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Duh????!!!!!!!!!
« on: September 12, 2019, 01:28:08 PM »
Just cost meself the best part orf £30. Took the Minicraft drill of its hook, switched on - nowt, no spiining, no sound "oh  :censored:"  Next day phoned Squires ordered a replacement, more  :censored:, MB160 not in stock - discontinued? so ordered an MB150 and a chuck - don't like collets.

Package arrived today, thought I'd have a look inside the old drill,applied volts from train controller direct to motor it spun up  :censored: found eventually that the lead from the drill had pulled out of the socket on the transformer.  :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored: :censored:
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Re: Duh????!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #1 on: September 12, 2019, 01:43:07 PM »
Re-assemble. Return new drill. Minimal cost incurred.

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Re: Duh????!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2019, 05:24:26 PM »
I feel your pain nearly did the same a few years back with a minidrill as well
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Re: Duh????!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2019, 05:42:16 PM »
No harm in having two minidrills, I usually have a couple on the go with different drills or burrs fitted  :D
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Re: Duh????!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2019, 05:50:37 PM »
I had this some time ago with a minidrill; it necessitated sawing the drill plastic body in half with a junior hacksaw to enable a broken lead on the motor side of the on/off switch to be re-soldered.

But it worked, and the drill still does regular use.


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Re: Duh????!!!!!!!!!
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2019, 06:58:07 PM »
When browsing for Minicraft, I found a lot of stockists listing as unavailable, Squires had only just received new stock. The MB150 dril I got in the post this morning is not the same spec as in their catalogue, the catalogue says collets, actual is a keyless chuck, connector to transformer/power unit is changed. The Minicraft logo/name is the same as before but address is now W. Hobby , Wholesale.

Googling Minicraft tools mostly draws a blank except for a game Minicraft and some stockists that list as unavailable.

W Hobby carry other power tools including Proxon, Dremel, Unimat and Draper; the Box says "Made in UK" so why can't I find a Google entry for whoever makes them?
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« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2019, 07:15:52 PM »
must admit  :-[ to having two minidrills that I bought when Woolworths went bust.

IIRC about a tenner each in their closing down sale, and much better performers than the Dremel cordless that cost me a lot more than the two of them.
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