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Show me your drills 5869

Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,185 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #90 on: September 24, 2018, 07:02:55 PM »
Just dragged this monstrosity out of the shed. I'm putting together a "hobby desk", and figured it might be useful.

A neighbour gave it to me before he moved away, and it had been stood idle for a few years before that, so it does need a little bit of cleaning up. The foot, table, and column are quite rusty, but a little wire wool and a spot of oil should tidy it up a bit. The drive and bearings seem fine, though I don't know how much life the v belt has in it. I'll probably need to take the chuck off and inspect that too, as it's sticking a bit. Probably nothing a wire brush and dab of grease can't fix.
Ohhh, how nice! Don’t forget pics of this little hobby desk, wonder where you got that idea :whistle:
JR

It'll be a while before pics, as there's still a lot more sorting needed, and I can only do a bit each day. I will get them up when it's done though  :tu:



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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #91 on: September 24, 2018, 08:17:24 PM »
Just dragged this monstrosity out of the shed. I'm putting together a "hobby desk", and figured it might be useful.

A neighbour gave it to me before he moved away, and it had been stood idle for a few years before that, so it does need a little bit of cleaning up. The foot, table, and column are quite rusty, but a little wire wool and a spot of oil should tidy it up a bit. The drive and bearings seem fine, though I don't know how much life the v belt has in it. I'll probably need to take the chuck off and inspect that too, as it's sticking a bit. Probably nothing a wire brush and dab of grease can't fix.
Ohhh, how nice! Don’t forget pics of this little hobby desk, wonder where you got that idea :whistle:
JR

It'll be a while before pics, as there's still a lot more sorting needed, and I can only do a bit each day. I will get them up when it's done though  :tu:
Oh I’m sure, but we better get a report on that 6 in 1, I’ve always thought about getting one of those but they look so cheesy, yet to have both a metal and wood lathe, along with a drillpress, a disk sander and jig all in little room would be great.
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 17,185 I'm not a pessimist, I'm an experienced optimist!
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #92 on: September 24, 2018, 10:24:27 PM »

Oh I’m sure, but we better get a report on that 6 in 1, I’ve always thought about getting one of those but they look so cheesy, yet to have both a metal and wood lathe, along with a drillpress, a disk sander and jig all in little room would be great.
JR

 :salute: Will do!



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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #93 on: October 11, 2018, 11:09:39 AM »
I know Milwakee makes the strongest drills atm, but my experience with their batteries and customer service haven't exactly been the greatest....Makita also makes good stuff, but they are hard and expensive to find anyone who stocks around here....and when one does they are usually stupidly expensive.

My dad is a huge fan of Borsch, and he has had pretty good experiences with them. I personally don't have any bad experiences with them either.

But personally I am a DeWalt person, I am sure that there are better drills and various powertools out there, but pretty much every DIY store here in Ireland has DeWalt stuff and batteries and chargers etc. are widely available everywhere too, plus their accessories, like bit drivers, drill bits etc are pretty good too and not too expensive either.

Anyway, here's a picture of my DeWalt stuff. 


Kind regards,

MMR

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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #94 on: October 11, 2018, 01:21:14 PM »
I know Milwakee makes the strongest drills atm, but my experience with their batteries and customer service haven't exactly been the greatest....Makita also makes good stuff, but they are hard and expensive to find anyone who stocks around here....and when one does they are usually stupidly expensive.

My dad is a huge fan of Borsch, and he has had pretty good experiences with them. I personally don't have any bad experiences with them either.

But personally I am a DeWalt person, I am sure that there are better drills and various powertools out there, but pretty much every DIY store here in Ireland has DeWalt stuff and batteries and chargers etc. are widely available everywhere too, plus their accessories, like bit drivers, drill bits etc are pretty good too and not too expensive either.

Anyway, here's a picture of my DeWalt stuff. 



I'd actually like to try DeWalt corded tools as they are seemingly unbreakable but here they are hard to find. So it is interesting to see that in Ireland they are everywhere

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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #95 on: October 11, 2018, 01:54:50 PM »
I know Milwakee makes the strongest drills atm, but my experience with their batteries and customer service haven't exactly been the greatest....Makita also makes good stuff, but they are hard and expensive to find anyone who stocks around here....and when one does they are usually stupidly expensive.

My dad is a huge fan of Borsch, and he has had pretty good experiences with them. I personally don't have any bad experiences with them either.

But personally I am a DeWalt person, I am sure that there are better drills and various powertools out there, but pretty much every DIY store here in Ireland has DeWalt stuff and batteries and chargers etc. are widely available everywhere too, plus their accessories, like bit drivers, drill bits etc are pretty good too and not too expensive either.

Anyway, here's a picture of my DeWalt stuff. 



