Spare drill motor source?

Posted by Vince Wilczynski at 1/24/2001 12:35 PM EST

Engineer on team #124, Whalers, from New London / Montville/ Williams School and Notheast Utilities / US Coast Guard Academy.

Any good sources that folks have to but spare drill motors from, and any idea on their delivery time? Many thanks.

Posted by Joe Johnson at 1/24/2001 12:44 PM EST

Engineer on team #47, Chief Delphi, from Pontiac Central High School and Delphi Automotive Systems.

In Reply to: Spare drill motor source?
Posted by Vince Wilczynski on 1/24/2001 12:35 PM EST:

Look for the local Skil-Bosch power tool repair place.

Our metro Detroit place is Marsh Powertools. Yours will be different I suppose.

Anyway, they usually have 2 or 3 motors and gearboxes in stock. If we wanted more than that, it was only a few days to get the balance in.

Good Luck,

Joe J.

Posted by Michael Betts at 1/24/2001 2:26 PM EST

Engineer on team #177, Bobcat Robotics, from South Windsor High School and International Fuel Cells.

In Reply to: Spare drill motor source?
Posted by Vince Wilczynski on 1/24/2001 12:35 PM EST:

: Any good sources that folks have to but spare drill motors from, and any idea on their delivery time? Many thanks.

Vince,

As you may know, Team 177 is based out of South Windsor, CT and we are close enough to be neighbors.

We use:

The Saw Center
472 South Main St.
Springfield, Ma.
(413) 734-2045

There are also a couple of places in Connecticut but the guys at TSC know about FIRST because of all the teams up here (Buzz, Lego, etc) and don’t bat an eye when we ask for one motor, three transmissions and a dozen left handed screws.

They have also been really good about special orders on short notice.

Ask for Peter Ouellette and say “hi” for me.

Mike