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Show me your drills 4486

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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #150 on: December 04, 2018, 09:17:37 PM »
My latest drill. Basically the FlexiClick version of my other 18V Bosch:

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Is this the Drill/Impact that converts to both?

I saw them pretty cheap here but it seemed kind of Gimmicky too?

That and all I need is to start another battery system!
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #151 on: December 11, 2018, 12:34:06 PM »
Kind of, it's not an impact driver but one of the FlexiClick accessories converts it into a hammer drill (mechanical, not pneumatic).
Pretty cheap... well they are not, at least here in the EU :)

I just wanted a second 18V drill/driver, the add-on tools are just a bonus.
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #152 on: February 10, 2019, 03:02:45 AM »
These are the two of mine that see the most use.

Miller's Falls 2-A from the 1950s (which is what I actually usually use drilling holes, and it can also store a ton of small bits in the handle) and a Hitachi DV16VSS 5/8 corded impact drill.

The Millers Falls has been here probably since new (and was likely used to build the place by the family who lived here before my folks moved to here in 1969), while the Hitachi was bought new by me in 2018. A former display model, I got it for half off in the Spring. Sold as is, with no accessories; but there's one thing I recommend everyone do when they see a display model. Ask whoever is in charge of tools to check for the packaging which contains the case, manuals, and all accessories/tools.   In my case, it was there, in storage above the power tool display.


Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 60,953 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #153 on: February 23, 2019, 03:25:41 PM »
Those are some pretty sweet drills you have there!

That's a cordless drill I can really get behind!  :D  Does it see much use? 

Def

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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #154 on: February 24, 2019, 03:25:36 AM »
Those are some pretty sweet drills you have there!

That's a cordless drill I can really get behind!  :D  Does it see much use? 

Def

Pretty much every time I put in a screw to hang a photo, certificate, or small shelf. Which equates to about every other week.  My grandparents like using powered impacts, but I've noticed those things have a habit of tearing up screws.  Usually I drill them with the Millers Falls; then use a regular screwdriver to put them in. The day I took the photo, I ended up using the Hitachi to put in the screws due to the section of wall I put the vacuum anchor in being fairly hard.  And not to mention, the bits I'm using are from Canadian Tire, and quite cheap (somehow, they ended up in a discount store here in my hometown) and it still works great with them.
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #155 on: February 24, 2019, 11:53:17 AM »
Here’s my go-to cordless for any heavy-duty work. DeWalt XR 796 brushless. Powerful enough (70Nm) for most DIY work around the house.

But my favorite is the cordless Metabo PowerMaxx BS. It’s one of the more powerful compact units and kicks out 34Nm torque which matches some full-size models. A nice feature is that you can remove the chuck and the spindle is a magnetized hex for taking standard bits making it super compact. I use this chap for almost everything other than hammer drill use.  :tu:
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #156 on: February 26, 2019, 03:26:15 AM »
My grandfather's Hitachi WH-10DFL cordless driver.  It came in a set with a carry bag and a DS-10DFL driver. There is an "R" engraving somewhere on it, I think it was refurbished. He got it for Christmas one year. It's seen a lot of use around the farm, and my grandmother uses it a lot around the house for DIY projects, thus all the paint spatter.   

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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #157 on: February 26, 2019, 05:59:49 AM »
Nice!  :like:

Hitachi is a very good brand. There is a name change – or should I say “changes” - happening in Europe already: the Hitachi Power Tools name will become HiKoki – a derivative of Hitachi Koki Company's new name (Koki Holdings).

Not sure I like the new name  :dunno:
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #158 on: March 01, 2019, 01:48:43 AM »
Nice!  :like:

Hitachi is a very good brand. There is a name change – or should I say “changes” - happening in Europe already: the Hitachi Power Tools name will become HiKoki – a derivative of Hitachi Koki Company's new name (Koki Holdings).

Not sure I like the new name  :dunno:

Agreed. The new name sounds stupid. Apparently, Hitachi's power tool division was spun off in 2017, almost two years ago now.

https://toolguyd.com/hitachi-power-tools-and-metabo-bought-by-usa-based-kkr-private-equity-firm/
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #159 on: April 13, 2019, 02:43:57 AM »
1980s Craftsman. According to my research, this was made by Ryobi in their sole USA plant in Indiana. Not  Black and Decker, oddly.

It was my first electric drill--I found it in the basement, and Granddad gave it to me. Cord is shot--I found a disassembled Black and Decker in the basement with a great cord on it--just don't know if it will work or not.  Because of the cord, I retired it as soon as I bought the 5/8 Hitachi this time last year.



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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #160 on: April 13, 2019, 03:37:14 AM »
Dang, an oldie but goodie!
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR


No Life Club Posts: 1,879
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #161 on: April 13, 2019, 07:10:02 AM »
It deserves a new life cody. Lots of people remember the quality of the Craftsman US-built tools that disappeared even before B&D took over the brand. Someone on the board probably even has a 1980 Sears catalog with the listing?  :like:
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #162 on: April 28, 2019, 09:34:05 AM »
Anyone that is still driving screws with drill do yourself a favor buy a cordless 1/4 impact even a cheap one.  It will be life-changing. I'm pretty tight-fisted If mine burned tomorrow I would replace it with a new Dewalt I would not even think about it. It is my most used tool.   

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #163 on: April 28, 2019, 03:07:24 PM »
Anyone that is still driving screws with drill do yourself a favor buy a cordless 1/4 impact even a cheap one.  It will be life-changing. I'm pretty tight-fisted If mine burned tomorrow I would replace it with a new Dewalt I would not even think about it. It is my most used tool.   

Am Impact Driver is hardly the correct tool to drive all screws though I see guys using them for everything all day long too?
They are great for a lot of driving but hardly the solution that many use them for unless you are a Caveman.

I find more things broken or mauled since the Impact became so common than ever before.

There are still a lot of advantages to a normal variable speed drill or even more so a near variable speed wrist & hand!

Depends on the job doesn't it?
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #164 on: May 02, 2019, 06:45:36 AM »
Dude lets agree to disagree. I'll take an impact driver over a drill. I used a boat anchor DeWalt 18 volt for years and liked it. Modern drills have torque settings that work fine if you remember to set them. I have a nice modern DeWalt 20 volt drill I like it for drilling holes. An impact is more balanced for driving screws because that's what it was made for. An impact with a good three inch bit so you can see what you are doing has a much smaller learning curve than a drill they are not on and off at least mine isn't it is variable speed you just bump up smaller screws until you hear the impact and you are done. My Nephew is a general contractor a few years ago we remodeled the house we were living in. I used an impact to R and R kitchen cabinet hardware, install door stops, door handles, light fixtures. We gutted the condo we bought down to the sheetrock. I used an Impact to install all new switches, plugs, small sheetrock patches, kitchen cabinets, all new windows, sliding glass door, french doors, wall hung TVs. You get the idea. My son in law is a mechanic all he uses battery impacts and ratchets most everything.           

I think Alcohol, Tabacco and Firearms should be a convenience store, not a government agency. 

Mike
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #165 on: May 02, 2019, 07:00:05 AM »



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Mike

 

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