrete with a Milwaukee 18 volt Lok Tor 0624 hammer drill. Moral of the story both are very well made stout drills. Porter cable isn't the company it once was.

joecaption 07-04-2012 08:17 PM

There's hundreds of places, look for your manual there listed in there, go on the Porta Cable web site, or look in your local phone book under tool repair.

PaliBob 07-05-2012 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by OurHouse (Post 957418)
......Anyone know if there are places that service these?

Google:Porter Cable Service center, IOWA

OurHouse 07-05-2012 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by toolaholic (Post 958019)
Dude I mix with a spade handle drill; a Milwaukee 1663-20 0-450rpm 7amp drill! Once when fixing my Mom's curb I mixed concrete with a Milwaukee 18 volt Lok Tor 0624 hammer drill. Moral of the story both are very well made stout drills. Porter cable isn't the company it once was.

*sigh* Yeah I wish I had had gone for the DeWalt or the Milwaukee drills when I got this set up. As a first time home owner, I was gunning for a set that would start me off with a circular saw, and I already had my Makita 16 volt so the drill wasn't as key at that time, but I killed Makita on my last round of mortar with the previous bathroom renovation. Grrrr... I only ended up with this set because I could afford it but it wasn't pure crap like Ryobi, Skil or Black & Decker, and the saw fit my hands well enough-(it truly is a :censored: to find a good, strong power tool that fits comfortably in a womans hand and can thus be operated with the requisite level of control)

Quote:

Originally Posted by PaliBob (Post 958559)

Thanks. Unfortunately nothing in the area for me :(


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