How to Troubleshoot a Milwaukee Drill

The Milwaukee brand is known for building power tools and other construction equipment.
One such thing that they build is drills. Drills are commonly used to put holes into wood and pieces of metal. If your Milwaukee drill starts acting strange, you need to find out the problem before it hurts someone. Note these troubleshooting steps to ascertain the problem with your Milwaukee drill.

Step 1

Ensure that the drill is clean before use. Pieces of wood or metal from a previous job can clog the drill bit area, causing it to malfunction. Ensure every air vent is clean.

Step 2

Check the power cord and ensure that it is firmly plugged into the system. If it is not, push it in all the way because the drill will not work with a loose plug.

Step 3

Tighten the hex bolts at the bottom of the base with an adjustable wrench if the base is loose. A loose base is a hazard because the drill could slip while drilling through material.

Step 4

Open and close the drill chuck a few times to ensure no debris is caught inside.

Step 5

Verify the drill bits being used are not bent or chipped, as the drill will not work properly with a bent or chipped bit.

Things You Will Need

  • Adjustable wrench

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Steven Diggs, Jr. has been writing professionally since 2008. His work can be seen published all over the Web, including on the Appalachian Independent website. He holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in English and history from Frostburg State University.