The best answer I can give you is that I have been able to burn out standard Milwalkee right angle drills, but not my trusty hole-hawg. It is more difficult to control when the bit encounters one of those nasty shiny things the carpenters throw all over the floor than the right angle jobs however.
Re: hole hawg or ridgid drill??#67192 06/29/0607:30 PM06/29/0607:30 PM
What kind of abuse are you giving to burn out (more than one?) right angles?
Even with sever abuse, I have only ever seen one go to the shop for new brushes, and it was 20 years old.... My personal one gets a lot of use, and only 10 years old. The only problem I have is loosing the chuck key...
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Re: hole hawg or ridgid drill??#67193 06/29/0607:51 PM06/29/0607:51 PM
depends on what kind of drilling you are doing. If you are just trying to get through joists and plates with a 3/4 to 1" ship auger style bit, then you cant go wrong with a 1/2" Makita. This is not the right angle version, I have used them for my 20 years in the trade. Also works for larger hole saws etc.
Re: hole hawg or ridgid drill??#67195 06/29/0611:19 PM06/29/0611:19 PM
I'm with Scott35 on this. All through my apprenticeship and afterwards I used an Auger Bit (kept sharp under the Tradesmans directions) on the end of a Metabo Drill unit. My advice to anyone new to using a drill, is watch what you are doing, don't be distracted and start off slowly, speed up as the screw bites the wood. If I can give you one piece of advice, make sure you don't hit the trigger lock. I'm still missing skin off of my knuckles, 12 years later. Drills are the single most dangerous tools for apprentices, DYK?.
Re: hole hawg or ridgid drill??#67198 06/30/0605:34 AM06/30/0605:34 AM