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hi can anyone here help me, I have a industrial power drill like power head on a machine I think it might drive my machine via a 1/2" or 3/4" drive. I suspect the drill has been submerged in water on a coal mine in queensland. The brand is called "wolf" from london and from what I have found out they no longer exists. can this machine be restored? thanks ash

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broc113559
broc113559

7 years ago

Thanks Guys, As my machine will be hired out I chose to take it to a speciallist that way if someone got zapped I would not be at fault, He didn't sound too re-assuring and had his doubts but it turns out it was only the cord:) also the is quite clean inside. Thanks for your help guys.

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Toga_Dan
Toga_Dan

7 years ago

cleaning the rotor and replacing brushes are the easiest 1st thing. How are the bearings?

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

7 years ago

Just about anything can be restored. The question is... Is it worth being restored? Will the cost and effort be worth the final product?

I suspect in this case it won't be. But you can certainly pull it apart but you may find most of the insides will need to be replaced.

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broc113559
broc113559

Reply 7 years ago

Thanks Mpilchfamily, this particular drill is specialised, drives a gearbox. a replacement costs $1800+ needs an adapter unit. I will pull the unit apart or see an electrician and try to identify the problems. I just wonder if there could be a replacement motor that just slots in.

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mpilchfamily
mpilchfamily

Reply 7 years ago

If it's specialized then i doubt you can find a new motor to drop into it. You may have to rebuild the existing motor.