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dl7479

This is a brushed motor. Completely normal


no1SomeGuy

Nailed it.


resolutepear

Pretty sure it's a screw.


akkopec

Screw it


Ashtolife

Quit screwing around.


Ice-_-Bear

Hammer in my hand, still pounding on a screw.


fly11058

She don’t listen so he don’t speak no more….


4350Me

Star Wars edition with laser light!😂😂😂


facemasker2020

Screw you


RockstarAgent

* jazz hands *


akhayden

jizz hands?


doffey01

Cause I JIZZED, IN, MY PANTS


Veguillakilla

Have you tried threaded nails ?


PlatinumBeerKeg

Oh cool I use my drill as a hammer too!


bcarrillos

Even if it shoots sparks out the vent? It’s brand new


ObelixSmiterOfRomans

This is common when the brushes are brand new. They will break in and it will probably get a little better. Always avoid using brushed motors in puddles of gas or propane leaks.


olalof

But how will I fasten my puddle of gas to the floor?


demwoodz

Liquid nails


adobecredithours

Top notch pun, you deserve appreciation


demwoodz

Thanks, I’m a dad so it comes naturally


Unbanz

There's another joke inside of this one.


cz3pm

Flex seal


High-Speed-1

You sir should be upvoted into the farthest reaches of the universe.


Southcoaststeve1

carefully! I would use hearing protection and an adult diaper! It’s going to be messy! But after you won’t notice the sparks!


drumsdm

Ratchet straps.


Geek_off_the_street

And propane accessories.


Professor_Rekt

Yes.


TheTree_43

In brushed motors, the contacts that complete the circuit spin with the drill bit. This necessarily causes gaps between high and low potential conductors. This can lead to sparking. Nothing wrong with it. Those sparks are so low energy that there is no chance of either feeling it or starting a fire with them, so even if they make it out of the enclosure there is nothing to worry about! Enjoy your new drill. I have the same one and several other shop and yard tools that use the same battery and they've done me very well!


Admiral_Swagstick

Okay but still don't use a brushed motor near flammable vapors or accelerants... The spark might not go anywhere but it doesn't have to at that point.


No-Will8890

I have been zapped by such sparks coming from a screwdriver


C7StreetRacer

If you don’t like it they make them with brushless motors


bcarrillos

I don’t mind it. I got it for like $17


ISaidIDontCare

You got what you paid for.


JustANewRedditer

More, even.


ISaidIDontCare

Free noise, yay!


Cr0nk_Smash

DO NOT USE AROUND SOLVENTS!


HVACGuy12

Or in a room with a gas leak


DreamyTomato

Never fart while using one


gandzas

Blue Flame! you know people will be trying this now.


stlmick

It may calm down a bit after the brushes seat. It will smell a bit more until that happens. The brushes have a flat surface initially, that contacts a round commutator. When they break in, they will wear down to concave, making a larger area of contact, and slightly reduced sparking. That's assuming it doesn't overheat the probably plastic brush guides and melt them like my rigid shop vac. Replacing worn brushes used to be common with power tools.


technomancing_monkey

100% normal. Avoid using near flammable liquids or gasses.


Spreaderoflies

It'll get better as the brushes wear in. You should see the sparks big 100hp brushed motors make on startup and shutdown.


LesWhite

Thanks for detangling this mystery


demogun153

yep, agree


5chme5

Looked at comments for this answer.


Playful-Awareness-15

Yup, for cheep ones


LostMyMilk

My old Kawasaki does this and eventually starts smoking too. Not sure why I keep it around.


CwazyCanuck

Isn’t that the clutch doing that, since it’s only happening when stopping the drill? Or is that what it being a brushed motor means?


lilmatt119

I’d say so, I see it all the time in my drills.


bcarrillos

Ah okay! It’s brand new out of the box, but I got it at 75% off so I was wondering if that’s why it was so cheap.


lilmatt119

Nah, electric motors do electric things. Should be fine. Generally only happens when you go from full speed to dead stop very quickly.


bcarrillos

Thank you!


d4m1ty

Only need to worry if you see smoke coming out instead of just sparks.


saudage

I have a DeWalt cordless hammer drill I left out in the rain 15 years ago. When I fire it up, it spins a little slow and then shoots out a big puff of smoke and works great again. It refuses to die.


