How to Diagnose a Bad Power Cord or Switch
This article outlines the basics of power tool and appliance electrical diagnosis. You can use a multimeter to test tool and appliance cords and switches, the two parts usually responsible for electri...
How to Remove a Stuck Drill Chuck
Broken gearboxes and sticky chuck screws can make removing a drill chuck difficult. This article explains the tricks you need to overcome these common repair setbacks.
I worked this drill way too hard on way too long an extension cord. Opening and cleaning the armature and commutator? haven't stopped the smokin from happening. I thought I might be able to find a used replacement on ebay or amazon but there isn't one to be found anywhere. That includes new. Why is Porter Cable no longer making these great drills?
So I guess my question is what parts am I likely to need to rebuild this drill?