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Chucking it down here as well. Why is it always scorchio during the week, and pants at the weekend? I gonna start shift work again.
 

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Chucking it down here as well. Why is it always scorchio during the week, and pants at the weekend? I gonna start shift work again.
It's nearly always the same when you have only one day that you can do something on a particular day . Something to to with that chap called Sod.
 
I once had a corded mains drill catch fire after I got a 25mm auger bit stuck in a double joist.
But not seen a battery pack explode like this before.
Must have been some explosion...
 

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I had a Makita do that to me a year or so ago, battery pack got warm then started smoking then burst into flames, naturally I went at pace to the nearest window and ejected the lot way down the garden!
 

freddo

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@Dustydazzler . Yes when they go off they take no prisoners . Lead acid batteries are very dangerous when they go up.
It was a lithium battery pack.
I had a Makita do that to me a year or so ago, battery pack got warm then started smoking then burst into flames, naturally I went at pace to the nearest window and ejected the lot way down the garden!
Similar thing happened apparently, it was just sat on the floor and started making a sizzling noise then smoke, fire and bursting cells.
 

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When Li Ion batteries go they do it in style. This is why I never buy cheap batteries from the internet, less chance of genuine ones doing that, but there's still a chance.
 
@freddo need to ask him any habits. (If possible)
(always topped off last bit)
Original or replacement charger?
Did he have several batteries and notice any weirdness with offender ...
(and all the other "Genuine" Naggs ..!!)
..Or it belonged to employer _So a good as a rental car ! ..
 

freddo

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It is his, the battery, drill and charger were all bought new from a registered Makita dealer, about 2 or so years ago. The batteries would likely only be recharged when flat. Makita requested the mess be sent off to them, which it has been, (presumably so they can hide the evidence in the bin!) so they can investigate.
 

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Yeah mine was a li-ion, had 4 as part of a set of kit, the batteries were all the same age never been that roughly handled and only charged when needed as there was only me using them. This particular one sounds very similar to what happened to mine, a plumber mate had it happen too drilling a double joist with his Makita, he lost all the hairs off his arm as a result!
 

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I have just repaired the gearbox on a mates Makita impact drill . I have to say I am not impressed with the quality compared with what they used to be.
 

ruston

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I have replaced a motor in one of those too.
But it was down to abuse . They are easy to work on.
 

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The report from Makita said that the battery was counterfeit.
Heard of this a few times. No idea why people buy the ebay/amazon fakes. The genuine ones don't cost much more.

My Milwaukee 5Ah 18V are only £55 where fakes are about £45. The genuine ones last for years with no issues. Not had one fail yet.
 

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You never know if things you are buying are genuine or not unfortunately even reputable dealers have been found to have been supplied with counterfeit stuff.
 

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