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Old 08-29-2014, 10:17 AM
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Good place to buy power tool parts?

My Dad's Makita 6213D cordless drill recently gave up the ghost when the clutch failed and just started making grinding noises and not spinning anything. We really like the drill, so we were looking to replace the clutch (apparently called a "gear assembly"). We were finding it in a few places online, but I was curious if anyone had any recommendations on where to buy power tool parts.
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Old 08-29-2014, 10:39 AM
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Well, we just bought a brand-new one off of eBay for $40 and then went ahead and bought a supposedly lightly-used 6213D for $30 + $20 shipping!

We highly recommend the drill, BTW. We've had it for something like 15-20 years, undertaking some major projects along the way, and it's been great.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:02 PM
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Typical Makita . They all do that. I switched to Milwaukee years ago and never looked back.
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:08 PM
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Been using my Craftsman since I threw away my old Makita after I lost the charger. I just thought what was the point..
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Old 08-29-2014, 12:22 PM
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Random online places. Got a new head for my impact for like $25 after I broke it by being an idiot
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Old 08-29-2014, 05:34 PM
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Milwaukee? They have some good tools but Makita is still king on cordless drills and drivers.

I hate to say it, but Home Despot has an excellent deal on the 18 volt (smaller battery) combo pack of the drill and impact driver: $200. Doesn't have the plastic case (I have plenty of those), has a squarish bag/box thingy - one charger, two batteries. The white 18 volt is the smaller battery while the green is the larger. They're both 18 volts but the green has about twice the amps. Lasts longer. OTOH, the white is lighter and charges faster.

I had a 14 volt version of the OP drill for years. It was good but when the batteries die, which they all do sooner or later, new batteries cost around $60-$70 each and you still have the heavy clunky drill. The new ones are spiffier, I almost hate to admit. The impact drivers are great - take some getting used to but they are happening.
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You should be able to re battery certain packs at home. Depends what type of batteries and availability on ebay. Some types are pretty cheap as individual cells.

Actually some people have made a business out of restoring packs.
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Old 08-29-2014, 07:06 PM
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new batteries cost around $60-$70 each and you still have the heavy clunky drill. The new ones are spiffier, I almost hate to admit. The impact drivers are great - take some getting used to but they are happening.
That is why I threw mine away. Was not holding a charge much anymore and when I lost the charger that was it, but can I complain? The drill had been around since the 80s.
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Milwaukee? They have some good tools but Makita is still king on cordless drills and drivers.

I hate to say it, but Home Despot has an excellent deal on the 18 volt (smaller battery) combo pack of the drill and impact driver: $200. Doesn't have the plastic case (I have plenty of those), has a squarish bag/box thingy - one charger, two batteries. The white 18 volt is the smaller battery while the green is the larger. They're both 18 volts but the green has about twice the amps. Lasts longer. OTOH, the white is lighter and charges faster.

I had a 14 volt version of the OP drill for years. It was good but when the batteries die, which they all do sooner or later, new batteries cost around $60-$70 each and you still have the heavy clunky drill. The new ones are spiffier, I almost hate to admit. The impact drivers are great - take some getting used to but they are happening.
have to disagree. milwaukee makes far superior tools.
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Old 08-30-2014, 05:00 AM
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have to disagree. milwaukee makes far superior tools.
I would agree for many tools. The only other Makita tool I have is an old 10 inch table saw. At least 13 or 14 years old. Milwaukee corded drills are first rate. And plenty of Makita tools are just not good. I used a worm drive (skil) saw of theirs once. Just bad. Huge torque twist on your arm at start up. Way worse than a real Skil worm drive. Some of the Makita chopsaws are OK but I like DeWalt better. One of the few tools in which I prefer DeWalt.

But I like Makita cordless drills big time.

While I'm on the topic, I bought a close quarter corded Milwaukee drill about a year ago. It's OK, didn't take it back but it's a step down from the Sioux version that they used to have (made by Sioux for Milwaukee) - exactly like the actual Sioux but with red plastic.

Here's the Sioux type I had and liked for years:



Here it is in red:



And here's the new one I bought, thinking surely Milwaukee would come up with a winner on this (small pic of it in the ad pic above):



You almost have to unplug it to change bits, it's so easy to accidentally squeeze the much wider trigger.

I'd buy another Sioux if I could but apparently they are unavailable. I used the hell out of mine - it finally busted.

Oh hey, here's a guy selling a new, unopened Milwaukee/Sioux drill for $868.91. Buy it now price. Just knocked $65 off the price. I'd like one but . . .

http://www.ebay.com/itm/3-8-CHUCK-CLOSE-QUARTER-RIGHT-ANGLE-ELECTRIC-DRILL-UL-/270684373615?pt=Drills&hash=item3f060bc26f

BTW, I also have a Neiko. Looks like a Milwaukee/Sioux but it's not nearly as good. Under $50 new. Not worthless but not by a huge margin.
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