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Fein ASCM 18V Gun *** Problems
« on: March 26, 2018, 09:25 PM »
Hi There,

I'm wondering if anybody has the same drill and same problems as me...

Here is a link to the Fein ASCM 18V drill/driver Click to go to website

Initially, I thought this was an amazing drill.  Super powerful, awesome torque...possibly too much.  However, it drills through metal like a champ.

After a year of use, the tool has gone kaput.  I opened up the motor and realized that it will turn on if I rotate it one movement (or click) by hand and then squeeze the trigger. I'm attaching a video.

I'm very much into German tools (I own Festool and Mafell) and thought Fein (slightly more affordable in the drill world) would be a great addition since I already own a vacuum and multimaster.

Is this possibly just a defective one or is this something that other users are having?  Is there a way to fix it?  I have been in touch with Fein to go about repairing it (at my cost they say!).

Thanks and it's my first post.  Glad to have joined this wonderful forum.

Kevin

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Offline vkumar

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Re: Fein ASCM 18V Gun *** Problems
« Reply #1 on: March 27, 2018, 12:39 AM »
I have one of these. It si practically unused. I have too many drills. If you woudl like to buy it  pm me .

Vijay
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Re: Fein ASCM 18V Gun *** Problems
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 02:09 AM »
This drill looks very like a PDC! Not really seen much of Fein drills myself..

The problem sounds just like a tool that has worn brushes in the motor, but that motor looks like it might be brushless?
I thought Fein tools had 3yrs warranty like festool no? You've only had it a year or so?
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Re: Fein ASCM 18V Gun *** Problems
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2018, 05:28 PM »
I thought Fein tools had 3yrs warranty like festool no? You've only had it a year or so?

Yup, three year warranty on this drill. But likely void if you tear it apart and start tinkering with it.  [blink]

Put it back together and contact Fein for warranty support.

https://fein.com/en_us/service/repair/

You can check warranty status here:

https://fein.com/en_us/service/3-year-fein-plus-guarantee/3-year-plus-guarantee-t296991/
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Re: Fein ASCM 18V Gun *** Problems
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2018, 10:07 PM »
Thanks for the help!  I will try to send it in to them.  Just hate that whole rigamarole...