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Discussion for the Skil 2236 (F012223600) Cordless Drill
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Question: Battery 3.6 Volt
What good is a perfectly good drill without usable batteries? Help!
Reply: Battery 3.6 Volt
It is unfortunate when a manufacture no longer supplies an item for a perfectly good tool. You may try taking your batteries to one of the many battery rebuilding companies. You should be able to locate one in your area.
Question: Skil 2236 Cordless Drill
I have several cordless drills - but I like my old Skil 2236 7.2V which uses 2 batteries AND it has a proper all-steel chuck with a KEY!* However, it recently stopped functioning which must be due to some component failure -* possibly the forward/reverse switch?* I did find an exploded diagram:
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It looks like this switch might be part of the motor assembly?* Which is priced at $45.25!* Maybe it might be possible to isolate this switch and run it permanently in forward mode?*
I have never seen a model 2236 listed on EBay or I would buy it for parts.* My only other idea is to convert my new Skil EVO 10.8 Lithium by removing the nasty hex key chuck and fitting the "proper" chuck from the 2236 ??
Reply: Skil 2236 Cordless Drill
Hello JimJames552. I think you're right, you have to order the motor to get the switch for that drill. We also have that Skil 2610991892 switch available but for a little cheaper ($37) but I don't know if that makes the decision easier.
You might be able to switch chucks between the two drills if you prefer they keyed chuck. I'm not sure what size the spindles are, probably not the common 1/2"X20, and unless someone here knows the dimensions, the only way to know is to remove the chucks to check the size.
Reply: Skil 2236 Cordless Drill
Mike, Thanks for your reply and particularly the link to "How to Remove a Chuck"
Do you have any comment on the feasibility of isolating the forward/reverse switch? A lot cheaper than paying $37-$45! Quite honestly, I never use the reverse facility!
BTW ... I don't have anything against Non-Keyed chucks but I have a passionate dislike of these new Hex-Head chucks which allow the drill bit to float very considerably.
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