How To Repair Power Tools With Your Own Hands
Technology has made things easier and easier. Look at how hard it is to use big equipment back in the day. Nowadays, though, tools that use electric power has become popular because of how efficiently they deliver than older ones. I am happy when more workers hold up their power tools. They work more professionally and faster.
Power tools work is like an assistant anywhere. You can repair any gadget with power tools. Nonetheless, power tools may sometimes need repairs themselves. Now how can you repair the repairer? If you don’t know how to repair a power tool at home with your hands, you might feel you are in a rut. In this article, you would be lucky if you read to the end because we will discuss all the components of a power tool and how you can repair each component by hand on your own. Follow this guide and no one will ever think you are not a professional engineer.
So let’s talk about the features one after the other. The problem and what you must do to fix it. Are you ready? Let’s get to it. I’ll be quick to the point.
On & Off Button
Problem: This is the first part we will look into. This can be the most important feature of your power tool. As you work, the power button on your power tool might very often fail. This is a common problem, so don’t fret. It is easy to fix.
Almost all power tools come with a clickable power button that allows you to start or stop the equipment at the right time. Many people complain that it is this button that fails most during operation. No need to worry too much. The problem is that most of the manufacturers use substandard buttons while designing the tools. They purposely do that so that you would get frustrated and buy a new one. However, you can redeem yourself from their trap by buying specialized buttons from a store. Make sure to order the right size, though. If this is a big deal, you can contact us for professional help.
If you want us to help you, we will get the best switch for your power tool so that you can continue your operation. Still, you can do it yourself.
First, check if the button is damaged from the outside. If it is, you may use any suitable material to replace it. You can cut a piece of plastic or metal to the size of the button. You can cut it with pliers or a cutter or some simple tools. Then you install it directly. How can you install? Push and click it in.
However, in most cases, button problems are from the inside. It may be that the button is sticky or maybe a broken contact with the wires. It is not difficult to check what causes the problem. All you need is a tester, or if you have a multimeter, it would be the best option in this case. Okay, let’s see how you can test.
To test your power tool switch, you will have to open up the tool so that you can have access to the power button from inside. After you have opened it up, you will use a tester to check whether the wires that enter and leave the power compartment are working correctly. If you are sure that everything is okay with the contact wires, you have to search for a problem in another node. The thing is, the power button is the most complained about the feature, but it is not the only cause of the problem. In most cases, when you do some other repairs on this machine itself, the button will work as fine and new.
The Motor Device
Every power tool works solely by the efficiency of an electric motor. The motor controls every other feature. So it is safe to say that after the power buttons, the electric motor is the essential component of the power tool.
When the electric motor stops working or fails, the fastest conclusion is tool breakdown. Be that as it may, you can still always do some repairs on this and get the engine back to work. The problem may be from the combustion engine in the power tool. Sometimes, a rotating mechanism may be stuck in the engine. Anything can happen, so before you throw out your new power tool in the landfill, you must test and find out what the problem is.
First off, you have to check your machine for jamming. You know how a machine feels when it jams, right? Okay, with simple hand movements, you can detect this problem. So you have first to take the power tool for the working shaft and scroll through. See how easily it rotates. If it is jamming, the rotation will be jerky. If it is not jamming, though it must be that either the engine itself or the gearbox, which connects the machine to the body is faulty.
If after the test, it is not jamming; you have to open your power tool. After taking out all bolts and nuts, put the machine apart. Inside the tool, you should be seeing the different parts. Most likely you would find the faults easily. Most times, a foreign body inside the equipment might be the cause of all the trouble. I have found a stone in my power tool once. That is what caused the jamming. It is easy to see these things even with the naked eye.
Now, to fully detect the fault, disconnect the gearbox from the engine. Then try to rotate the machine again. With the gearbox out, if the engine does not rotate, you know the problem is in the engine. So you have to check the engine itself.
You would need a multimeter for this when you cannot find anything that seems to cause the jam with your own eyes.
The multimeter serves for checking the machine for the continuity of the motor windings. You have to make sure that the multimeter is in the appropriate resistance measurement mode.
If the windings of the motor are damaged, it means that you need to try to touch on this part of the machine. Hey, don’t be afraid. It is a little bit difficult to do especially if you don’t understand. Here is where our expertise comes into play. If the parts are badly damaged, you might need a replacement for the windings. Contact us for any professional assistance.
Breakdown of Gearbox
The gearbox is another very important component of any power tool. It is the job of the gearbox to transfer torque from the motor shaft to the engine. In the case of a power tool, the rotation comes out at several different speeds. The speed depends on the required effort and power to complete a task. The gearbox usually doesn’t have any issues. The most frequent case I have found is when a foreign body falls into the gearbox. After that is removed, it works perfectly.
Sometimes other components of the power tool may have faults so severe that the gearbox can become useless no matter how good it is. So make sure to consider all the parts of the power tool before concluding.
Failing Power Cord
Another common problem in a power tool its power cord. The power cord can easily break off, short circuit, or even get bridged. Whatever the problem is, you can easily detect it if it’s in the power cord. most problems on the power cord are visible. However, if it isn’t visible, you might have to disassemble the power tool. You must check for bends, or breakage in the cable. You must replace the power cord. If you need a more detailed explanation, CHECK HERE
You must use a tester to check if the problem is with the cord. Apply one end of the tester to the wire and the other end to the power tool. If the resistance is infinite, then everything is fine, and there is no short circuit.
Nevertheless, if you fall short, you must carefully examine the cable. In some cases, the problem may not eve be with the wire, but the motor itself. You must carefully study this complex mechanism to get it.
Now that you know how to repair a power tool, you would not spend time worrying. You have seen how easy it is to repair with your hands. However, you must focus entirely on the instructions in this article. Only then will you be able to do high-quality repair and diagnostics of all the parts of your power tool.
Of course, not every person knows how or loves to work on different electrical tools. If you are this kind of person, you must call us as immediately as you observe any changes in the operation of your power tool. We will help you install, repair, and optimize your tools.