Back when I was with a previous employer, we used in the residential field a drill that had a long neck, approx 4' between the motor and the chuck. The chuck was mounted at a 45 deg angle on the end of the neck. This enabled us to drill most, if not all, of the house from the floor without needing a ladder. I am now searching for one of those drills. Can anyone provide me with a maker of this tool? Maybe provide me with a URL? I tried milwaulkee thinking they are the maker of the drill but could not find it on their website.
HCE727, I was going to give you the benefit of the doubt by checking out this P&R drill, but after searching I can only find their name and address. I have not seen ony of their line. I must say, after 18 years in the trade, and a lifelong tool hound, I have never even heard of them.
That being said, the Milwaukee extension drill is the coolest thing since.....well..since the drill was invented. Drilling up, down, across ceilings. This drill is a HUGE time(and back)saver! About the only thing I could ever complain about is storing it in a van.
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein
Re: Long Reach Drill Search#60153 12/24/0509:53 AM12/24/0509:53 AM
Speedy, I have one and it is great,trust me. It is better than the Milwaulkee. I have used both. I checked around on the net and could not find it either. I know who carries them though. Harboc Electrical Supply, 215-747-7800. I store mine in the ceiling of my van with two 3/4 mini's with butterfly nuts for easy access.