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Dave88LX 03-20-2013 06:44 PM

Smoking Makita 18V brushless drill?
 
I bought the Makita LXT239 Brushless combo kit which included the LXPH05 hammer drill.

I bought it maybe two weeks ago and have used it sparingly on a few small things.

Today I used it with a 3/4" plug cutter, and it started smoking. :eek::furious: Is this normal? Misuse of the tool? Should it still be OK?

I can hold the chuck in my hand, gradually give it power, and the drill will cut out and stop. I don't know if it did that before. I will also charge the battery to see if that makes a difference.

Pretty pissed either way.

woodworkbykirk 03-20-2013 08:34 PM

if its smoking something is seriously wrong.. that is typicallly a sign of running the tool too hard and its about to burn out.. take it back to where you bought it or contact makita directly. they wil warrenty that

mj12 03-20-2013 10:30 PM

My Makita did that. I had dropped it over 40 feet onto concrete. They gave me a new one. I was a little short on the details of what happened

Davejss 03-20-2013 11:01 PM

I havn't had much luck with Makita lately. My 1/2" cordless 18 volt hammer drill smoked out using a brand new 1-1/4 hole saw through pine. My random orbit sander blew up. The foam base that the sanding discs attatch to dissintegrated sending parts flying through the shop. One stuck in the sheetrock wall, and another caught me in the ribs leaving a huge bruise. When I called Makita their lawyer acted like a prick. I wasn't planning on suing, I just wanted the sander replaced. Not long after that my 1/2" corded hammer drill smoked out drilling holes for Tapcons.
I'm about done with Makita and I've been using them since back in the 9.6 volt days!

toolaholic 03-21-2013 08:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Davejss
I havn't had much luck with Makita lately. My 1/2" cordless 18 volt hammer drill smoked out using a brand new 1-1/4 hole saw through pine. My random orbit sander blew up. The foam base that the sanding discs attatch to dissintegrated sending parts flying through the shop. One stuck in the sheetrock wall, and another caught me in the ribs leaving a huge bruise. When I called Makita their lawyer acted like a prick. I wasn't planning on suing, I just wanted the sander replaced. Not long after that my 1/2" corded hammer drill smoked out drilling holes for Tapcons.
I'm about done with Makita and I've been using them since back in the 9.6 volt days!

Wonder if it has anything to do with outsourcing to china. My older Makita's are made in USA or Japan. Shame about the motor problems as makita used to pride themselves on making their own motors in house.

Dave88LX 03-21-2013 12:00 PM

Yeah I am a bit disappointed to say the least. I kept reading all these rave reviews about their impact drivers, so I figured I'd get the combo kit with the brushless stuff, which I *ass*umed would be even tougher.

I'll have to take the whole kit back to Home Depot, since I didn't buy the drill individually.

woodworkbykirk 03-21-2013 04:48 PM

were you running the drill in low speed when using hte hole saw. anytime your drilling holes with a large hole saw you HAVE to use it in low speed high torque mode or youll fry it in no time


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