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Old 07-06-2008, 01:46 PM   #1
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Im looking for a cordless drill that I can use with my barley crusher anyone have any suggestions?


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Old 07-06-2008, 02:17 PM   #2
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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.


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Old 07-06-2008, 02:19 PM   #3
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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
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+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
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:32 PM   #5
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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.
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Old 07-06-2008, 02:53 PM   #6
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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)

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Old 07-06-2008, 03:26 PM   #7
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+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.

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


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