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Sten
Dewalt
Sten

Hi Guys,
A couple years ago I bought a Dewalt 14.4 volt Cordless XRP and the thing was the balls. Well the chuck got jammed open and I ended up buying the newer version 14.4 volt XRP and it doesn't seem to have as much torc. Has anyone else found the same thing and does anyone know where I could get the old one fixed.

Thanks

canuk
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canuk

Check the yellow pages ( under tool repair ) or Dewalt's website for a service depot near you.
I believe your drill should have a 3 yr wty.

Sten
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Sten

Ah the yellow pages, now why didn't I think of that, brain cramp.

jkirk
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jkirk

yup dewalt has the highest number of repair centers in north america.. funny how their tools are the most common to break down too....

anyhow as for the torque issue. as a regular purchaser of cordless drills ive noticed this as well with all the tool companys. since milwaukee and makita brought out impact drivers all the companys started putting them out. i believe they have lowered the torque on the regular drill drivers so to boost sales of impact drivers. my old makita from 2003 had 900 lbs of torque where my ridgid hammer drill only delivers about 650, my bosch impact can dish out 1200lbs of torque

Tom
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Tom

I can almost assure you that it will cost you more to fix your drill then simply throw the old one away and then replace it with a new one. Two batteries cost almost as much as buying a new drill on sale with two new batteries. It hurts me every time I throw a drill away because the batteries will no longer hold a charge but I grit my teeth and do it.

jkirk
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jkirk

i hear ya on that one. in seven years ive bought 3 drill drivers, 1 hammer drill/driver and 2 impact drivers

keith3267
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keith3267

The chucks just screw on and replacement chucks aren't that expensive.

Sten
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Sten

Thanks for all the info, it's greatly appreciated ;)

GeraldBell
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GeraldBell

If the batteries are in good shape, you should try ebay for the drill itself. You can find good deals often.

jkirk
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jkirk

over that length of time the batterys are more than likely to go stale. i buy a new drill almost every year. last year i bought a new 18v nicad impact driver on clearance, it hasnt seen too much work but it definitely gets used and the batterys are getting bad already. im pretty sure its partly due to how the kit was sitting in a warehouse for a couple years before i picked it up, nicads do go bad on their own unlike lithium ion technology

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