Old 9.6 volt Maktia tools

Old 9.6 volt Maktia tools
PutnamEco   January 10, 2010  
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Old 9.6 volt Maktia tools

This old group of tools still sees some use on occasion. The drill on the left is a model #6093D. It comes with a decent Jacobs chuck with a maximum capacity of 3/8 inch. It has a six position clutch, five slip and one lock, which is operated by a collar just under the chuck. This drill is also reversible by a switch located on the rear of the drill body.This is a two speed drill. 1100 RPM high and 400 RPM low, switched on top of the drill body nearer to the chuck by a recessed knob.

The middle drill (model # 6012HD) has a keyless chuck. I really don't care for this drill much as the chuck is not the easiest to use, being of the two handed variety. This chuck has considerable wear on its plastic body. I will say it still functions. This drill is also a two speed with the same knob as the above model. The forward and reverse knob is located above the trigger on this model. This drill was my oldest and most used one and it is beginning to develop a little play in the shaft.

The drill on the right  is a hammer drill.(model # 8400D) It is a single speed, spinning at 900 RPM with 10000 BPM in hammer mode. The switch below the chuck engages the hammer function. With a direction switch located under the covered trigger. I believe the chuck on this drill is made by Makita. It is a 3/8 inch chuck. This drill came with the metal case also pictured.

The reciprocating saw is really showing it age. The shaft has become quite loose. It still will cut though. The shoe is not adjustable on this single speed tool. I still will break this out occasionally when a regular recip saw is over kill. I often find myself using it to cut PVC. It has a spot to store an allen key but I find it very easy to loose when stowed aboard this tool. The blade change is not particularly easy as you need to do it through a notch modeled into the throat of the tool. It can be kind of interesting to put the blade mounting hardware back together after unscrewing the allen bolt a little to much, which is easy to do if the throat has collected any thing that makes the blade stick.

The batteries are of the stick type. I have gotten up to six years of use out of a couple of them. More commonly the batteries last on average three years. The chargers that I have will charge the batteries in an hour. The battery chargers require a cooling off period of 15 minutes between charges, believe it or suffer the consequences of a burned out charger.. When I was using these on a daily basis, I needed six batteries to last through a moderately hard days work of drilling, If I was installing many larger screws I was often left without any charged batteries by lunch. Nothing like todays battery life with lithium ion batteries.

I occasionally have these drills out for group projects. And they are handy for when I need to keep extra hands busy.

I believe I have easily gotten my moneys worth out of these tools.

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