LambSauce-420

As long as the battery isn't in the water while functioning it should be find. Source: put halves of milwaukee drill underwater for years at work


Aidan-Brooks

Happened to me with 2 Milwaukee battery powered angle grinders last week, was grinding some plate steel and just suddenly out of nowhere (both times when I wasn’t actually touching the steel) would stall and then emit a cloud of the magic blue smoke. Both of them I had used for like 5 mins before this occurred, I work at a college though and it was their tools so they’ve been used and abused by tons of people


cookiemonster247

With a ryobi, that’ll be on like the 4th screw


colinkemp123

When the sparks stop you need new brushes


dork_warrior

>Nah, electric motors do electric things. I shouldn't find this as funny as I do but I'm rolling over here


s33n1t

For brushed motors! If a brushless motor is sparking that is not expected behaviour


valleyof-the-shadow

It’s so cheap because the new drills have brushless motors. less parts to break and more torque.


jgraymaine

No, Craftsman is why it's cheap


fotosaur

Crapsman would be a better name, unless B&D did a total revamp in this entire line…I doubt it.


hughdint1

I am old enough to remember when Craftsman was a Sear brand, sold exclusively there, and considered top quality. Everything had a lifetime warranty. My grandfather traded in a 30 year old Craftsman hammer with a broken handle for a brand new one in the 80s, no questions asked.. This is why that name still has some value, but it is dwindling,


FightingRobots2

Everybody is right about the brushes. I picked up the same drill for a beater and it’s been pretty nice. No complaints except it’s a little slow compared to what I’m used to.


Margrave16

Brushed motors are slowly being phased out so that’s probably why it was cheap. Still a good product but brushed motors will eventually quit working by design, like brake pads on a car. We’re talking decades but still, eventually.


[deleted]

It's either a brushed motor, doing brushed motor things. Or the power of zeus raging through you.


[deleted]

Definitely Zeus


StudedRoughrider

Zappin for the Zeussy


[deleted]

If an impact is the zuessy, then is the multi tool the zuessy zueibrator?


observantdude

A quick way to check is if while holding the drill you feel the urge to become any kind of animal , a cloud or a shower of golden coins just to get with a lady, then its definitely the power of Zeus. If not, its probably just a motor thing


symbouleutic

It could be both.


PsiloV2

Google “motor brushes”


Deluge76

Well it seems to run on some sort of electricity...


D35hie

RGB drill.


SPiaia

Can someone pin this


GuiltyKaleidoscope92

I have one of those... I call it "Sparky"


deep_anal

This is why they are not considered "explosion-proof".


brilz13

That’s brushed dc baby, they been doing that since before you were a cum stain on your daddies socks.


Androoh

How was he born if he was a cum stain?


jgraymaine

Yessir. Brushes brushin


Weird-Appointment-53

It’s a feature to remind you that you should have gotten a brushless.


kong_zilla_9009

It’s never too late to become a man. Yes. Completely normal on a brushed drill.


PowpowBrah

First drill? Congrats!


Statistix_MC

Nah shooting someone from the opp block is what's normal for a drill


silverback2112

yep


angry_corn_mage

This gets posted at least once a month


AwkwardGoofyGoober

Its normal and nothing to be worried about. But to be on the safe side, always remember to hold your nuts while you screw.


HotSauce_Enema

It’s for lighting your smoke while on a sight


AcrobaticAd1836

Normal for brushed motot


quasar1332

brushes has probably worn out.. u can change them


Vigothedudepathian

Other than being a craftsman it looks fine.


rmzalbar

The motor has brushes, so yes.


bcarrillos

Thanks!


einam_pasniot

Yeah, and when the sparks become red its time to replace the brushes


cstaley39

For a craftsman...yes, just add smoke


chiefoogabooga

Give it a few weeks. It'll let the factory smoke out.


