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Author Topic: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks  (Read 6160 times)

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Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« on: August 01, 2005, 03:11:08 pm »
I recently got a DeWalt 14.4 cordless drill for a gift.  This is my first cordless drill, so I'm not sure if this is normal or not.  Anyway, here's what it's doing: when I press or release the power switch a small but bright spark can be seen through the vent holes in the side of the body.  The spark isn't constant; it only does it once when power is applied and once again when power is cut.  Is it supposed to be doing this?  If not, I guess I can try to exchange it even though I don't have a receipt.

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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2005, 03:30:15 pm »
My non-cordless drills do that.  I never worried about it.  My guess is you're fine.
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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2005, 03:32:17 pm »
Yep, that's normal.  My 19.2V craftsman does it and so does my friend's. :)

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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2005, 03:44:03 pm »
cool, thx guys
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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #4 on: August 01, 2005, 08:17:56 pm »
I've got the 18volt Dewalt cordless and yes, this sparking phenomenon is regular.

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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2005, 08:36:01 pm »
me too
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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2005, 11:04:38 am »
The spark is normal as long as it doesn't smell.  Used to run a DeWalt Factory Service Center. 
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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2005, 02:16:57 pm »
I've got em too...... nothing to worry about.........

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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2005, 04:38:24 pm »
It's normal for cheaply made tools (Skill, B&D, Craftsman, Dewalt.)

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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #9 on: August 03, 2005, 05:22:44 pm »
but if you start to smell ozone, you have a problem
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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #10 on: August 03, 2005, 08:58:15 pm »
especially if its' because you are actually sniffing the motor like my chem teacher wanted us to do back in high school...

than YOU do have problems

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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #11 on: August 03, 2005, 09:26:43 pm »
why, can you get high off ozone? Will being in a small, closed in room with my EM pinball make me get goofy?
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Re: Is this normal? - DeWalt cordless drill sparks
« Reply #12 on: August 03, 2005, 11:16:29 pm »
No, but you'd look awfully strange smelling your drill wouln't you?

  
 

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