My corded portable drill died the other day, with a horrible grinding noise.
My first thought was a disintregrating bearing, but disassembly showed
numerous missing teeth on the final drive gear. I bought it about ten or
twelve years ago, and I've *definitely*
gotten my money's worth out of it. It
wasn't real expensive to begin with, so replacement seems to be more practical
than attempting to repair it (if parts are even available).
I have a Bosch cordless that I'm real happy with, but it's nice to have the
higher torque and unlimited power supply of a corded drill sometimes. I also
figure that you can't have too many drills... so it's time to buy a
replacement. My primary uses for a corded drill are home repair or remodeling
applications such as boring holes through floors or joists, running hole saws,
and occasional drilling of masonry for anchors.
Any recommendations from the group, either WRT what to buy, or what to avoid,
would be greatly appreciated.
Doug Miller (alphageek-at-milmac-dot-com)
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