Power Tools: How to Fight Power Loss Or Decreased Performance

A loss of power or reduction in the entire output from our power tools can typically be characterized by a painful link between the energy source of the tool (i.e. the power cord or battery) and the engine of the tool. However, it is only where this glitch occurs across the electric highway that our exploration starts. We will keep following the flow of power from the power source of the instrument to the motor of the tool to find our weak connection and check our essential parts across the way.

If your carbon brushes no still make maximum or efficient contact with the commutator bars of the armature, this will result in poorer efficiency and may also lead to problematic start-ups. Next, there are some “break-up” explanations for your brushes and commutator: heavy wear, chipping, or not-so-springy springs can keep the carbon block from touching the transformer of the brush’s body. Moreover, Heat damage that looks like melting, burning, or some other sort of discoloration can stop the brushes from performing to their fullest potential. This, of consequence, reduces the instrument’s overall efficiency. When struggling from any of the above, brushes should be immediately replaced to prevent more harm to the other parts of the tool. It is in the existence of destruction, especially heat damage, to disperse inside your power tool to nearby parts, so if your brushes are seriously affected, I recommend you check the armature urgently for indications of similar wear. If, however, in brush territory, everything looks fine, you might test your switch.

Definitely ensure you don’t even have any cuts or splits, originating with the power cord; this will stop current from flowing fully through the tool and the motor of the tool. If all looks fine with your power cord, testing your brushes should be our next move. Check these power tool reviews for more information.