About Drill Parts & Driver Parts
No matter what kind of tool you are working with, we have the replacement parts you need to make it whole when it wears out on you. It's no different with power drill parts, as well as impact driver and rotary hammer parts. Save on the best brands here at PlumbersStock.
Common Problems with Impact Drivers
- Worn Down Cords: Like all power tools, worn down cords are a major problem that will make your impact driver not work. Thus, if your tool is not starting or is intermittently turning on and shutting off, it’s important that you check the power cord for wear and tear. If there is any, try replacing it to see if that fixes the issue. Otherwise, move on to the next step.
- Broken Anvil: Anvils—though normally heavy duty—can wear down after a time. Unfortunately, this is an important impact driver part and, thus, must be replaced if it’s broken. To tell if your anvil is going bad, look at the hammer and tip of your driver for the tell-tale signs of wear and tear, including cracking and rust.
- Burnt Out Motor: If smoke is emitted from the drill, chances are your motor is burnt out. Check the copper vanes at the top of the armature to make absolute sure that it is completely burnt out; if this is the case, you may simply want to get a new one, as cost of repair will supersede the cost of a new drill.
Troubleshooting Your Electric Drill
Before you buy replacement drill parts, just like with any tool, you have to figure out precisely what’s wrong with it. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to do that:
- Plug the Drill in a Different Outlet: Obviously, electric drill parts don’t work if no electricity is flowing, and a common problem that users run into is an interruption in electricity flow on a singular outlet. This, obviously, is easily fixed by switching the outlet that the drill is plugged into. If this doesn’t work, it’s time to.
- Check the Drill’s Cord: If the cord is torn, worn, or has exposed wiring, the drill won’t work. Either replace the drill itself, or replace the cord (more on that later).
- Check the Chuck: Are you simply having trouble drilling straight? If so, the chuck may be askew or broken. Tighten the chuck with the drill bit aligned and try using the drill; if this doesn’t work, the alignment might be off or you might need a new discount electric drill part, because the chuck may be going bad.
- Try a Flex Test: Grab the cord a few inches from the plug and “flex” the cord back and forth. If the drill goes in and out, something is wrong with the plug itself; replace it and try again. If nothing happens, try flexing the cord near the drill itself. This time, if the drill works and stops working then the cord may be defective inside the drill itself and you may have to replace the entire cord. Get into the housing, examine the cord, and remove/replace as needed.
How to Replace a Broken Anvil
Broken anvils, of course, are the most common repairs one will need to make on impact driver parts; thus it’s important to know how to replace it. Follow these instructions on repairing a broken anvil:
- Take apart the Casing: There should be screws along the border of the driver. Loosen them, then set the top part of the casing aside. Make sure to remove the battery as well.
- Disconnect the wiring near the top of the driver: The red and black wiring is easy to disconnect. Just lift it away from the casing and pull apart carefully.
- Remove the head: The head should also come apart quite easily. This is where the anvil is located, so you can focus exclusively on this now.
- Expose the Anvil and Remove it
- Replace the Anvil and the Anvil washer
- Reattach anvil to anvil casing/head
- Put the Driver back together: Don’t forget to plug the wires back in.
- Reattach the top Casing
- Test: If drill does not start, make sure your wires are connected correctly.
Replacement Cordless Drill Parts
We offer quite a few products to help you repair your drill, including spacers, selectors, washers, screws, gaskets, gear assemblies, adapters, handles, and more, we can’t possibly cover all the parts here. Here are a few commonly replaced parts.
- Chucks: Used to hold the drill bits to the end of your drill, chucks are an important cordless drill part that can break quite easily. But, with our industry leading drill chucks, you won’t ever have to worry about them again!
- Chuck Keys: Perfect for tightening drill bits, our chuck keys come in a wide variety of models, prices, and qualities. In other words, if you are looking for it, we probably have it!
- Batteries: Unfortunately, cordless batteries are going to go bad sooner or later (and, unless you follow the correct procedure for extending the lifeline of these rechargeable batteries, it’s going to be sooner rather than later). This is precisely why we offer some of the best cordless drill rechargeable batteries you can find.
Common Issues Encountered with Drill Press Parts
Here are just a few things that oftentimes happen with a drill press and what you can do to fix them; call us for more information:
- Intermittent Shutting Down: If your drill press continually shuts down during operation, then you may have a short somewhere in the circuitry. Check and see if your drill has been exposed to water or leakage; if there is nothing, you may also want to check the power cord itself. Power cords often become damaged overtime, and this damage can cause intermittent shut downs; replace if there are tears or exposed wiring and call your repair man if this does not work.
- Excessive Vibrating: Oftentimes, older drills will experience a major shudder that runs through the entire tool when it is running. There are many reasons this could be happening, including pulley misalignment, bent motor shafts, worn bearings, bad motor mounts, or failing armatures. To determine what the problem is, listen to different parts of the machine while it is running to determine where it’s coming from, look at the belts and tighten them/replace them if they look loose or worn, and watch/listen to the motor to see if it is knocking or running loud.
- Bit Misalignment: If your drill press parts are feeling misaligned, the bit and/or chuck are likely the issue. Try tightening the chuck to fix this; however, if your precision is still off, it may be time to replace both the chuck and bit.
Replacing Your Rotary Hammer Parts
Before you buy new parts, you want to properly diagnose your issues. Here are just a few things to keep in mind when repairing your rotary hammer:
- Check your Power Cord: If your rotary hammer has an electrical cord (i.e. is not rechargeable/battery powered) and it isn’t working, make sure to check the power cord. Rotary hammers oftentimes do not work if the power cord is fraying or broken; replace if you notice any wear or tear.
- Consult your Local Repairman: Gear cases, motors, and rotaries are extremely difficult to replace if you do not have experience. Allow the professionals to do so before attempting yourself.
- Inspect your Chuck: If, no matter how hard you try, your rotary hammer is not as precise as it needs to be (or else it wobbles during use) make sure to check the chuck before replacing completely. Chucks, after heavy use, can begin to crack and become misaligned—even if you are careful with it. Replace the chuck upon noticing any malfunctions.
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