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I've been using my Chicago brand rotary tool for a project requiring sanding. After a while there started to be a grinding noise from the motor. Like something gritty was in the motor. I assumed it was a build up of saw dust in the casing around the motor so I would blow the dust out and the noise would stop. I thought the problem was solved. Eventually it got to a point where blowing the vents out didn't help. I was worried I'd burn out the motor if I didn't fix it. I unplugged it (safety first!) and opened the casing. As I suspected there was some build up inside the tool. I proceeded to blow it out as well as I could. Once back together I turned it on. The grinding noise is gone but the motor's general sound it makes has changed. It's higher pitched then before. Not really a whine but definitely different then it was before. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Nothing was moved when I had it opened. The best help I could find online said that it may need oiled, but it sounded normal before I opened it (besides the grinding noise). Does anyone know what it might be?
So for those of you who dont already know the Milwaukee tools that we buy in the USA are different then most of the rest of the world. When i say different i personally think ours are lacking in features. For example our fuel cases are red in the USA. Elsewhere they are black and much different. Our hand tools are red and theirs are red and black. This thread is about the Fuel circular saws. Below are pictures of our saws vs theirs, they have the ability to connect a hose and from the videos i have seen have almost zero dust (great for cutting indoors or just not having to clean up). There is Very Little info on any of this online, basically Zero info (this will be the first thread online with comparison pictures & info out there). I will be converting my new Milwaukee Fuel M18 circular saw (2730-20) into a CCS55 (this is what they call theirs). After a TON of searching, emails, phone calls, & becoming friends with a friends friend who lives in the UK who visits me each year... I have found a repair facility who will be sending me all the parts i need. I found out its more than just popping the other side on mine. It looks like it is going to cost be about $40 to do everything (not bad for the ability to use the saw normally or have the ability for dust collection). I know this is not for everyone, but for those of you interested, I hope this helps. Here is a side by side of the 2 saws (I will be converting mine from the one on left to right): Here is a side by side of the 2 kits (United States vs everyone else): This is the main difference a lot of people have been talking about, the better cases they have: Here are a few pics of their cases (refereed to as Dyna cases): ------------- Below are some of the pages I was told are ok to share from the scanned document: I will update this thread as i get more info and all the info & parts needed...