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Author Topic: Plug it cord terminals cleaning.  (Read 1813 times)

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Offline RJNeal

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Plug it cord terminals cleaning.
« on: December 16, 2018, 09:53 PM »
So last week my vecturo started have power issues. I checked the terminals on both the cord end and the tool end.
Tool end looked fine. The cord end was a little dark.
I switched cords, same problems which the tool turned on on its own accord.
So I thought about for a few days. Since the tool end was clean, I concluded that the cord end was the issue. So with nothing to lose I decided to clean the terminals on the cord, but with what. I need a tiny brush. Just a little more thinking I cut a 3” piece of multi strand electrical wire, strip of a short bit. I next chuck it up in my c15 and inserted in the holes and slowly rotated the drill to clean the cord end.
Seem to work. The tool works fine now.
Not sure for how long. I m not going to mix the cord with the other tools though.
Just thought I field remedies out there to the FOG land.
Rick.
Have you walked your saw today?

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Plug it cord terminals cleaning.
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 03:45 AM »
Hi Rick,

Thank you for sharing!
Ingenious idea with the self made copper brush. [emoji41]

Offline RJNeal

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Re: Plug it cord terminals cleaning.
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 07:21 AM »
Thanks,
I figured I had nothing to lose...
Have you walked your saw today?

Offline Cheese

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Re: Plug it cord terminals cleaning.
« Reply #3 on: December 17, 2018, 10:32 AM »
Good idea for a contact cleaning brush.  [smile]

Do you use your Vecturo a lot, as in lots of cord changes? 

It's only a 400 watt tool, maybe it's just all of the vibration?

Offline RJNeal

  • Posts: 377
Re: Plug it cord terminals cleaning.
« Reply #4 on: December 17, 2018, 09:30 PM »
Thanks Cheese. Yes and no on the amount of use. You know depending on the job. No real set cord for it - just one that I’m using or I reach for.
Rick.
Have you walked your saw today?