Bingobelle Posted March 18, 2011 Report Share Posted March 18, 2011 Recently I repaired two of my friends makita tools. 1 cutoff tool and one circular saw. On both machine the brushholders had melted beyond identification. Now a bhp451 stopped working in 3:d gear. I ripped the tool apart and just as i suspected the plastic gear shifter ring had the teeth ripped of. Ok, no problem I thought, just to buy a new shitty plastic ring.I called the workshop and was told that no spareparts can be bought on a makita gearbox. You have to buy a whole new gearbox for 798 swedish crown + 25% vat. That is about 122 american dollars exluded the vat. He told me that this was a common problem on the makita drills. On the Hitachi it is also a lot of plastic shit inside he told me but at least you are able to buy individual parts on the Hitachi and are not forced to buy a whole gearbox. I told him to start to sell Dewalt instead, no problem with plastic shit inside and also if something goes wrong you can buy individual parts. In 2 years my carpenters friend have blown about 10 makita battery, 5 drills with gearbox problem, circular saw, cutoff tool and probelry more I do not know. So, is makita worthless junk? IÂ´m starting to think so. I forgott one thing, he has 2 bhp451 drill. The other 451 got the axle that the chuck is bolted on stripped off when screwing up a door frame. The chuck landed on the flor. All that was left was a broken axle from the gearbox. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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