On Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:11:25 +0000 (UTC), John Doe
I would have thought you'd just pedal-start and then engage the motor.
I realize it's a different thing, but I rode a Solex moped for a year
around Lausanne, Switzerland when I was a student there, and it was
pedal-start. Very simple: no clutch, no starter cord, and it worked
I've taken to drilling in the highest clutch setting for most holes. If
the drill bit catches, the drill won't try to twist my hand off. When I
need a the extra to get through the hole, it's a simple click over to drill
FWIW, most the holes I drill are less than 1/4".
Scratch that last comment... Now that I've stopped to think a little more
about what actually causes most issues, it's probably the 1/2"+ holes
drilled with spade bits.
While the drill is not likely to actually hurt me if the bit catches, I'd
rather have the chuck slip instead of my hand suddenly move.
On 19 Jul 2015 02:32:16 GMT, Puckdropper
Even a 1/2" spade bit... But I get your point. I wasn't thinking
about spade bits (rarely use them) and they can get rather large. I
still don't use the clutch, though. I don't believe I've ever used
the clutch on any of my drills.
Yeah, I was just trying to think of what else you might do with
a cordless drill that would need more torque. It didn't occur
to me he'd be using it as a motor for some other device.
FWIW, I leave my cordless drills in the locked position always.
If I need to put a screw in with care, I do it by hand.
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