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I have a Benchmark Twistor. Battery is fine and I can hear that the power is getting through. BUT, nothing is happening! The head doesn’t turn at all, it’s as though something is stopping it from turning!? Suggestions? (It’s too old to return!)
 

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Welcome to the forum, @SLeblanc

Is this a battery screwdriver? How long have you had it? Was it working last time you used it?

How can you hear the power getting through?

The information I found in this forum and online suggest it is very old.


I would buy a newer. more powerful driver, IMO...
 

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Welcome to the forum, @SLeblanc

Is this a battery screwdriver? How long have you had it? Was it working last time you used it?

How can you hear the power getting through?

The information I found in this forum and online suggest it is very old.


I would buy a newer. more powerful driver, IMO...
thanks for the speedy response!
It is a battery screwdriver and it is very old, but it did work well.
I know the power is getting through because there is a “beep” when I change the direction of the drive and I can hear the mechanism turn (ever so slightly) inside. It’s as though something is stopping it from going.
Buying a new one is always an option, but the battery is great, all the bits are there, and I would much rather repair and reuse than add something to the landfill.
 

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Is this one with a rotating head? I would see if that moves to allow the shaft to spin.

That is all I can suggest, unfortunately.....
 

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A picture would really help. I have never heard of such a thing, and can't find a picture. Most battery problems I've had have been from a leaking cell coating one of the contacts, in effect insulating it. I use an eraser to clean it off, preferable one of those old fashioned ink erasers that have a bit of grit in them. Like this one:
Rectangle Data storage device Computer data storage Electronics accessory Logo
 

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Hi Tom, I have a picture attached to my first post....
 
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