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Old 03-06-2017, 05:30 AM
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I have a Metabo corded drill. It is a BE 710

The switch is acting up. Intermittent operation. I have taken the thing apart and the switch unit has no obvious way into it. All the wires are secure.

I asked my sparky about it and he said they have problems with this. They apparently have a control unit in there for variable speed. A replacement locally is $110

I will spend that if I have to, but am thinking if this is not an uncommon problem at that kind of cost you could go past the cost of the entire drill if it was repeated a few times. It bugs me a good bit as this thing hasn't done much work at all.

Does anyone know where I could find one in 240 volt? My searches turn them up at way better prices in 120 volt only.
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Old 03-06-2017, 10:37 AM
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At that price, I'd be rigging up any 240V dimmer switch I could find.

Just how badly does it need to be a trigger?
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+1 what Mac said..
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You could even put the speed control dimmer in a box on the cord, and then a simple switch on the handle somewhere if desired.
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Old 03-07-2017, 01:16 AM
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The switch has a rotary dial to preset a speed....then pull the trigger. I also think you can squeeze the trigger slowly to break it down further. I have no idea how the switch decides what gets fed through........a dimmer is a good idea but it might not work with other components......maybe.

I doubt the tool fixit place would enlighten me any.

I did find one in England for 50 dollars so that is a huge improvement anyway. It will get fixed with the legit part this time, but not again. It might be possible to use one from another model but compatibility could be a wrinkle......again I doubt those who would know would be inclined to give out the info.

Thats the trouble here....by the time stuff gets imported and everyone along the way gets their piece, then add markup and the various goobermint taxes and it costs a fortune. Then the shops all complain that people are buying online and cutting them out. Hhmmmmm
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Old 03-07-2017, 09:24 AM
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........a dimmer is a good idea but it might not work with other components......maybe....
I don't know your drill, but a dimmer switch is basically how a router speed control works.
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Try this LINK. I don't know if they ship your way. I did notice the switch was "obsolete" on the 2-speed model they listed.

PS: note that a dimmer switch will get hot...
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Here's a direct link to the switch above--shows they have three in stock...

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/ele...-p-166174.html
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No that is not the correct part Kieth his drill is 220 volt you just want to see the magic smoke escape
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I found it here but can't see a price. It is a 240 volt
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