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Bill Gruby

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Found this today at a machine sale. 3/4 chuck. It's looks new, well kept. $20.00. No machines though. Someone bought the lot yesterday.

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Excellent find they don't make them much better than Milwaukee, with the portable drill stand they become even more useful.
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Good ol arm buster. Nice find, Bill.
 

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Be careful with that drill, if it catches with your finger on the trigger it will hurt you.:whiteflag:
 

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Be careful with that drill, if it catches with your finger on the trigger it will hurt you.:whiteflag:
Been there ; Done that. I had one quite some time ago. Broke my finger once, only once. You don't need one often, but when you do, you are glad to have it.

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Weighs in at 16 lbs. and start torque will twist it right out of your hands.

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Was running one of those once with a 18" long, 1 1/4" electricians auger, three steps up the ladder. Hit a nail plate on the hidden far side. Wound me up, sucked me off the ladder with my hand on the trigger pinned against a stud. When the carpenters tired of the view one of them finally unplugged the drill. Drill was fine, me, not so fine. Gotta respect 'em!
 

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those are the models where you want to make sure the ground plug is intact, I personally hate hole hawgs by Milwaukee for drilling with auger bits, which is why I used a bunch of cheap 3/4 spade bits and a faster vsr drill to drill out studs when I run nmc or cat5 cable , the holes come out cleaner too. I agree you got to have respect for those things, but I rather use my trusty skilsaw with the guard pinned up all day then drill with one of those. I seen to many guys get twisted on the hidden nails, especially here in CA where they shear panel so many walls now a days and nails are practically unavoidable.

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I'm scared to death of those & the older I get the more scared I get
 

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They are intimidating Charley, but useful even if you only need it once. I have core drills to use with this one. My son-in-law loves it. He used it today to cut a 6 inch hole thru 10 inches of concrete with Blue Stone in it. He wouldn't say ho long it took, but I doubt it took too long as I let him use a new unused Core Drill. I'll bet the diamond core drill ate it right up. Blue Stone is tough stuff.

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Reminded me of this:

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I have a real powerful Porter Cable industrial quality 1/2" drill I bought back before they went into cheap stuff. It is geared down to 850 RPM. I was drilling 3/4" holes in big bronze castings when making a full size 18th. C. repro fire engine. The first hole I drilled

grabbed the bronze and it's a good thing I had quick reflexes!! After that,I quit being too hasty,and ground the flutes go the bit vertical for about 1/32". Then,it did not grab the bronze. I still have that drill today. It is pretty much a normal sized drill but with a side handle.
 

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Tony, after what just transpired that made my day. Got any more?

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I have a simeller milwaukee drill. That thing will turn the world.
 

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Tony, after what just transpired that made my day. Got any more?

"Billy G"

Actually, I think I do. Some time back an uncle sent me a bunch of tool "commercials". I'll see if I can find them.
 

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I had a 1/2" that I was just a little scared of... Then I got this 1"....

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