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#60144 - 12/23/05 11:39 AM Long Reach Drill Search  
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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.

Thanks for any help

Dave


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#60145 - 12/23/05 01:09 PM Re: Long Reach Drill Search  
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Is this what you are looking for?
[Linked Image]
http://www.toolup.com/productInfo.asp?Single=yes&ID=48-06-2860&Man=Milwaukee

[This message has been edited by caselec (edited 12-23-2005).]


Curt Swartz

#60146 - 12/23/05 01:51 PM Re: Long Reach Drill Search  
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You just reminded me of why I hang out here... now I've seen everything!

Merry Christmas to all,
John


#60147 - 12/23/05 02:00 PM Re: Long Reach Drill Search  
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Very useful tool. Buy one, you will like it.


#60148 - 12/23/05 02:38 PM Re: Long Reach Drill Search  
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That is it. They one we would use had a cord, but that one will work great...

Thanks


Dave


#60149 - 12/23/05 03:26 PM Re: Long Reach Drill Search  
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The drill motor is not included. It is just shown as an example. I think the attachment can be used with pretty much and Milwaukee D-handle or right angle drill.

Curt


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#60150 - 12/23/05 10:47 PM Re: Long Reach Drill Search  
Larry Fine  Offline
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Richmond, VA
I have that extension. It's about 30" long, and the end is 33 deg. Unlike the 90 deg. angled head that comes with the drill, the 33 deg. angled head has a 1:1 ratio.

One of the handiest uses, besides both verticle and horizontal drilling overhead, is drilling down through a floor plate. The angle helps you miss the perimeter joists.


Larry Fine
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#60151 - 12/24/05 01:48 AM Re: Long Reach Drill Search  
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That milwaulkee extension is too big, the one that you want to get is the Danielson Drill Extension by Price and Rutzebeck


Hank

#60152 - 12/24/05 09:46 AM Re: Long Reach Drill Search  
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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.


Speedy Petey

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." -Albert Einstein

#60153 - 12/24/05 10:53 AM Re: Long Reach Drill Search  
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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.


Hank

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