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may I ask what can be expected, life wise, from the electronic circuit boards in modern power tools if treated appropriately? Should they go on indefinitely for armatures who use the tool appropriately?
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You would think they would last forever. However, going by past experience, you just don't know. One might go within a few days, the next one might last for years. Just gotta hope for the best.

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If it has a variable speed control, you can greatly extend the life by changing the numbers regularly.
Just one up or down every so often will considerably delay a burnout.

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may I ask what can be expected, life wise, from the electronic circuit boards in modern power tools if treated appropriately? Should they go on indefinitely for armatures who use the tool appropriately?
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@Peteroo ,we see a lot of people using electric drills pulling the trigger on & off unnecessarily when driving screws.This action must surely cause excess wear & tear & ruin the tool.I reckon.James.jj777746
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@Peteroo ,we see a lot of people using electric drills pulling the trigger on & off unnecessarily when driving screws.This action must surely cause excess wear & tear & ruin the tool.I reckon.James.jj777746

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what type of tool and what brand...

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@Peteroo ,we see a lot of people using electric drills pulling the trigger on & off unnecessarily when driving screws.This action must surely cause excess wear & tear & ruin the tool.I reckon.James.jj777746

I have not observed this habit but that is because I work alone. The electronic portion should not mind at all. I have heard that routers can be converted back to single speed, non soft start by bypassing the electronics if that part fails.
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Modern electronics are inherently reliable, one has to be unlucky to have problems with speed controllers. I must confess to being one of those who treat the trigger on drills rather like the throttle on a motor bike and have never had a problem.
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Hi Stick
I have Ryobi, Festo, Festool and Bosch tools which have electronic contollers.
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