Happy HolidaySs Giveaway - Winners Re-Re-Re-Re-Drawn - 24 hours to Claim!

Get your HBT Growlers, Shirts and Membership before the Rush!


Home Brew Forums > Home Brewing Beer > Equipment/Sanitation > I'm looking for a drill
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 07-06-2008, 02:46 PM   #1
killian
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: western/central new york
Posts: 1,485
Liked 2 Times on 2 Posts
Likes Given: 4

Default I'm looking for a drill

Im looking for a cordless drill that I can use with my barley crusher anyone have any suggestions?

__________________

damn I gotta brew something

killian is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2008, 03:17 PM   #2
RichBrewer
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
RichBrewer's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Denver, Colorado
Posts: 5,767
Liked 85 Times on 41 Posts
Likes Given: 76

Default

I would actually get an inexpensive corded drill. You never have to worry about the batteries being dead. It's especially bad if you don't use the drill for an extended period of time. It is frustrating when you have to wait for batteries to charge.

__________________

Cheers,
Rich

RichBrewer is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2008, 03:19 PM   #3
eriktlupus
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
eriktlupus's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Cereal City, USA
Posts: 2,654
Liked 10 Times on 8 Posts

Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by RichBrewer View Post
I would actually get an inexpensive corded drill. You never have to worry about the batteries being dead. It's especially bad if you don't use the drill for an extended period of time. It is frustrating when you have to wait for batteries to charge.
+1 on this also the corded drill will turn easier than a cordless
__________________

primary1 :UTOPIA BABY(still searching for it)
secondary:middling bastard ipa
kegged:simcoe blonde, crystal pale ale, yellow jacket golden ale, lemon shandy blonde
DRINKIN DAWG BREWERY
LET'S GO RED WINGS


join michigan mashers here

extraction calculator
grains in pounds(G) X 36(average points per gallon of grains) / batch size in gallons(g) = maximum efficiency(ME)
OG / ME = brewhouse efficiency

eriktlupus is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2008, 03:28 PM   #4
SporkD2
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 748
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

+1 Get an inexpensive corded drill and make it your primary barely crusher drill. I am going to mount mine on some wood and nail down my barley crusher so I can take all the work out of crushing it. My wrist starts to hurt after 15# of grain using my cordless

__________________
SporkD2 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2008, 03:32 PM   #5
k1v1116
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Posts: 971
Liked 3 Times on 3 Posts

Default

If you only want it for the barley crush go with every one else's advice, but if you think you might want something for other uses try a Makita Ive had both their drills and impact drivers all cordless and they last a long time both the tool and the batteries, they have good torque and ergonomics.

__________________
k1v1116 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2008, 03:53 PM   #6
BeerCanuck
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
BeerCanuck's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: St Catharines
Posts: 506
Liked 1 Times on 1 Posts
Likes Given: 1

Default

I bought a "store brand" 18 volt 2 battery drill with a one year in store return policy. Its was 1/3 the price of a dewalt and exchanging a bad battery should not be an issue;


I have a corded drill but I am a bit apprehensive at running the barley crusher at a higher than specked RPM (600 RPM vs 200 RPM.. dont wants to wear out the bearings in the Barley Crusher)

Cheers
BeerCanuck

__________________
BeerCanuck is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2008, 04:26 PM   #7
Nwcw2001
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Superior, CO
Posts: 268
Liked 4 Times on 4 Posts

Default

+1 for the corded drill. The corded drill has much better torque then a cheap cordless drill. You can craigslist a corded drill for next to nothing. You just lock the trigger down and then just plug it in to a power strip and then you have a n on and off switch and don't have to hold onto the drill while you pour in the grain.

John

__________________
Nwcw2001 is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2008, 05:46 PM   #8
Chriso
Broken Robot Brewing Co.
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
Chriso's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Someplace, Nebraska
Posts: 4,718
Liked 72 Times on 63 Posts
Likes Given: 129

Default

picked up a "Tool Shop" $15 corded drill from Menards yesterday - AVOID this model. Speed is too high, and torque is too low. Motor started smoking within 15 sec of trying to crush.


is what I bought

Wound up pouring the grain back out, reattaching the handle, and doing it by hand.

Multiple someones on here have mentioned the Ridgid brand from Home Depot as being good.

__________________
BROKEN ROBOT BREWING CO.

Chriso || SMaSH Brewers, Unite! || Nebraska Brewers! || Lincoln Lagers Brew Club
"You have just experienced the paradigm shift that is....all grain brewing." - BierMuncher
Chriso is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2008, 09:34 PM   #9
Bobby_M
Vendor and Brewer
HBT_SPONSOR.png
Vendor Ads 
Feedback Score: 2 reviews
 
Bobby_M's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Whitehouse Station, NJ
Posts: 22,249
Liked 1056 Times on 704 Posts
Likes Given: 28

Default

Dewalt XRP series.

__________________
BrewHardware.com has a new website. Please check it out and let me know what you think!
New 100% Stainless Steel Heating Elements are IN!
Chugger Pumps, Pump Kits, Camlocks, Sightglasses, Clear USA made Silicone Tubing, RIMS, Electric Install Parts, etc. Did you know we are also now a full service homebrew shop selling malt, hops, yeast (Wyeast), etc?
Bobby_M is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 07-06-2008, 09:53 PM   #10
budbo
Beer is good
HBT_LIFETIMESUPPORTER.png
Feedback Score: 0 reviews
 
budbo's Avatar
Recipes 
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: La Plata, MD
Posts: 2,264
Liked 6 Times on 4 Posts
Likes Given: 9

Default

Go to Lowe's/Home Depot and get the cheapest you can find

__________________
budbo is offline
 
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply



Quick Reply
Message:
Options
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
This is not a drill... freddyb Other 33 09-07-2012 08:16 PM
Drill baby drill Pumbaa Debate Forum 6 01-08-2012 03:05 AM
Need advice - To drill or not to drill Snafu Kegerators and Keezers 3 02-28-2011 09:28 PM
Keezer: To Drill or Not to Drill.. Yet Kplum Kegerators and Keezers 11 03-15-2010 02:58 AM
Where to drill my pot stevea1210 Equipment/Sanitation 3 02-21-2009 01:32 AM



Newest Threads

LATEST SPONSOR DEALS