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megalomani 05-02-2012 01:44 AM

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Thanks to everyone's advise and the good folks of BrewHardware and Bargain Fittings my pots/kettle are finally pimped.

Low RPM is the way to go for sure but as stated above you need the torque to keep the bit moving. My problems of past were related to faulty battery cell which must have caused lack of torque or my arms were too tired to apply enough pressure.

Here is the drill I bought as a replacement:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_118433-67702...ductId=1006139

The DeWalt is likely much better. Still the Hitachi however was under $40 and had a speed control dial so you don't have to rely completely on trigger pressure. Other than brewing projects, I don't do a lot of work to need a really nice drill.

I only got a corded drill because this drill had what I was looking for and wasn't much more than a replacement battery. I don't have any application where I would need to be cordless anyway.

Thanks everyone for helping me get this done.


megalomani 05-02-2012 01:44 AM

2 Attachment(s)

Thanks to everyone's advise and the good folks of BrewHardware and Bargain Fittings my pots/kettle are finally pimped.

Low RPM is the way to go for sure but as stated above you need the torque to keep the bit moving. My problems of past were related to faulty battery cell which must have caused lack of torque or my arms were too tired to apply enough pressure.

Here is the drill I bought as a replacement:
http://www.lowes.com/pd_118433-67702...ductId=1006139

The DeWalt is likely much better. Still the Hitachi however was under $40 and had a speed control dial so you don't have to rely completely on trigger pressure. Other than brewing projects, I don't do a lot of work to need a really nice drill.

I only got a corded drill because this drill had what I was looking for and wasn't much more than a replacement battery. I don't have any application where I would need to be cordless anyway.

Thanks everyone for helping me get this done.



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