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Old 08-21-2005, 03:38 AM   #1
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I don't use my cordless drill a lot but I just noticed that it is sparking while in use. Is this normal or is this a defect?
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:39 AM   #2
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Unless it says "sparking" as a feature on the box, it's obviously defective, genius.
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:40 AM   #3
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take it back to wal-mart
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:40 AM   #4
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I don't use my cordless drill a lot but I just noticed that it is sparking while in use. Is this normal or is this a defect?
Sparking inside of the drill? Or is it comming out of the drill and is like able to touch you? Because all open drills will kinda spark in the motor area though it should only happen when you starting and stopping it.
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:41 AM   #5
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It's sparking when in use and it's happening inside the drill. It only sparks when I stop it. Is this normal?
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:41 AM   #6
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Default My cordless drill is sparking

if it is in the case, itis normal unless excessive. If sparks travel any distance, it is bad. Generally, there are sparks visible between the comutator and brushes.

Feel free to go get a drill and try it out in a totaly dark room. You will see the light.
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:42 AM   #7
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I don't use my cordless drill a lot but I just noticed that it is sparking while in use. Is this normal or is this a defect?
Sparking inside of the drill? Or is it comming out of the drill and is like able to touch you? Because all open drills will kinda spark in the motor area though it should only happen when you starting and stopping it.

Listen to this guy. It's normal for a cordless to spark some.
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:48 AM   #8
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Are you guys sure?
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:49 AM   #9
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Are you guys sure?
No. i just make sh!t up for fun. You want me to take a picture of all my drills? I am sure every one sparks, and I probably have 10 easy.
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:49 AM   #10
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would you take your computer back if it was sparking? Same priciple
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:49 AM   #11
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Yeah all 16 of our drills spark on the inside.
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:51 AM   #12
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would you take your computer back if it was sparking? Same priciple
Sure it would be nice if you could reassure me like that LOL. I mean you don't have to but if your drill is near by and you have time I would not mind.

Sorry, I'm referring to Evadman's post.
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The only moving parts in a compter are where you can not see any sparks if they occour. In additon, they are much more light duty, made to more exacting tolerances and not made to produce 300 inch pounds of torque or pull the amperage that a drill does.

The second that a pit of metal shaving gets into the motor between the comutator and brushes, and nicks the brushes or comutator, you will get sparks at that amperage draw.

If you have no idea what you are talking about, please don't post random crap just because you 'think it should be so'.
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:53 AM   #14
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Default My cordless drill is sparking

umm all drills spark on the inside. at least all the ones I've used. my drill has been 15 years old and still works fine.
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Sure it would be nice if you could reassure me like that LOL. I mean you don't have to but if your drill is near by and you have time I would not mind.
I can do it tommorow, but I generally do not have a drill next to my computer at 3:00 am

see warning here. they know motors spark

They do make non-sparking motors for use in explosive atmospheres btw.
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Old 08-21-2005, 03:55 AM   #16
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If it has an electric brake it's normal to see more sparks between the commutator pads and brushes when you let go of the trigger at full speed. The sparks may even leave the case. If it's sparking noticeably when running that's excessive.

Oh and I had to read the title a few times as I though it read "My cordless drill is spanking"
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Old 08-21-2005, 04:05 AM   #17
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Ok thanks. That was the first time I had used my drill and looked into that thing, I guess. I have rarely used the drill but I thought for a second oh crap, what the hell are those sparks???
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Old 08-21-2005, 04:15 AM   #18
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I've used several drills corded and cordless, of all makes including makita, dewalt, black and decker. I have yet to see a drill that dosen't spark inside.
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Old 08-21-2005, 04:18 AM   #19
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A spark is an arc that makes light in the dark.
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Old 08-21-2005, 04:26 AM   #20
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They all spark. In fact, I use the spark feature to simulate a lightning arc with my weather lightning sensor.
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