Makita TM3010C was announced in 2013 and it was a perfect tool at that time. Many people bought this great product and have done a lot of work using it since then. But sooner or later everything comes to an end… The tool can’t serve you forever and it finally breaks. What to do if your Makita TM3010C stopped working?
First of all, find the documents and try to find out if the product is still under warranty. Makita tools have a very long warranty period. This is one of the reasons why this manufacturer is so popular. For example, Amazon sells the product with a 3-Year Limited Warranty. Find the documents and see how much warranty time is left.
If your broken tool is under warranty you are lucky. Send the product for repair. Just don’t try to fix the problem yourself! If the manufacturer or service center sees that you tried to repair the tool yourself, they may refuse to repair your tool!
If you aren’t lucky enough and the tool isn’t under warranty, you may try to repair it yourself. Try to identify what’s the problem and fix it if you can. This will require some kind of technical knowledge and you may not do this alone.
If you don’t have enough qualifications, try to repair it at your local service center. Just don’t forget that the service center will not do it for free. Sometimes it’s better to purchase a new tool instead…
Purchasing a new tool has a lot of advantages:
Right now, it’s not easy to find the original TM3010C, but you can buy one of the following:
Makita TM3010CX1 Multi-Tool Kit is almost the same thing. It’s also corded and does the same job. Right now the price is about 150 dollars.
You can go even further and upgrade your old corded Makita with a cordless one. Makita MT01R1 12V max CXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Tool Kit (2.0Ah) will cost you about $140 and it includes all the things you may need including a battery and a charger. Unfortunately, it doesn’t include a sanding pad and a scraping plate.
The best option is, of course, Makita XMT035 18V LXT Lithium-Ion Cordless Multi-Tool Kit (3.0Ah) with all the things you need. It has the sanding pad with sandpaper, 2 batteries, a charger, an adapter. This option is the most expensive but it provides everything you may need for comfortable work.
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