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PJ48

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#299414 5-Sep-2022 19:25
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Hi All,

 

 

 

I have a Bosch cordless drill 18V that is starting to wobble with drilling and screw driving. The chuck has some movement in in when I try and move it sideways, so I suspect the bearing is failing. It is 10 years old, and was working well. I have attached a photo. 

 

Does anyone know if this sort of thing is fixable? We live in Nelson.

 


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  #2963609 5-Sep-2022 19:31
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That looks to be their consumer grade range, so I would doubt it. Maybe there are some youtube vids showing repairs, but it sounds like a mechanical failure where you may need a spare part and consumer grade drills seem to essentially be throw away..


 
 
 

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  #2963616 5-Sep-2022 20:07
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i have almost the same model sitting in bits here. the electronics blew, which seams to be a common problem and a new board is almost the cost of the drill.

 

Throw it away.

 

 


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  #2963640 5-Sep-2022 20:41
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Looks like it falls under planned obsolescence!!



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  #2963714 5-Sep-2022 21:25
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Yep, green skin = consumer grade. A new one is about $139 from Mitre 10. Or if you use the drill a lot you might want to consider the commercial grade (blue skin) for around an extra $100.

 

Edit: perhaps the one @tweake has could be suitable for spare parts for @PJ48?


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  #2963719 5-Sep-2022 21:33
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The chuck attaches to a gearbox. The parts diagram doesn't show the bearing as a separate item but I suspect it will be something else in the gearbox rather than the bearing.

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  #2963721 5-Sep-2022 21:40
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10 years old is a good run.  Buy a new one.  





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  #2963722 5-Sep-2022 21:40
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Fully open the chuck up and make sure the screw in the centre is tight.




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  #2963723 5-Sep-2022 21:41
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Dratsab:

 

Yep, green skin = consumer grade. A new one is about $139 from Mitre 10. Or if you use the drill a lot you might want to consider the commercial grade (blue skin) for around an extra $100.

 

Edit: perhaps the one @tweake has could be suitable for spare parts for @PJ48?

 

 

i think mines the model after his, may not be suitable.

 

i would just get the commercial grade, they have a much wider range of tools. there is very little in the green range, i was just looking for a tool the other day to make use of my bosh batteries. afaik the batteries are not interchangeable between the green and blue range.


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  #2963748 5-Sep-2022 22:56
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What is the Ryobi One + brushless range like?


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  #2963756 5-Sep-2022 23:36
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PJ48:

 

What is the Ryobi One + brushless range like?

 

 

Pretty good but 18v is overkill for most home use. I like the Milwaukee m12 range for most things, its just a pain that you have to go to placemakers or blackwoods to get them. Yes they cost more but they feel so much nicer and lighter than anything 18v. I have heaps of the ryobi 18v stuff and the range of tools is good, but the better quality ones are so expensive now that you are almost up to a better brands one price. The ones in the $99 kits are junk, but they get you into the platform.

 

If you dont want to spend much then the ozito range is pretty good, and have some excellent deals on them from time to time. Would take those over any of the cheap brands like bosch green or Stanley or black and decker that the orange guys sell.





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  #2963757 5-Sep-2022 23:43
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PJ48:

 

What is the Ryobi One + brushless range like?

 

 

It's the DIY brand of TTI, the same company that makes AEG and Milwaukee power-tools.

 

Has the one of the widest range of skins available. Has a reasonable reputation for DIY grade tools.

 

Battery system is the old style plug in type, rather than the newer style slide.

 

 

 

I would say in the same ballpark in terms of reputation as Bosch green tools. (I say this never having used Bosch green and only used brushed ryobi tools)

 

 


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  #2963771 6-Sep-2022 06:54
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Does anyone know if this sort of thing is fixable?

I believe it is.

PJ48

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  #2963860 6-Sep-2022 12:49
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Thanks all - I think I managed to tighten the chuck a bit last night, and while not perfect, seems better, so will soldier on for now.


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  #2963931 6-Sep-2022 17:19
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richms:

 

Pretty good but 18v is overkill for most home use. I like the Milwaukee m12 range for most things,

 

 

I know sparkies that uses the m12 because its used for light things like doing up screws or small holes. I think the 18v is better general purpose and the 36/40/52v for the hardcore.

 

Keep in mind that you can get brushed and the more powerful brushless motor. The cheaper brushed motor drill which is still ok for home stuff. 


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  #2963951 6-Sep-2022 18:05
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PJ48: Looks like it falls under planned obsolescence!!

 

 

Weelll... they are intended for light home use, so they're made as affordable as possible under the assumption that they won't get that much use. I'd say the OP got a pretty good run out of his one.

 

 

Interesting to note that some products sold by the usual suspects are specifically marked as not for trade use while others are built under the assumption that they'll be beaten to death with daily work (have you ever seen used Hilti gear?), and cost appropriately.

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