HILTI TE72 - Bad brushes? I don't know. I'm retarded. Will she chooch?

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I got a HILTI TE72 for $20ish at an Amish auction many many many moons ago. Maybe 6 years ago.

I plugged it in and pulled the trigger. Nothing happened. I haven't really thought much of it since.

My question, however, is will brushes make it chooch?

Am I willing to replace the brushes for a couple bucks and see if she'll go? Of course I am. Am I willing to replace the whole commutator/armature/brain box? No... Not really.

Also - be proud of me. This is the cleanest my garage has been in over 4 years of living here. Basement project is actually gonna be a thing and I figured a clean garage with workspace/storage space/all that good shit would be a good idea.

My GSM's shit is sitting in the middle of the floor. He got kicked out by his ex wife.... Again. Lmao.
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Oooooo fancy

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Put a handle on this pig and kiss that gross tile downstairs goodbye. Not to mention anchoring sill plates with this thing will be easy peasy. Thing weighs like 20lbs. Can probably 1 hand hammer drill 1/2" holes just using the weight of the tool :tbow:
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My brush has a nipple. I can only assume that's bad. But the real question is why does NOTHING happen when I squeeze the trigger.... If hope to at least get a groan or a shake or a spark or SOMETHING.

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other brush. Worn and needs to be replaced, but no nipple on this one.

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Sexy.

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Just make sure you don't put them in backwards

 

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might be the trigger switch. easy to by pass and see.

bushes dont look terrible. that nipple should be worn down tho
 
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might be the trigger switch. easy to by pass and see.

bushes dont look terrible. that nipple should be worn down tho
I seem to remember many many many moons ago when I bought this that I hardwired directly past the switch. When I plugged it in, nothing happened.

Actually think I threw away my power cord I used for said test away yesterday. Damnit.
 
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Just make sure you don't put them in backwards

Holy fuck :bowrofl:
 

whatever

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I seem to remember many many many moons ago when I bought this that I hardwired directly past the switch. When I plugged it in, nothing happened.

Actually think I threw away my power cord I used for said test away yesterday. Damnit.
humm.
 

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you got a multi meter handy? lets start checking for where your open circuit is.

if it was shorted it would have tripped something.
 
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When comes the part where @borazhasleftthebuilding calls me a typical debt riddled American living in a throwaway culture cause I wanna just get a refurb Dewalt for $350 instead of buying a commutator for this fucking thing for $60, brushes for $20, and then having it still not work?
bought in unknown condition, i wouldnt risk $80...id risk $20 in parts

you can sell it for $20 easy

but $20 isnt worth most ppls time

smart money would rent one for a couple hrs
 
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bought in unknown condition, i wouldnt risk $80...id risk $20 in parts

you can sell it for $20 easy

but $20 isnt worth most ppls time

smart money would rent one for a couple hrs

If I'm going to forego buying and using a powder :nono: activated ramset, I'm going to need to drill sill plate anchors. Plus demo all the tile. Plus my whole house is block/brick... Not the worst idea to have a Rotary hammer around anyways. Last I checked 4 hours was $80 at home depot. A week was $200ish. For an extra $160 I can have (though lighter duty) for life.
 

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If I'm going to forego buying and using a powder :nono: activated ramset, I'm going to need to drill sill plate anchors. Plus demo all the tile. Plus my whole house is block/brick... Not the worst idea to have a Rotary hammer around anyways. Last I checked 4 hours was $80 at home depot. A week was $200ish. For an extra $160 I can have (though lighter duty) for life.
had to look up the tool

didnt know it is a hammer drill and a mini jack hammer :o

then i membered you cant use .22 fastener
 
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had to look up the tool

didnt know it is a hammer drill and a mini jack hammer :o

then i membered you cant use .22 fastener
Yessir.

Demo drill for short.

Rotary hammer drill with a thumpin piston for drilling concrete.

Straight hammer setting for fuuuckkkkin some tile up with one of these bad bois

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Probably a stupid question, but does the motor turn freely? Could it just be locked up bearings? You'd still hear it try to hum though... Could be a burned up wire in the motor housing. Might explain the new motor brush, someone tried to fix it already.
 

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Yessir.

Demo drill for short.

Rotary hammer drill with a thumpin piston for drilling concrete.

Straight hammer setting for fuuuckkkkin some tile up with one of these bad bois

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does it do both well enough?

lotsa combo items suffer ability to provide practicality/less cost

youre doin light work for both uses, so i would guess so

$80 1/2 in hammer drill has been fine for me, maybe only 10 holes in concrete, ~100 in concrete block....but more than fine in concrete floor
 
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Probably a stupid question, but does the motor turn freely? Could it just be locked up bearings? You'd still hear it try to hum though... Could be a burned up wire in the motor housing. Might explain the new motor brush, someone tried to fix it already.
Gonna put pants on and go find out.


Could be a lot of things.... And after sitting for 6+ years, I'm putting a lot of blind faith in nothing being rust seized.
 
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does it do both well enough?

lotsa combo items suffer ability to provide practicality/less cost

youre doin light work for both uses, so i would guess so

$80 1/2 in hammer drill has been fine for me, maybe only 10 holes in concrete, ~100 in concrete block....but more than fine in concrete floor

Considering used ones of these in working order are still pulling $5-700, yes I'd assume that actual contractors think they do both well enough.

If I get this pig up n runnin I bet it hits HARD
 

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