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Old 11-06-2019, 07:07 PM   #1
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I want to repair the cord on this Skil drill (abrasion damage near the strain relief). Does anyone know how to disconnect the line and neutral from the switch/controller? It sorta looks like a backstab type of outlet connector but I can't free it.

I'm not certain but doesn't that silver piece seen in the third photo look like a tool/key to be inserted somewhere to free the connectors? It was nested in the end of the switch.

I tried pushing inside the slot next to the connector, and also tried pushing inside the round hole labeled "4" (like you would do with a backstab connection on an outlet). Either it's not the right way, or more force than I can muster is required.
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Old 11-06-2019, 07:13 PM   #2
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Re: cord repair - how to disconnect wires


I didn't watch it to the end but the initial picture looked like yours. Either this video or I saw several others should help.

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Looks like the black piece will come apart here then you can gain access to disconnect wire.

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Old 11-06-2019, 07:19 PM   #4
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There is some kind of releasing mechanism somewhere to release the wire. See that round hole above the wire? That may be the release point. Or maybe that metal tab where the wire goes in.
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Thanks, guys - soldering is an option if I can't get the connectors out but I'd rather not.



It looks like it might come apart, not quite like Eagle suggests but perhaps similar to what he's saying.
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This rather long video refers to the connections in a different brand of drill but it may give you an idea of how to go about finding how the connection block(s) come apart.

See at 7:45 how it comes apart and at 12:30 how it goes back together.

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I ran out of patience and maybe should've waited for Frodo's link, it probably would've helped if I had my set of small screwdrivers.


I ended up soldering the wires back together. The hardest part turned out to be cleaning out the old cord bits from the strain relief so I could pull the cord back through.
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