By - bcarrillos
This is a brushed motor. Completely normal
Pretty sure it's a screw.
Quit screwing around.
Hammer in my hand, still pounding on a screw.
She don’t listen so he don’t speak no more….
Star Wars edition with laser light!😂😂😂
* jazz hands *
Cause I JIZZED, IN, MY PANTS
Have you tried threaded nails ?
Oh cool I use my drill as a hammer too!
Even if it shoots sparks out the vent? It’s brand new
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.
But how will I fasten my puddle of gas to the floor?
Top notch pun, you deserve appreciation
Thanks, I’m a dad so it comes naturally
There's another joke inside of this one.
You sir should be upvoted into the farthest reaches of the universe.
carefully! I would use hearing protection and an adult diaper! It’s going to be messy! But after you won’t notice the sparks!
And propane accessories.
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!
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.
I have been zapped by such sparks coming from a screwdriver
If you don’t like it they make them with brushless motors
I don’t mind it. I got it for like $17
You got what you paid for.
Free noise, yay!
DO NOT USE AROUND SOLVENTS!
Or in a room with a gas leak
Never fart while using one
you know people will be trying this now.
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.
Avoid using near flammable liquids or gasses.
It'll get better as the brushes wear in. You should see the sparks big 100hp brushed motors make on startup and shutdown.
Thanks for detangling this mystery
Looked at comments for this answer.
Yup, for cheep ones
My old Kawasaki does this and eventually starts smoking too. Not sure why I keep it around.
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?
I’d say so, I see it all the time in my drills.
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.
Nah, electric motors do electric things. Should be fine. Generally only happens when you go from full speed to dead stop very quickly.
Only need to worry if you see smoke coming out instead of just sparks.
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.
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
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
With a ryobi, that’ll be on like the 4th screw
When the sparks stop you need new brushes
>Nah, electric motors do electric things.
I shouldn't find this as funny as I do but I'm rolling over here
For brushed motors! If a brushless motor is sparking that is not expected behaviour
It’s so cheap because the new drills have brushless motors. less parts to break and more torque.
No, Craftsman is why it's cheap
Crapsman would be a better name, unless B&D did a total revamp in this entire line…I doubt it.
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,
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.
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.
It's either a brushed motor, doing brushed motor things. Or the power of zeus raging through you.
Zappin for the Zeussy
If an impact is the zuessy, then is the multi tool the zuessy zueibrator?
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
It could be both.
Google “motor brushes”
Well it seems to run on some sort of electricity...
Can someone pin this
I have one of those... I call it "Sparky"
This is why they are not considered "explosion-proof".
That’s brushed dc baby, they been doing that since before you were a cum stain on your daddies socks.
How was he born if he was a cum stain?
Yessir. Brushes brushin
It’s a feature to remind you that you should have gotten a brushless.
It’s never too late to become a man.
Yes. Completely normal on a brushed drill.
First drill? Congrats!
Nah shooting someone from the opp block is what's normal for a drill
This gets posted at least once a month
Its normal and nothing to be worried about.
But to be on the safe side, always remember to hold your nuts while you screw.
It’s for lighting your smoke while on a sight
Normal for brushed motot
brushes has probably worn out.. u can change them
Other than being a craftsman it looks fine.
The motor has brushes, so yes.
Yeah, and when the sparks become red its time to replace the brushes
For a craftsman...yes, just add smoke
Give it a few weeks. It'll let the factory smoke out.
its red but dfoesnt say milwaukee thats odd
no, it's broken. to properly dispose of the unit go outside and throw it through your neighbors window.
Change the brushes if it shoots sparks out the vent.
It’s brand new. And it does shoot sparks out the vent
As the brushes wear, they will adapt to the shape of the armature and you will see fewer sparks.
No, it is not out the vent. It is inside. And normal for all brushed engines.
Don’t look at that, just drill something.
Use it til it dies
Yes... it has brushes.
Brushed motor arcing.. fun fact: creates ozone when doing this
My miwaukee does it. Always careful near volitiles
The brushes doing brush things.
Reminds me of a toy gun i got for Christmas as a kid.
I think I had that same toy gun.
Yes. Welcome to power tools. No worries
If it’s not brushless, absolutely
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.
Yes. It has brushes. If you buy a brushless motor one it does not.
Just a visual display of what a brushed motor does! Haha. Totally normal!
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.
Yup. Ship shape.
Make a you feel like Thor!!! Enjoy its normal
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
Jesus Christ. Obvious
Whosoever works this drill, if he be worthy, will possess the power of Thor.
I love the smell of brushless motors.
Yeah, arcing between the spinny bit and the carbon brushes, it's fine.
Without the lightning pixies the motor wouldn't start otherwise.
Milwaukee (also with brushes) does that and a click :)
After burners. Pure HP
Yes, it is
Sparkle motion motors will cause that
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
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.
i have same one , yes
no it's normal. It's sparking more than usual.
Check the brushes and clean the commutator.
Its a brushed motor
Normal for a brushed motor ....
See it all the time in my older, corded tools.
I can smell the carbon out of my phone.
Just don’t use it to light the propane grill.
There is a good article on the construction of cordless tools in the June 2022 issue of “Popular Woodworking” magazine.
Ya dude it's a brushed motor. The friction of the brushes causes that. Totally normal.
Normal... But NOT intrinsically safe.
High performance model.
For a crapsman yes
Brushed Motor, 100% normal
Built in bug zapper
This guy drills.
The shit people come up with on Reddit lmao
Wait til you find out what happens inside a combustion engine
Brushed drill normal!
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
As long as it’s not brushless should be fine
Carbos, carbon, carbones, how you wanna call them, it is almost wasted, touching spring agains rotor
Normal for brushed motor and it's a craftsman 🤣
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.
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
Nice! You got the new craftsmans with the blinker upgrade
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.
I have the exact one and it does the exact same thing
Those are called brushes
No problem, it's normal to see some sparks on the rotor
I mean, it’s a little flashier than the ones I’ve used. But yeah motors that aren’t brushless do that
Yeah. It’s not intrinsically safe though.
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.
yes. my drills spit mad sparks some times.... ironically the fuego(fire) line logo is a little fireball
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.
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.
Man, and here I thought we were passed brushed motors in our hand tools.
Try gradually releasing the trigger rather than going to a dead stop, that will either stop it completely or greatly reduce it.
It’s fine, now go screw something up