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Posted: 4/16/2017 3:21:10 PM EDT
Bought one used for a song and a dance. Haven't gotten it yet though.

It doesn't look very beat up, the guy said when you plug it in and hit the switch nothing happens.

I guess the first place to look is the switch, and then the brushes. What are common failures with these things? A friend of mine has a Makita that is similar in design and has had to replace the switch on it 2 times already, so I would guess they are a big failure point.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:27:08 PM EDT
Grabbed one after your rental dilemma the other day?

Nothing to add but I love your threads. Keep up your hard work.
Link Posted: 4/16/2017 3:30:12 PM EDT
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Grabbed one after your rental dilemma the other day?

Nothing to add but I love your threads. Keep up your hard work.
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Ha.

Yeah, I would rather have one tucked into the barn for next time instead of that shit again.

Didn't wan to pay full retail though. I figured for 2 bills if I can't get this one to work I can just resell it for parts.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:47:39 AM EDT
Seems like a good tool to have in your line of work.

Shameless bump for the op
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 8:33:14 AM EDT
Things I've never had a desire to own:

Enema tube cleaning attachment , home circumcision device and jack hammers.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:25:13 PM EDT
Was in that business years ago.
Switch
Cord
Armature/coil

Check that the striker is not jammed also. Seals are not reusable.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:33:15 PM EDT
Brushes

"The tool employs Bosch's Service Minder™ brushes, which stops the tool when preventative maintenance is needed."
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:33:38 PM EDT
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Was in that business years ago.
Switch
Cord
Armature/coil

Check that the striker is not jammed also. Seals are not reusable.
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This plus brushes and an extra check on striker jam. If I remember correctly if you lay it on it's side for an extended period it can seize up. The Brute should be stored vertically in the cart.
Link Posted: 4/17/2017 7:37:21 PM EDT
I sold the one I had and the guy called me raising he'll saying it doesn't work. He didn't know that the bit had to have pressure on it to work.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 3:04:23 PM EDT
I think it might be the brushes. I am getting a good voltage reading at the connection for them with the switch on.

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I wish I had a local place to grab some, I'll have to order them.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 3:32:26 PM EDT
Yup, flipped them around and it fired right up.

$10-$15 on ebay. I can live with that.
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