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How to Change the Brushes in a Cordless Drill Driver

Posted by Katy | Toolstop on 1st Jan 2021

Today we will take you through the exact steps you need to follow in order to change the brushes on your brushed drill. The process is easy when you follow these simple steps! If you want to know how to replace carbon brushes in a drill, or more specifically how to change brushes on makita cordless drill, this is the blog post for you.

Today we will take you through the exact steps you need to follow in order to change the brushes on your brushed drill. The process is easy when you follow these simple steps! If you want to know how to replace carbon brushes in a drill, or more specifically how to change brushes on makita cordless drill, this is the blog post for you.

How to Change the Brushes in a Cordless Drill Driver

How to Replace the Brushes in a Dewalt Drill

While we know that brushless motors are the way forward in terms of powering your tools efficiently, until the day when all power tools run without brushes, we want to help you guys make sure your tools are up and running all day, every day!

To that end, this short, simple Toolstop Guide will show you how to quickly change the brushes in your cordless drill or driver. We’ve got a video on Toolstop TV that you can follow. It will walk you through and explain the simple steps you need to take to change the brushes on your drill.

Time Required: 10 minutes
Tools Required: Screwdriver to open your drill/driver’s motor compartment, small screwdriver to lever the brush from its housing

How to Change the Brushes on a Makita Cordless Drill

Follow these simple steps below to change the brushes on your cordless drill.

Step 1: Remove the Battery & Open the Housing

First things first, take the battery out of your cordless drill/driver. Identify where the brushes are located in your tool. If they’re serviceable, you’ll be able to open the housing up to expose them, ready for replacement.

Step 2: Unclip the Brushes

The brushes will be clipped in place. In our guide, using a Makita TD091D, the brushes were secured with a contact clip and a small spring. Ease off the clip, then use your small screwdriver to ease off the spring.

Step 3: Remove and replace the Brushes

The brushes will now slide out from their housing, ready to be replaced by new brushes, per your tool’s manufacturer’s guidelines. Seat the brushes in their housing, refit the spring then refit the contact clip.

Step 4: Refit the Housing

Reverse step one, refitting the housing for the motor/brushes.

Step 5: Get Back to Work!

You’re now back up and running again, so get back to work!


How to Replace Carbon Brushes in a Drill

Martin Dunn from Makita walks us through the steps above in our Toolstop TV video. Obviously, the processes for replacing the brushes in a Dewalt, Bosch, Metabo, or HiKOKI cordless drill driver will vary slightly, but our guide has demonstrated how easy this is for your to do, keeping your tool up and running for longer. If you want to know the benefits of brushless drills, you can check out our guide.


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