Friday, April 10, 2015
eReplacementParts. I actually ordered two so I would have a spare. The first one lasted 5+ years, so this is a long play to save $5 on shipping someday.
Once I received the shaft, the first challenge was taking apart the handle. I removed two screws, the threaded tip and the spring on the bottom, but it wouldn't come apart. After some unsuccessful prying, I looked online and discovered there is a little metal ring on each end that is practically invisible. After removing those, it came right apart.
I removed the bit holder and the end of the shaft was exposed.
Here you can see the two pieces of the shaft.
I lightly greased the new shaft and slid it in, and now it's as good as new (except for a few pry marks).