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Old 09-02-2012, 12:31 AM   #1
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I have a Corona-style drill. I think it's actually a Victoria. It works well enough by hand, but my drill smokes when I use it to mill. I tried getting a corded Black & Decker with 7 amps and a low speed, but it also smoked.

I'd like to know what drills folks have successfully used specifically on a Corona-style mill. I've seen some posts out there on various forums, but it's never clear to me of they were used on a roller mill or Corona.

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Old 09-02-2012, 12:41 AM   #2
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I use the $99 18v Porter cable cordless. It uses about 1.5 batteries per recipe, and works really well. I've used it for about 20 batches, but my buddy has a corded dewalt with a handle on the side that chews through it without slowing down
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:25 AM   #3
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I use a really old craftsman corded drill my friend had lying around.

 
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:45 AM   #4
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Your best bet is one advertised as low speed and high torque. I have a harbor freight drill on my roller mill. I always hand cranked my Victoria though. http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-hal...ill-93632.html
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Old 09-03-2012, 06:48 AM   #5
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3/8" dewalt corded
never has a problem with the mill

 
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:38 PM   #6
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Your best bet is one advertised as low speed and high torque. http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-hal...ill-93632.html
This. It's all about the torque. I burned out a couple of cheap high speed, low torque drills that I had lying around before I broke down and bought a high torque drill.

 
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Old 09-04-2012, 02:12 PM   #7
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http://www.harborfreight.com/1-2-hal...ill-47991.html

This one works pretty well...I'd wait for a sale, usually about 35 bucks on sale.

 
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