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Old 05-10-2021, 01:47 PM   #1
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Default Dang...Them DeWalts Have Got Some Torque!

Drilling some 5/8th holes in some pipe and this old hoss finally had enough. Sheís served me well for about 15 or 20 years but itís time to get a new one.
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:50 PM   #2
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:50 PM   #3
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:55 PM   #4
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Old 05-10-2021, 01:57 PM   #5
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:00 PM   #6
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Time to upgrade to a Milwaukee.
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:01 PM   #7
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:16 PM   #8
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Sheís served me well for about 15 or 20 years but itís time to get a new one.
The ways crap is made these days I'd say thats a good run!
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:19 PM   #9
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You can get parts for Dewalt tools I replaced the frame on one that got crushed
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:23 PM   #10
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Anyone know of a good place to get 18V batteries for one?
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:26 PM   #11
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:39 PM   #12
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Almost the same happened to mine except I was lucky enough to get off the trigger in time. Mine just cracked right behind the chuck. Taped it up and retired it to house duty. My son had already bought me a Milwaukee drill and impact.
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:40 PM   #13
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You just got a free upgrade to the flex-head model.
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Old 05-10-2021, 02:53 PM   #14
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Nothing a little gorilla glue won't fix. Just ask the woman that used it for hairspray. It holds real good!
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:17 PM   #15
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Time to upgrade to a Milwaukee.
Milwaukeeís got some good stuff but Iíve got a bunch of Dewalt batteries and that one held up pretty good over the years.
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:18 PM   #16
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Anyone know of a good place to get 18V batteries for one?
I rebuild mine for about half what the new ones cost.
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:20 PM   #17
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Go with 20v DeWalt. You'll be glad you did
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:20 PM   #18
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You just got a free upgrade to the flex-head model.
Now thatís funny.
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Looks like you have a dedicated screw removal tool now (reverse only) lol
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:23 PM   #20
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I rebuild mine for about half what the new ones cost.
Interesting. I'll have to look into that. Got a nice drill and a circular saw that I haven't been able to use in a while. Best of luck fixing your drill.
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Old 05-10-2021, 03:26 PM   #21
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Looks like the same drill I had.. That particular drill is discontinued and parts are hard to find.
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Old 05-10-2021, 05:37 PM   #22
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Some Humble Weld will fix that right up....tells my age for those who remember!
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Old 05-10-2021, 05:56 PM   #23
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Just broke my 20v exactly the same way today!
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:00 PM   #24
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Anyone know of a good place to get 18V batteries for one?
get the 20v adaptor/batts if you gotta bunch of good 18v tools & then graduate to the 20v line as the oldies give up the ghost.


Geezy, had an ancient war horse 18v impact that was sun faded & went everywhere with me. Anyway, gotta flat on a company 3/4 ton some time ago & it barely stayed together for the change...felt bad letting her go but man is the 20v a dream.
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:05 PM   #25
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Looks like the same drill I had.. That particular drill is discontinued and parts are hard to find.
Looked for parts and Walker, you are correct, that part is discontinued but I was able , after an exhaustive search, find one for 12.95.
Thanks Saddlehorse for the tip.
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:08 PM   #26
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get the 20v adaptor/batts if you gotta bunch of good 18v tools & then graduate to the 20v line as the oldies give up the ghost.


Geezy, had an ancient war horse 18v impact that was sun faded & went everywhere with me. Anyway, gotta flat on a company 3/4 ton some time ago & it barely stayed together for the change...felt bad letting her go but man is the 20v a dream.
So you can use 18 volt batteries on 20v tools or is it the opposite?
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:15 PM   #27
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opposite...20v batt on the 18v tools.
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Old 05-10-2021, 06:39 PM   #28
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opposite...20v batt on the 18v tools.
Well can work too. Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:00 PM   #29
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If you want another one, I have about four of them I think. I really only need one for the house and one for the shop. Or vice versa, if you don't want another one and have good batteries, I could use another good battery or two.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:07 PM   #30
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Just watch out for your wrists when you get a new one. The torque on them is amazing.
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:10 PM   #31
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Bwahahahaha! You ainít right... but you ainít wrong either
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Old 05-10-2021, 07:16 PM   #32
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My 18v did the exact same thing. I don’t blame it on the torque they have. I blame it on a garbage product. Mine had been used a total of maybe 3 hours. Junk.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:26 PM   #33
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Anyone know of a good place to get 18V batteries for one?
Bought 2 dewalt 20v
aftermarket 5amp hr for$50. New not rebuilt. Can't say how good they are. Haven't used them enough but so far so good.
https://www.batteriesup.com/
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:49 PM   #34
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Just watch out for your wrists when you get a new one. The torque on them is amazing.
Also, avoid wearing pajamas when operating. TBH research recently discovered that it is wearing PJs in public NOT loosely holding while firing a pistol that causes the unfortunate physical disability known as limp wristing.
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Old 05-10-2021, 08:57 PM   #35
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LFD2037, the ones you buy at Home Depot or Lowe's today are junk. I still have my 18 volt sawzall/hammer drill combo that I bought used from the plumber I worked for when I started out at 14 years old. I turn 41 in August. I have upgraded through the years, but still have them and occasionally use them. The one the op is talking about sounds just as old and most def a work horse like mine. I think it's like John Deere mowers and such from HD, they are not made the same.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:16 AM   #36
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If you want another one, I have about four of them I think. I really only need one for the house and one for the shop. Or vice versa, if you don't want another one and have good batteries, I could use another good battery or two.
Iíll keep this in mind, thanks.
Iíve already ordered a new clamshell housing so Iím going to rebuild it first but if that doesnít work then Iíll contact you.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:29 AM   #37
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LFD2037, the ones you buy at Home Depot or Lowe's today are junk. I still have my 18 volt sawzall/hammer drill combo that I bought used from the plumber I worked for when I started out at 14 years old. I turn 41 in August. I have upgraded through the years, but still have them and occasionally use them. The one the op is talking about sounds just as old and most def a work horse like mine. I think it's like John Deere mowers and such from HD, they are not made the same.
You may be correct. Iíve heard that the products sold in box stores are built specifically for them to a lesser quality so they can be sold cheaper. Donít know if thatís true or not but I do know that the mowers and such are all made by MTD and then sold with individual brand names on them. If you want the real deal you gotta go to the dealer.

I bought this Dewalt as a set of five pieces with a case, brand new on eBay, many years ago. It was a really good buy as I won the bid at 300.00 and that particular kit was running 500.00 anywhere else. Itís been well worth what I paid for it. Iím on my third set (5 batteries total) of battery rebuilds and until this happened, theyíve never let me down. I have used them very hard over the years.
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Old 05-11-2021, 10:45 AM   #38
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I hung up a rigid drill with a 13/16" bit under a trailer one time. It wedged my finger/glove on the trigger and nearly twisted me into a pretzel before I was able to break the bit. I felt like I'd been in a fistfight with the tazmanian devil.
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Go to a pawn shop,I bet they’ll give you one without a better for next to free and replace the housing
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:42 PM   #40
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I hung up a rigid drill with a 13/16" bit under a trailer one time. It wedged my finger/glove on the trigger and nearly twisted me into a pretzel before I was able to break the bit. I felt like I'd been in a fistfight with the tazmanian devil.
Dang...that made me cringe Dale.
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Old 05-11-2021, 01:42 PM   #41
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Go to a pawn shop,I bet theyíll give you one without a better for next to free and replace the housing
Interesting, Iíll have to look into that.
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