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thedude50

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10-07-2011 09:04 AM

Today i just got a new tool to test it is the 3rill from Rockwell I was taken by all this drill can do its a screwdriver,a drill and an impact driver in one. its light weight has torque for days and is lithium free battery’s for the life of the tool wow this baby looks good. i will begin testing her over the next week or two this made me wonder what is the drill of your dreams is i hand held like this little gem or is it a drill press, post yours here this little baby has everything i want in a drill what about you what do you want.

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David Grimes

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#1 posted 10-07-2011 09:08 AM

Good to know they have the free batteries for life program (like Ridgid). I’ll have to check this out.

I don’t dream of any particular drill, but if I did it would be lithium battery powered. I am currently using C3 19.2 volt Craftsman (for years) and very pleased, so not in the market at the moment.

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#2 posted 10-07-2011 10:32 AM

I’m currently looking into the Bosch HDS series with a hammer function. What I have right now is a 33618 and wanting to have a hammering one.

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thedude50

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#3 posted 10-07-2011 11:01 AM

is the hammer drill needed for woodworking i never needed one for my woodworking i had a dewalt hammer drill im gave it to my son he used it as a drill and used the hammer function on concrete one time what do you do that you need a hammer drill just curious

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#4 posted 10-07-2011 03:10 PM

I really like my Ridgit. It has the impact/hammer/clutch settings and pleanty of power.

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woodjunkie

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#5 posted 10-07-2011 04:43 PM

I have read about the 3rill. Looking forward to your review on it.

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jaydubya

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#6 posted 10-08-2011 03:01 AM

Hammer drill has no purpose in woodworking. they are pretty much only used for concrete drilling

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thedude50

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#7 posted 10-08-2011 05:15 AM

what model is your ridgid i would like to get a hold of one if it has the same features as the 3rill

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PutnamEco

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#8 posted 10-08-2011 05:48 AM

I dream of the Protool DRC 18-4 TEC LI for my day to day handyman work. 4 gear ranges and up to 3800 RPM. The electric clutch is very cool. I wish this and the rest of the Protool line could be purchased easily in the USA. Festool is coming out with the TI 15 soon, which is an Impact driver/drill. It might prove to be interesting.

As for corded drills my Milwaukee Holeshooters (both 3/8 and 1/2 inch) have been going strong since the early 80s
I also have a fondness for a Black & Decker Industrial era drill {from just before they re-branded to Dewalt(late 80s?)}.

The Delta/Rockwell drill press I inherited from my grandpa is my favorite drill press, despite its shortcomings, for purely sentimental reasons.
From a purely functional standpoint, I really like the Clausing 2277, although this is really more of a metal working drill press.

If I had to narrow it down to only one, I would say my Milwaukee 224-1 3/8” Holeshooter would be the one I would choose.

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MrRon

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#9 posted 10-08-2011 10:23 PM

I looked at the 3rill on line and it appears it only uses 1/4” hex shank bits. It doesn’t look like it can use straight shank drill bits. (No keyless chuck????) Worthless without the chuck.

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#10 posted 10-08-2011 11:10 PM

Is there no keyless chuck that will fit the hex? I have seen them for makita, would that work for other models? Seems like it should? I like the hex for impact function, but for drilling it is less than ideal.

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thedude50

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#11 posted 10-09-2011 07:32 AM

i have a few sets of drill bits with the hex. i will talk to the guys from Rockwell and inquire about a chuck. In my shop i have over 20 drills and i am a tool whore i know but this little drill is doing very well in early testing. tomorrow the screw and battery life test, I read a bad review on amazon the guy said the shank had bad wobble this is not the case with the 3rill they sent me and it came out of dealer stock. i have to say the impact is strong at 800 inch pounds it really sinks screws and long ones into framing lumber, while i like a chuck very few of us have only one hand drill and i like this too9l so far it hasn’t let me down. i get to use the drills from my stocking from the last 2 Christmastimes I need a new drill press any good ideas for about 500 =650 range i did see a nice little press from porter cable at lowes for 300 it seems a bit light weight though what do you guys think

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thedude50

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#12 posted 10-15-2011 12:09 PM

I want some input on a drill poress in the 500 dollar range any ideas what models i should be looking at. i have looked at the pc at lowes for only 399 it seems ok but is a bit small i was also thinking of a radial head press any input on that

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MrRon

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#13 posted 10-15-2011 07:44 PM

Light weight is out; heavy is a sign of quality in a stationary machine. Look at the Jet DP’s; even the ones from HF.

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thedude50

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#14 posted 10-15-2011 08:11 PM

do you know the model numbers for the jet

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thedude50

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#15 posted 10-30-2011 11:18 AM

Delta 18-900L 18-Inch Laser Drill Press vs the Powermatic pm2800 onyx

I have increased the price point and have decided not to go with a radial head drill press mostly because i cant find one that does what i need and has the radial head feature. I looked at several drill presses and feel i have it down to these 2 and am leaning toward the powermatic. the 90 month warranty and the features seem to be better i need you all to chime in and let me know what you think. i will be making this purchase before the next 30 days pass I am so ready for this new power tool let me know what you guys think PLEASE.

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