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#49162 - 02/28/05 06:48 PM "Drilling Wand"
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Does anyone have any information on an item called "the wand" that went on the end of a hole hawg drill, approx. 36-48" in length and had a hex end and the other end had a chuck on it to put an auger bit in it. They say they used it back in the 60's-early 70's for drilling out houses. I have seen something similar that Milwaukee has that is a right angle drive kit but you have to remove the chuck and I don't think it works with the hole hawg drill. Please help if you have any information?
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#49163 - 02/28/05 07:18 PM Re: "Drilling Wand"
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I don't know about "the wand", but we have some overhead drills that are a Milwaukee Hole Shooter with a 30" extention and a 33 degree angle chuck on the end. I like it for overhead and regular drilling.
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#49164 - 02/28/05 07:29 PM Re: "Drilling Wand"
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#49165 - 02/28/05 08:25 PM Re: "Drilling Wand"
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Hey thanks Electric Eagle, but I think you have to use a d-handle drill with that one. Not sure if it would work with the Hole Hawg.
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#49166 - 03/01/05 08:08 PM Re: "Drilling Wand"
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Yes, it works with the D Handle Hole Shooter, not a Hole Hawg. It would be very uncomfortable to use something like that with hole hawg. You'd have to hole the drill almost upside down to drill throgh floor joist.
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#49167 - 03/01/05 09:26 PM Re: "Drilling Wand"
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Oh how I miss the days of playing air-guitar with one of those..... (The Millwakee version) Oh the fun we had.

I think I drilled 5000 holes in single five story building with one during the summer of '94.

It was love I tell you.... A nice sharp bit, with a file at ready.... No bending, no climbing a ladder. Just enough torque on low to go though 12" of lumber with a 7/8th " hole. And not having to stumble like an ape after work from all that bending and climbing.

Now..... the key to this item is not bending or clibing! After you drill all of these wonderfully easy to drill holes, you now need to put wire in them. I suggest straightened coat hanger, or #12 cieling wire as a leader for your MC or NM is just the ticket to aim for your hole from the ground without having to climb or bend. (#12 copper is too soft and will bend before you get it to the hole.) if it weren't for boxes and cans, you might not have to climb a ladder at all.....

I say buy one!
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