I'd actually like to try DeWalt corded tools as they are seemingly unbreakable but here they are hard to find. So it is interesting to see that in Ireland they are everywhere

I don't know if they are "unbreakable", but I haven't had any issues with anything I have had from DeWalt, all the builders and tradesman I know here in Ireland all use DeWalt stuff too, so that's usually a good sign too. Seriously, go to any building / construction site here in Ireland and you will almost with 100% certainty see all of the builders holding a tool from DeWalt.

I just want to say though that I personally don't have any experience with their corded tools, I have only had cordless tools from DeWalt.

Kind regards,

MMR

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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #96 on: October 11, 2018, 02:10:22 PM »
Most corded tools I see builders use are either from Hilti or Einhell.

I don't have any experiences with either of those brands, the times I have seen Hilti in the stores they have usually been super expensive. Einhell seems to be more reasonable priced, usually around the same as DeWalt or Borsch

Kind regards,

MMR

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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 44,391
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #97 on: October 11, 2018, 02:15:46 PM »
I've had all the major brands of cordless drills over the years and the batteries were always the weakest link. Makita, Milwaukee, Dewalt and Rigid. The batteries hold up much better these days. My latest for the last couple of years is a Bosch and I really like it. Built in LED light is really handy and it has held up well so far. I use it for work so it's seen quite a bit of use.
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #98 on: October 11, 2018, 03:12:53 PM »
Most corded tools I see builders use are either from Hilti or Einhell.

I don't have any experiences with either of those brands, the times I have seen Hilti in the stores they have usually been super expensive. Einhell seems to be more reasonable priced, usually around the same as DeWalt or Borsch

I've tried Hilti tools. very fun to use

Solving problems you didn't know you had in the most obscure way possible

"And now, it's time to hand this over to our tame race axe driver. Some say, he can live in the forest for six months at a time without food, and he knows of a secret tribe of only women where he is their God. All we know is, he's call the Styx!" - TazzieRob
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #99 on: October 11, 2018, 04:34:21 PM »
These are mine. Three 10.8V cordless drills (the current models are marketed as 12V but are basically identical). One of them is an impact driver. I really like these small machines, they are very light but still plenty powerful for most of the jobs. But to be honest I've been thinking about adding a couple of 18V machines.



And the corded one. My house has concrete walls and ceilings so this one is pretty useful.

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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #100 on: October 11, 2018, 05:19:54 PM »
Besides the new cordless set, I forgot I do have a simple corded, a drywall, and a very big hammer drill like Reinier’s but a dewalt out in the garage,
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #101 on: October 12, 2018, 03:02:36 PM »
These are mine. Three 10.8V cordless drills (the current models are marketed as 12V but are basically identical). One of them is an impact driver. I really like these small machines, they are very light but still plenty powerful for most of the jobs. But to be honest I've been thinking about adding a couple of 18V machines.

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I've had that drill and impact driver for years and almost always reaches for them over the 18v ones. They are surprisingly powerful, even drive 3 inch screws easily (although battery runs down quickly). I only go for the 18v when I need to drive more than a few, or bigger holes than a standard twist drill bit, or change my tires.

Most people would be well served by a set of 12v brushless drill/impact driver.
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #102 on: October 12, 2018, 05:37:05 PM »
The impact driver is not powerful enough for these things though: https://www.toolstation.nl/shop/Screws+%26+Fixings/d90/Plugs/sd2040/Fischer+SXR+T+kozijnpluggen/p59898?lnjs=nl&p=59898&sd=2040&d=2040
I always need to use the corded hammer drill for those instead. Which is not really recommended.
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 8,595
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #103 on: October 12, 2018, 09:50:04 PM »
The impact driver is not powerful enough for these things though: https://www.toolstation.nl/shop/Screws+%26+Fixings/d90/Plugs/sd2040/Fischer+SXR+T+kozijnpluggen/p59898?lnjs=nl&p=59898&sd=2040&d=2040
I always need to use the corded hammer drill for those instead. Which is not really recommended.

That's surprising to hear, the 12v impact driver should have more torque than most drills.

But the 18v brushless impact driver will be able to handle any screw you have.
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #104 on: October 13, 2018, 04:32:35 PM »
I have and use many,many drills but this might be my favorite of all time in the end?

Milwaukee D-Handle with 30 degree extension.
It is corded but the cord is detached here and I have 25' and 50' cordsets for it.
This can drive a 4" Auger or 6' or almost any bit through wood with almost no effort at all as the torque is eaten by the extension pretty much.this hardly feels nails and rarely stops for them either.
Also I do not need a ladder to drill Joists many times or to hit my knees for plates or horizontal runs.

Overall just an amazing drill.

The Stud Buster!




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Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 44,391
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #105 on: October 13, 2018, 06:40:25 PM »
That is a sweet drill !    :like:
Global Moderator Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 44,391
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #106 on: October 13, 2018, 06:50:35 PM »
Here is the Bosch that is my main go to these days. I like that it has enough room in the case for lots of extra bits and even a small drill bit case.

