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I have a hole shooter purchased around 1990. 1/2" chuck. Would rip your shoulders when new. Noticed today it was dying as it was drilling 1-1/8" diam holes with a ship auger in 6 x 6s. Definitely got my monies worth. Question, should I send to a good electric shop (which we have 45min away) and have them rebuild? Seems like it would be worth it. Any thoughts?
 

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If possible I always get my electrics rebuilt locally. Seems better than joining our throw away society. And it is a lot cheaper to rebuilt (at least in my area)

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Tool repair place close to me will diagnose for free which is great as far as far as not risking anything and knowing what a repair would cost. So if you have anything like that absolutely have them look it over at least.
 

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I have a hole shooter purchased around 1990. 1/2" chuck. Would rip your shoulders when new. Noticed today it was dying as it was drilling 1-1/8" diam holes with a ship auger in 6 x 6s. Definitely got my monies worth. Question, should I send to a good electric shop (which we have 45min away) and have them rebuild? Seems like it would be worth it. Any thoughts?
Does it have brushes or is it permanent magnet? What you describe sounds like worn brushes. If you have a good rebuild shop I would definitely let them at least take a look at it.
The old saying "they don't build them like they used to" comes to mind here.
 

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Does it have brushes or is it permanent magnet? What you describe sounds like worn brushes. If you have a good rebuild shop I would definitely let them at least take a look at it.
The old saying "they don't build them like they used to" comes to mind here.
Yep, kinda my thinking also
 

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You can find brushes on ebay for 8 - 15 dollars, depending on model. Relatively easy install.
 

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Well, so much for the rebuild, multiple parts needed, none available anymore.
 

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Too bad Hayman. I have one just like it, a very high quality tool.
Planned obsolescence, did not expect that from Milwaukee...
 
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