If you cannot drill a reasonably straight hole in a piece of wood then try
gardening, birdwatching or the like . You certainly do not need to involved
with anything requiring any skill whatsoever,you will pose a danger to
yourself and waste the time of a bunch of people who do have some skills.
Practice. Use a pair of short engineer's squares to help
if you can't eye 90 degrees well. You'll learn.
Some drills, like my cheapo Ryobi, come with bullseye levels
on their ends. The batteries are shot after two years, but
new ones are $25. The entire kit (drill motor, circular saw,
2 battery packs, charger, and case) was only $99 at Home Despot.
Q: To the group, are there any 14.4v gel cell packs around
which I could adapt to a belt-held power supply?
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You can buy a "good" battery pack (actually, have yours rebuilt) for $40 +
shipping. Mine are nearing dead a little more very week. I'll probably get
a better drill. Already replaced the switch for $25. I do find the saw
handy at times though.
If you want a gel cell to last for lots of recharge cycles, they
can't be fully discharged. In fact, some only allow 20%-50%
discharge if you want it to last more than a couple of hundred
cycles. Hence, they aren't "efficient" in a weight and capacity
sense. If you want, say 4Ah of usable power, you need an 8Ah
battery to allow 50% discharge on each cycle.
I'd recommend NiMH. If you want lots of capacity, find a dozen
C or D size cells and put them in series (up to 6.5Ah in D last
I checked, though even AA will give you more than 2Ah nowadays).
That'll give you 14.4V and will allow you over 90% discharge.
Just make sure that you keep all 12 batteries at the same state
of charge - ie, never mix fully charged and partially charged
batteries in the same pack.
Exactly , you do it by eye. If you cannot drill a reasonably straight hole
how can do a simple cutoff with a handsaw ,cut a mortice ,cut dovetails etc
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