Turning Archive 2006

Milwaukee/Sioux and failing bearings

Russ Fairfield
>I must be doing something wrong. I am missing out on all of the fun of having to tear a drill apart. I have a Sioux angle drill that is going on 15 years and a Milwaukee that I bought 7 years ago as insurance after learning that the old Sioux was way past living on borrowed time. I had the chuck fall apart on the Milwaukee, but I have never had a bearing failure on either of them.

Am I doing something wrong?? I have never been able to understand why some folks replace their bearings every couple years, and I don't. Maybe I don't sand as much wood? Maybe they aren't making them as good as they used to? Maybe the bearings are shot and I don't know the difference.

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