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Coreless drill

  • Bonzo
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Bonzo replied the topic: Re: Coreless drill

De Walt 18v is an excellent drill. Plenty of power and not too heavy.
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MessedUpMike replied the topic: Re: Coreless drill

For your money you can't go wrong with DeWalt. I've worked in construction of 9 years now, and for 7 of those I've used DeWalt exclusively. The company I originally worked for paid for all of our tools, and issued Makita 9.6 volt drills. It's a good thing they were free because they broke about every 6 months, and I'll be a monkey's uncle if you find a shop that'll fix 'em. I've broken my Dewalt drills a total of six times between the three drills, and with the exception of when I've smashed the cases DeWalt has repaired them for free every time. Including the time I set the 18v drill on fire (long story).
For general used you can't beat the 12v drill. They even make on now in a metal geared version for those of us with a less delicate sense of tool use.
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freekain replied the topic: curious

Now I thought I had bad luck with tools, hands down I don't think you'll meet anyone who's broken as many shovels, picks, etc. as I have. (but that's a different msg board.) In all my years of wreckin stuff I've never managed to lite a drill on fire.. If ya don't mind MessedUpMike would ya tell me the secret to successfully liting power tools up? J/K... am a little curious tho.

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MessedUpMike replied the topic: Re: Coreless drill

First your begin freelance piecework for a couple of drunks who are supposed to supply a right angle drill and a generator on the jobsite for you. Realize that they show up to work way less than you do (despite the fact you have a regular full time job), and that the only way you're going to make any money is supply your own drill. Go buy an 18v DeWalt drill with a 1/2" chuck, the cool kind with the all metal gears. Charge both batteries to full capacity. Insert a 2 1/2' self feed forenster bit, that's why you bought the 1/2" chuck right? Set drill to full speed (3) and no clutch. Begin to drill through 3" micro-lam beam. Get back on feet, attach auxillary handle, brace bottom of drill with hip. Hang on for dear life. Your freinds will find it endlessly hilarious if the drill throws you off of the ladder twice. About 1' into the micro-lam the first battery will die. Ignore small tendrils of smoke coming from motor housing, and obvious burning smell. Insert second battery and wait for flames to begin to develop, it should occur about the same time as the second battery starts to die off.
Return drill to DeWalt store where you bought it yesterday. Drill will be back in service in about a week. No charge for repairs as it still under warranty.
Incidently I had a helper set a Black and Decker Professional 10" Miter saw on fire in a similar fashion. He was cuttig through 2x4s three at a time with a 60 tooth trim blade. I had to disconnect the power and break out the fire extiguisher for that one. Once again it was repaired (Replaced?) free of charge.
Last year the DeWalt manager donated very generously to the DC firefighters burn center golf tournament, now I almost never do business with anyone but DeWalt.
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freekain replied the topic: Re: Coreless drill

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

point taken, have put it on my to do list
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bcscustomwood replied the topic: Re: Coreless drill

Browsing through the forumns I found this thread.
Thanks, I got the biggest kick out of the fried drill story. :P

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