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  1. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    Gutted is not the word ,
    around 1.05 this afternoon my world fell apart , the best tool I have ever bought died .
    A 18 year ish old Makita Supermak which I have treated like a women , was bobing along nicely , speed 1 , not hot , not having any “stick” somthing went and it stopped with a nasty smell .
    Its never been dropped, abused , lent out , I loved it , with it being a mini breaker I actually thought they could dig my grave with it and bury it with me .
    Guys , devastated is not the word , how would you come to terms with such a loss ??
     
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Simple the only way is up keep moving along but I think a nice stuffing and mounting should do nicely
     
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  3. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    I need time to grieve
     
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  4. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    And to save some money. Expensive bit of kit to replace.
     
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  5. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Should have bought a Hilti anyhow! :)
    Has your Makita brushes on the motor?
    They cost very little and make a terrible smell when worn out and motor stutters, or fails to work.
    Worth a look
     
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  6. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    I bet it can be fixed.
    Pull it to bits.
    Have you checked the brushes?
     
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  7. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    Ha Ha great minds eh? and at the same time too
     
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  8. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Lol! Thank goodness somebody else is as smart as me! ;)
    He says he treated it like a woman, but I bet he didn't buy it brushes. :p
     
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  9. Last Plumber

    Last Plumber Plumber GSR

    No I bet. You should always say it with Brushes!

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    Of course I ve put some bloody brushes in it , I am a Yorkshire man I dont want to have to buy another lol
    My pals had 3 of them in the 18 years since I bought this lol
     
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  11. townfanjon

    townfanjon Trusted Plumber GSR

    All I want is a bit of support and understanding and perhaps a whip-round , and all you lot do is take the [email protected]@
     
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  12. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    think we should have a get together and say some last words while supporting town
     
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  13. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    If the Makita cost say, £500 and it has done 18 years, that works out as approx £28 per year, or about 70 pence per week of a 40 working week, or less than 14 pence per a working day.
    Puts it in perspective.
    It probably paid for itself in the first 2 months.
     
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  14. Ric2013

    Ric2013 Plumber Top Contributor!!

    Get a motor specialist to rewind the motor if it's that important. EDIT i.e. replace the coils in the windings, if that's the problem.
     
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  15. Best

    Best Trusted Plumber

    Hell of a good motor in them Makitas.
    Probably cost too much, if even possible.
    I think the quality machines have multiple windings.
    I think he should bite the bullet and spend money. :p
     
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