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Angle Drill / Makita Drill (Merged)

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Emiliano Achaval, May 26, 2020.

  1. Dave Hulett

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    simple solution: My dewalt batteires recharge in about 30 minutes.... but I have three of them! so I'm never out
     
  2. Chuck Lobaito

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    what about the Guivere?
     
  3. Emiliano Achaval

    Emiliano Achaval Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm so impressed by my new Makita drill. I wish I bought it years ago! I have been woodturning for about 25 years, always had angle drills. The Sioux was my first one of many. The handle on the drill made my job of sanding a large Koa natural edge bowl today super easy. Cut the sanding time by almost a third. Total control without getting tired. I now have 3 angled drills and the Makita. It's also built super solid. Exudes quality. OK I better stop, sounds like I'm in love. Aloha.
     
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  4. Ron Borowicz

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    Emiliano, sounds good. I can't tell if this is another angle drill or... Care to share a model number?
     
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  5. Ron Vasser

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    I just bought the Milwaukee angle drill and if I remember correctly you have one of those. How do they compare?
     
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  6. Donovan Bailey

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    Great news. I'll look into getting one when my current set looks like they are about to give up the ghost. Small thing but...for $200+ I would think that they would at least give us a keyless chuck.
     
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  7. Dennis J Gooding

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    Congratulations Emiliano. Richard Raffin recommended one to me about 20 years ago. He said that it was the first drill he had found that would stand up to the rigors and dust of sanding. Mine is still going strong.
     
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  8. Dennis J Gooding

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    A keyless chuck comes at the price of a larger diameter, which can be a problem sometimes.
     
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  9. Donovan Bailey

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    Let's just say that we agree to disagree. I have a 3/8 angle without and a 3/8 keyless angle...and I just looked and I see no difference whatsoever. I'd convert it to a keyless but the center screw in the chuck is tight to the point that I'd have to take a blow torch to it to melt the screw out or maybe put in a little taste of dynamite. I might try both methods.
     
  10. Don Wattenhofer

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    That screw in the center of the chuck may be a left hand thread. If the reason you want the keyless chuck is for quick change get a twist lock mandrel and multiple foam pads then mark the grit on the side of each pad, that is much quicker.
     
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  11. Dennis J Gooding

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    Maybe I spoke too generally, but I noticed that the keyed chuck on my Makita right-angle unit is much smaller than the keyless chuck of my Makita pistol grip drill/driver.
     
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  12. Emiliano Achaval

    Emiliano Achaval Administrator Staff Member

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    I also have the Milwaukee angle drill. I just took it to town, it´s getting fixed. It is a great drill. I would give it an 8 and the Makita gets a 10.
     
  13. Emiliano Achaval

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    I will try to take a picture today. The angle is about 90 degrees on this one...
     
  14. Donovan Bailey

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    Left handed thread...man, I hope you are correct. While we are on "hope"...I wish I was smart enough to have thought to have tried this is the first place. Thanks.
     
  15. Emiliano Achaval

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    Got a picture off Amazon. Used it again today, love it.
     

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  16. Bill Boehme

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    I merged the Makita Drill thread into the Angle Drill Thread since it is a continuation of the same topic.
     
  17. Emiliano Achaval

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    I should have known that I was too emotionally excited about the drill, I could not think straight. LOL
     
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  18. hockenbery

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    For advanced user only :)

    I put my little finger under the paddle to act as a speed control.
     
  19. Glenn Lefley

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    Went out to my shop thinking 88760AEA-0A47-47E6-9A1A-62A4CDFBD832.jpeg I got an angle drill. Nope to big, good for 48” bowls only, weighs almost 12 lbs.
     
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  20. robo hippy

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    Emiliano, and every one else, I posted this a while back. This took took over half of the 'work' out of sanding bowls for me. Ideal configuration will be hooking up a mandril on the end of it, and/or on the joint, and run a flex shaft that is hooked up to a mini lathe or a 3/4 to 1 hp variable speed motor. As I say in the video, I don't know how I survived sanding all of my bowls without it... The Fordam flex shaft system just doesn't have the power to run 3 inch discs for any length of time. Not sure if the Makita you show would have the power to run the Fordom flex shaft or not. I thought about the Milwaukee Hole Hog, but it didn't seem to have variable speed or a lock on the speed control, and having used one in my days in construction, I understand why....


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnhdZh2Ens8


    robo hippy
     
  21. Emiliano Achaval

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    @hockenbery mentioned that he has speed control with the Makita drill by placing his finger under the paddle. I forgot to mention that the new model has a speed control knob. Another great feature.
     

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  22. Emiliano Achaval

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    What a great contraption Robo!
     
  23. hockenbery

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    Mine has a screw knob in paddle too I just find that sliding a finger under the paddle is a lot faster
     

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