RoxSteady247

its red but dfoesnt say milwaukee thats odd


BbR-

no, it's broken. to properly dispose of the unit go outside and throw it through your neighbors window.


yeaIcatdad

Change the brushes if it shoots sparks out the vent.


bcarrillos

It’s brand new. And it does shoot sparks out the vent


ChronoHunter

As the brushes wear, they will adapt to the shape of the armature and you will see fewer sparks.


TechCF

No, it is not out the vent. It is inside. And normal for all brushed engines.


bone-in_donuts

Don’t look at that, just drill something.


CltOrUs

Yup


Competitive-Ad6747

Use it til it dies


Flopz_McgeeXB

Yes... it has brushes.


ExperienceBitter4038

Brushed motor arcing.. fun fact: creates ozone when doing this


No-Raisin-6469

My miwaukee does it. Always careful near volitiles


43799634564

The brushes doing brush things.


Kittyvcv

Reminds me of a toy gun i got for Christmas as a kid.


BaldyCarrotTop

I think I had that same toy gun.


tymanoftheuniverse

Yuh


[deleted]

Yes. Welcome to power tools. No worries


Ph0enixfireball

Yes


HickerBilly1411

If it’s not brushless, absolutely


Possible-Ear-

yes


reaper14998

This why brushless motors are becoming more popular. I believe there more efficient, the spark you see is wasted energy. Correct me if I’m wrong.


SOT_II

Yes. It has brushes. If you buy a brushless motor one it does not.


tacosdemaria_

Just a visual display of what a brushed motor does! Haha. Totally normal!


MrDrProfessor-Phd

Video wouldn’t load, but I saw the drill and the question, and immediately knew what OP was going to ask. I feel like I’ve seen this same question pop up multiple times. I had an old electric/plug in drill that would do this, but every battery drill I’ve owned has been brushless, so it’s been a while.


Korgon213

1.21 Gigawatts!!!!!


Maverick1701D

Yes


websterpuddlesmd

Yup. Ship shape.


Roofroot

Yes


grock10

Yes


ZealousidealCandle40

Make a you feel like Thor!!! Enjoy its normal


dgn7six

I think if you avoid sudden stops of the motor and instead gradually slow it down you’ll be able to minimize or altogether eliminate sparking


00fil00

Jesus Christ. Obvious


GardeniaPhoenix

Lol sure


TrayleBlayze369

Whosoever works this drill, if he be worthy, will possess the power of Thor.


RastafaRyStandsAlone

I love the smell of brushless motors.


LordSpazpatty

Yeah, arcing between the spinny bit and the carbon brushes, it's fine.


Wood_Rogue

Without the lightning pixies the motor wouldn't start otherwise.


Zerototheright

Milwaukee (also with brushes) does that and a click :)


chillig8

After burners. Pure HP


gadarboy

Yes, it is


strange_new_worlds

Sparkle motion motors will cause that


meta_monkey101

It’s the carbon brushes in the motor - perfectly normal to see. If you have a brushless motor (induction motor) this won’t happen. But they are more expensive in general. Only thing is brushes are a perishable component so they will wear out over time and use. Depending on the drill they should be replaceable. But you’ll have a good couple years before needing that I’d imagine


mckalebh

It’s fine. As long as once your holding the trigger down and see constant sparks. Then you have a problem. One of my Harbor Freight Electric Cutoff wheels does this. It’s a piece of garbage. But still works. Gets hot. And I can feel some of the sparks through gloves. I’m just waiting for it to actually let out the magical smoke.


IgnoranceIsAVirus

i have same one , yes


RedDuke916

no it's normal. It's sparking more than usual. Check the brushes and clean the commutator.


