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stbnj 03-10-2012 08:52 PM

Drill for Cereal Killer
 
I need a recommendation for a drill to use with the cereal killer or if someone could just post the specs of theirs that would be great. I have a 9v black and decker that won't move it at all. I borrowed a friends 18v drill and that did not work so well. I was able to get it to work a little by hitting it in spurts and only doing like a handful of grain at a time but I could not just fill the hopper and go. My mill is at the factory settings and so far my efficiency has been in the 80's as opposed to 72-75 with the LHBS crush. I have a harbor freight near me so something from them would be helpful.

iWillbrew 03-11-2012 03:29 AM

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Originally Posted by stbnj
I need a recommendation for a drill to use with the cereal killer or if someone could just post the specs of theirs that would be great. I have a 9v black and decker that won't move it at all. I borrowed a friends 18v drill and that did not work so well. I was able to get it to work a little by hitting it in spurts and only doing like a handful of grain at a time but I could not just fill the hopper and go. My mill is at the factory settings and so far my efficiency has been in the 80's as opposed to 72-75 with the LHBS crush. I have a harbor freight near me so something from them would be helpful.

I would go to a big box store or a tool warehouse and get an electric drill that has probably a half inch drive that plugs in....i would venture to say that will handle what u need

iWillbrew 03-11-2012 03:33 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stbnj
I need a recommendation for a drill to use with the cereal killer or if someone could just post the specs of theirs that would be great. I have a 9v black and decker that won't move it at all. I borrowed a friends 18v drill and that did not work so well. I was able to get it to work a little by hitting it in spurts and only doing like a handful of grain at a time but I could not just fill the hopper and go. My mill is at the factory settings and so far my efficiency has been in the 80's as opposed to 72-75 with the LHBS crush. I have a harbor freight near me so something from them would be helpful.

Mine is a dewalt and can handle just about anything. And it was under $100 about 6 years ago. Bosch also makes great equipment and tools...come to think of it i would go with the bosch

pelipen 03-11-2012 05:45 AM

An 18 volt didn't work? I run my monster mill with a 14.4 v craftsman with a nearly shot battery.

mountainman13 03-11-2012 06:50 AM

DeWalt FTW! My 18v will tear through 20+ lbs of grain and have more than enough battery left to do manly stuff like cut a tree down with the recip saw from the same set.

Tandor 03-11-2012 12:31 PM

I have the cereal killer and used my 19.2v Craftsman drill. I did adjust the gap though.

stevehaun 03-11-2012 02:08 PM

I use this:
http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/electric-drills/1-2-half-inch-heavy-duty-spade-handle-drill-93632.html
This would work also:
http://www.harborfreight.com/power-tools/electric-drills/1-2-half-inch-variable-speed-reversible-d-handle-drill-47991.html

stbnj 03-12-2012 12:36 AM

Thanks everyone! I am not sure if maybe the gap it too tight and that's why it is so tough to turn but my crush looks good and I've been hitting about 82% efficiency on my last few brews using the cereal killer. I will have to get one of these before my next brew day.


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