Tool review: Drillnado (5 stars)

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SWMBO and I visited the Indianapolis Woodworking Show today. The first exhibit we stopped at was the "Drillnado" (drillnado.com), a new type of dust collection shroud for the drill press. This thing WORKS. About 30 seconds into the demonstration I told the guy to shut up and take my money.
I just finished installing and testing it. Installation took less than ten minutes, and it worked in my shop just as well as in the demo at the show. The website has a short video of the device in action, and I'll attest that the video is a completely accurate depiction of its actual performance.
$39.95 and IMHO worth every penny.
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On 1/16/16 6:59 PM, Doug Miller wrote:

Can I assume the thing can be pushed upwards out of the way for changing bits?
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On 1/16/2016 7:59 PM, Doug Miller wrote:

When you look at the simplicity of it you have to wonder why it took so long for it to be available. I'll be getting one.
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On 1/17/2016 9:31 AM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:

It looks great and I have been looking for something like this. I drill 100's of 1-3/8" holes to receive Euro style hinges.
Digging a little further on the website it does not recommend using with Forstner bits larger than 1-1/2" as the shavings will clog what appears to be the manifold. I'm wondering if a 1/8" smaller hole, 1-3/8" might be problematic. Drilling that sized hole creates even bigger chunks of debris when drilling MDF.
Have you tried that out yet Doug?
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Forstner, and the unit collected almost 100% of the chips.
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instead of being sucked up through the manifold and into the dust collector -- the chips are just too big.
OTOH, it's easier to dump the bellows out into the wastebasket than to sweep up chips that have gone flying all over the shop.
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On 1/17/2016 3:41 PM, Doug Miller wrote:

Ohhhhhhh, so close...

On a few probably, I often do 10+ holes at a time, I'm afraid the bellows would fill up too often.... So my wife keeps her job of holding the 4" DC hose next to the bit. ;~)
BUT THANKS for the follow up!
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Leon wrote:

I can tell you from some experience that not all wives are so accommodating. : )

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On 1/17/2016 5:06 PM, Bill wrote:

Have you not filled your home with furniture that you have built? That might be the problem. ;~)
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Leon wrote:

Yes, I thought of that. I almost have that "broken bathroom tile" adhered back to the wall. The pieces of the tile are glued together, I just need to scrub the adhesive off the wall and finish the job! Let's see if I can get it done tomorrow...
Bill
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Tell her you would already be finished if you had someone to hold the vac hose to suck up the adhesive as you scrub it off. :-)
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Leon wrote:

She doesn't understand that "companionship" on these sort of chores goes a long way. But then she brings up things like laundry... ; )
Anyway, this is a good reminder of this task that I could do today!
Bill
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On 1/17/2016 4:41 PM, Doug Miller wrote:

I wonder if it would be different with a slightly slower feed or a slightly stronger pull on the vacuum.
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I tried a slower feed, and that only seemed to make the problem worse.
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On Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:41:19 -0000 (UTC)

if i had to sweep up the chips maybe it makes sense but the shop vac takes a few seconds also if the chips are flying all over the shop you probably have the rpms set too high on your drill press
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On Sun, 17 Jan 2016 10:31:12 -0500

drillnado is marketed to dazzle clueless noobs
if you can't dazzle them with brilliance baffle them with bullshit
there is a sucker born every minute p t barnum
a foole & his money be soone at debate which after with sorow repents him too late thomas tusser 1573
smh
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Warning: autoplaying video on that site.
Once set up, how long does it take to take the thing off and put it back on? I use my drill press for both wood and metal, so I'd need to take it off for drilling metal.
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On 1/17/2016 11:12 AM, Puckdropper wrote:

It appears that the manifold remains attached and you simply remove the bellows. That probably only takes a few seconds. Further they recommend not using the DC to suck up metal shavings. You could leave everything in place and simply not turn on the collector.
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They're talking sense there. Metal doesn't always come off in chips, but often comes off in long strings that could easily clog a DC pipe. Also, they tend to come off quite hot, which could melt the bellows.
Since the bellows pops off in just a few seconds, I can gain the benefit of chip collection without losing the versatility of the drill press.
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