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#5067 - 10/30/01 07:12 PM drills
stan Offline

Registered: 08/15/01
Posts: 38
Loc: ky
going to buy a right angle drill .U guys give me some suggestions they are many types.I do mostly residential wirring.

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#5068 - 10/30/01 07:23 PM Re: drills
Fred Offline

Registered: 04/30/01
Posts: 461
Loc: Straughn, IN 47387
If you're talking MAJOR right-angle drill, invest in a Milwaukee Holehawg. Not much it won't eat through if you can hold on.

#5069 - 10/30/01 07:32 PM Re: drills
Bill Addiss Offline

Registered: 10/07/00
Posts: 4196
Loc: NY, USA

I've got a Milwaukee. No complaints (15yrs.)

#5070 - 10/30/01 07:38 PM Re: drills
stan Offline

Registered: 08/15/01
Posts: 38
Loc: ky
whats the cost of the hole hog and is it a good as a regular right handed drill by millw?

#5071 - 10/30/01 07:51 PM Re: drills
bhester Offline

Registered: 05/16/01
Posts: 36
I can get a Milwaukee here for around $269 plus tax,that is drill only no case.

#5072 - 10/30/01 08:18 PM Re: drills
amp-man Offline

Registered: 06/23/01
Posts: 144
Loc: Sacto, California US of A

Get the D-handle right angle Milwaukee, the variable speed one with the removable cord. Easier to replace, and you can get a 25' replacement.

The Hole Hawg isn't as easy to use in my opinion, bad ergonomics. Also the HH is heavier.

The HH has more torque, for sure. Important for a plumber or an industrial/commercial sparky who's going to be drilling a lot of holes for 3" to 6" pipe. In resi, the biggest hole you're gonna punch is for the service entrance mast--and only one per house.

#5073 - 10/30/01 09:43 PM Re: drills
sparky66wv Offline

Registered: 11/17/00
Posts: 2334
Loc: West Virginia
My suggestion is, if you can find one with variable speed, buy it...

I haven't had the pleasure of using one...

[This message has been edited by sparky66wv (edited 10-31-2001).]

#5074 - 10/31/01 03:21 AM Re: drills
sparky Offline

Registered: 10/18/00
Posts: 5545
Porter cable makes a good R-angle. Gets in the tight places. Most R-angles are 7-8 amps , which a HH is anyways. I got a 10A 3/4" Milwakee, next step up from a HH, great for blowing 15A circuits, or workin' out yer 'pecks'.
oh, those dewalt's have a recall i think?!?

[This message has been edited by sparky (edited 10-31-2001).]

#5075 - 10/31/01 07:09 AM Re: drills
ElectricAL Offline

Registered: 10/10/01
Posts: 615
Loc: Minneapolis, MN USA
My vote is for the D - handle right angle variable speed reversing Milwaukee. To this I've added the 30" extension and a 33 degree knuckle for the chuck. If you haven't seen one, the tool (drill and extension) looks like an SST jet and is great for offering kids free dental work for those hard to reach molars. Seriously though, I can shoot a line of parallel holes in wood framing from floor to a 9' ceiling without bending over and without a ladder. The 33 degree knuckle puts my shove at the handle.

The right angle, case and tools are available out of St. Paul for $229 and the extension at $229 with free freight from Tools On Sale (800) 328-0457.
Al Hildenbrand

#5076 - 11/02/01 06:56 PM Re: drills
njelectricmaster Offline

Registered: 04/29/01
Posts: 110
Loc: Lead, South Dakota
Hello From Colorado!!!!

Looks like I am the odd man out this time. I really like my Black and Decker TIMBERWOLF, and the Dewalt version of the same. Lots of tork and power when I need it!

Jon Niemeyer

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