Next is a off brand hammer drill since I don't use one very often it works just fine

Next is a vintage Sears pistol drill that I picked up at a garage sale. Quite heavy but still works great

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,515 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #107 on: October 14, 2018, 12:39:26 PM »
Late 90's DeWalt DC727 on it's second motor and umpteenth battery.  :salute:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,515 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #108 on: October 14, 2018, 12:49:15 PM »
And early 90's Craftsman 1/2" for the heavy duty stuff.  :salute:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,484
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #109 on: October 14, 2018, 01:14:34 PM »
Late 90's DeWalt DC727 on it's second motor and umpteenth battery.  :salute:

I liked the 90s dewalts - they were the epitome (epitome, is that the right word?) of cool back then.  :tu: I bet that chuck's annoying though, it looks like a dropper!?

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,515 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #110 on: October 14, 2018, 01:21:03 PM »
Late 90's DeWalt DC727 on it's second motor and umpteenth battery.  :salute:

I liked the 90s dewalts - they were the epitome (epitome, is that the right word?) of cool back then.  :tu: I bet that chuck's annoying though, it looks like a dropper!?

I don't use the DeWalt chuck very often, it's keyless but I use the hex adapter mostly. The adapter is a Kreg, it works well.  :tu:

The chuck on the 1/2" drill is a monster, I've had to hammer on the key a few times.  :facepalm:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 7,484
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #111 on: October 14, 2018, 01:24:19 PM »
Late 90's DeWalt DC727 on it's second motor and umpteenth battery.  :salute:

I liked the 90s dewalts - they were the epitome (epitome, is that the right word?) of cool back then.  :tu: I bet that chuck's annoying though, it looks like a dropper!?

I don't use the DeWalt chuck very often, it's keyless but I use the hex adapter mostly. The adapter is a Kreg, it works well.  :tu:

The chuck on the 1/2" drill is a monster, I've had to hammer on the key a few times.  :facepalm:

Nothing wrong with a bit of persuasion!  :tu:

Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,515 motionless wheel, nothing is real
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #112 on: October 14, 2018, 01:34:22 PM »
Late 90's DeWalt DC727 on it's second motor and umpteenth battery.  :salute:

I liked the 90s dewalts - they were the epitome (epitome, is that the right word?) of cool back then.  :tu: I bet that chuck's annoying though, it looks like a dropper!?

I don't use the DeWalt chuck very often, it's keyless but I use the hex adapter mostly. The adapter is a Kreg, it works well.  :tu:

The chuck on the 1/2" drill is a monster, I've had to hammer on the key a few times.  :facepalm:

Nothing wrong with a bit of persuasion!  :tu:

I don't mind being rough with this drill, it's put the hurt on me more than once ripping out of my hand...  >:D
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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #113 on: October 15, 2018, 08:01:14 PM »
This is my latest drill, it's a Bosch drill press (wrong color, green instead of blue ;) ). It's supposed to be pretty good for its price (I got a great deal on Amazon):

Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,502 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #114 on: October 15, 2018, 10:41:10 PM »
That's awesome!  I have been wanting a drill press for years but never really got around to pulling the trigger.  I have my eye on one on Amazon too...  :facepalm:

Is that 8 or 10 inches?

Def

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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #115 on: October 15, 2018, 11:39:46 PM »
That's awesome!  I have been wanting a drill press for years but never really got around to pulling the trigger.  I have my eye on one on Amazon too...  :facepalm:

Is that 8 or 10 inches?

Def
Get one of those setups that use a standard drill, I had one back in the day, they ain’t the best but still work..
JR

"The-Mad-Plumbarian" The Punisher Of Pipes!!! JR
Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,502 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #116 on: October 16, 2018, 12:25:30 AM »
I thought about that but I figure if I'm going to get one I'll get a dedicated one.  I hate universal things that only sort of fit everything.

The only benefit I see with that kind of setup is the ability to use it wherever with a cordless drill, but then I want a drill press for drilling things that my cordless won't do as well.  That means I'd have to use my corded DeWalt in it, and if it isn't portable then I might as well have a dedicated one.

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 10,548 Man of Multiple MultiTool Manufacturers
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #117 on: October 16, 2018, 12:33:17 AM »
Some very interesting and well-loved drills in this thread. :like:

Post 1/2

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Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #118 on: October 16, 2018, 12:34:18 AM »
Post 2/2.
I often use rotary tools for drilling holes at high speed in wood. :)

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,502 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Show me your drills
« Reply #119 on: October 16, 2018, 01:27:39 AM »
Love that big drill press! 

The more they look like a droid from Star Wars the cooler they are IMHO!

Def

Leave the dents as they are- let your belongings show their scars as proudly as you do yours.

 

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