SillySignificance399

Yes


AdComprehensive314

Its a brushed motor


johnarmer1

Yes


harcosparky

Normal for a brushed motor .... See it all the time in my older, corded tools.


harjeetmatharoo

I can smell the carbon out of my phone.


reimancts

Yes


skidriver

Just don’t use it to light the propane grill.


Tigger3-groton

There is a good article on the construction of cordless tools in the June 2022 issue of “Popular Woodworking” magazine.


tapthelevel

Ya dude it's a brushed motor. The friction of the brushes causes that. Totally normal.


di734on

Normal... But NOT intrinsically safe.


gass_p0cket

High performance model.


warren5391

For a crapsman yes


technomancing_monkey

Brushed Motor, 100% normal


deekki

Its normal


Juicebeetiling

Built in bug zapper


failure_engineer

This guy drills.


klaxz1

💯


Fit-Ad-5193

The shit people come up with on Reddit lmao


Sharkn91

Wait til you find out what happens inside a combustion engine


everythingpurple

Brushed lol


bibbz56

Brushed drill normal!


enisity

Thanks for asking. Had the same question years ago but figured I couldn’t die too badly so just figured it was either going to stop working soon or it was normal. LOL


Timinator01

As long as it’s not brushless should be fine


cajerunner

Yes


Luscypher

Carbos, carbon, carbones, how you wanna call them, it is almost wasted, touching spring agains rotor


Nivekian13

Lol


No-Surprise-6275

Normal for brushed motor and it's a craftsman 🤣


MarkB_CNC

The real reason, on top of it being a brushed motor is that there is a motor brake in those drills that send reverse current to the motor to quickly brake the motor as opposed to letting it wind down. The reverse current on braking is what causes the bigger flash than a non braking brushed motor when the power is cut off.


Zealousideal-Shoe527

absolutely


psbeachbum

Yup. Normal. I used to work in fuel and even though it was expensive I would always buy brushless. I am well aware even brushless is not safe but in the events I needed to use an electric tool anywhere near fuel I at least didn't have a spark throwing machine....plus it was more commonly diesel and if I was near gasoline I'd take extra steps to make it a tad safer


rdogg320

Nice! You got the new craftsmans with the blinker upgrade


hwei8

Yes normal.


bobbeezbox

Yes


davidreaton

yes.


KabooseOutcast

Spray WD-40 in there to keep the sparking down - will smoke a little until you break it in. Completely normal but yeah that is normal with cheaper drills. You just don't see it much because older drills don't have vents like the new ones doo.


Alternative_Bus_2011

I have the exact one and it does the exact same thing


gobbibomb

Yes


Responsible-Media356

Those are called brushes


Away_Carpenter4309

No problem, it's normal to see some sparks on the rotor


Scav-STALKER

I mean, it’s a little flashier than the ones I’ve used. But yeah motors that aren’t brushless do that


kylew1985

Totally normal.


Swimming-Book-1296

yes.


Hunter328

No.


Be_Here_Now_6

Yes.


UncannyHotshot

Yeah. It’s not intrinsically safe though.


King_Trasher

Brush DC motor as opposed to a brushless. It makes contact by "brushing" against the part that spins. It's totally normal for it to spark like that.


[deleted]

100%


stoneyyay

yes. my drills spit mad sparks some times.... ironically the fuego(fire) line logo is a little fireball


FUNSIZE55

Welcome to brushed motors. As the power gets to the motor. The brushes rub against the motor as the motor spins. Sparking as a result of friction.


305Mitch

Yea completely normal. I actually worked on a job that had a serious fire risk and we had to use only brushless tools for that exact reason.


Boring_Oil_3506

Man, and here I thought we were passed brushed motors in our hand tools.


TWON-1776

Try gradually releasing the trigger rather than going to a dead stop, that will either stop it completely or greatly reduce it.


nativethunder93

Yeah


OMHwoodworking

It’s fine, now go screw something up