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How Do You Fix A Overheated Drill?

Author: E. Silva (aka Mr. Awesome - The Niche Specialty Expert)

How Do You Fix A Overheated Drill?

There are some common problems an electric – drill can run into ( even the best of them can, he he he he heh, and no electric – drill is 100 % perfect, of course ) from time to time. And here and now, I want us to take a look. Please keep reading, eyes on this page ….

Now, then, my first point —- over – heating is one of the biggest problems these tools can most often run into. And that is the one we are going to take a look at and show you how you can start trouble – shooting. Sound good? Well, then, on this sort of problem, what you will want to keep in mind is the fact that, first of all, if your drill just so happens to get hotter than it ought to be getting ( and thus over – heats on itself, which can be very common with any electric – drill ) , then the first thing that can get damaged ( whether little or much, depending on the extent ) is the motor itself. This is a big “no bueno” as you probably know because without the motor, you can’t run the dang thing in the first place. So yes, Houston, we do have a problem ( copy? ) …..

Now, with all that being said ( and getting more serious now, he heh ) , one thing that you can do to trouble – shoot this is to just touch the drill with the back ( not the palm ) of your hand. Any part of the drill should do. Just feel it with the back of your hand for a few seconds ( since the palms are proven to be more sensitive, and they instantly burn or feel heat faster and you could hurt yourself, or your palms, if you touch something too hot ) , and you will usually instantly be able to tell that the electric – drill is too dang hot. It has over – heated. In this case, un – plug it, give it a few minutes to cool off on its own ( say, 15 – 25, for good measure ) and then try again …. but this time, connect it and use it in a very well – ventilated area. Having some AC or cooling kicking off in the background will certainly help. Try not to use the electric – drill, in other words, in a very hot room or area. Makes sense what I’m saying here, right? Good ….

You will also need to keep in mind that some electric – drills do have a temp ( or temperature, in other words ) gauge that you can see. If you notice the temperature rising past the ‘safe point’ ( or red level, on the gauge ) , then you need to stop and take a break. This will give it sufficient time to cool down.