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    I picked one of these up at Lowes today. It was $20 but if it works good will be worth every penny. How many times working in a small speaker cabinet this would come in handy. It has a hex head tip and it will except screw driver tips as well as hex head drill bits.

    Milescraft Drive 90



    About an hour before I picked that up I was in Home Depot and picked this one up.



    I may have to keep it as well.

    Dave
    http://www.pellegreneacoustics.com/

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    Re: A pretty cool angel drill attachment

    yep, then you get bored with these two, there are always more.:D
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      Re: A pretty cool angel drill attachment

      So which one costs more?

      Which do you like best?

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        Re: A pretty cool angel drill attachment

        Originally posted by marvin View Post
        So which one costs more?

        Which do you like best?
        They both cost just under $20. Depends where you get them. I just tried out the small one and the only thing I don't like about it is the hex chuck doesn't lock the bit in like a hex head drill does. That's not a problem other then pulling a drill bit back out of the hole the bit comes out. Not really a big deal. I haven't tried the larger one with the chuck head yet.
        Last weekend I put the drivers in one of my Panhead speakers. I had a hard time getting a stubby screwdriver in the space let alone turn it. Then I had no way of predrilling holes. I spent about an hour mounting the drivers from the back with brackets I made up. I just went down using the angle head and did it in about 15 minutes. All ready paid for itself in my opinion.
        The smaller angled one I think will work much better inside speakers. The other one would probably work better on larger holes and screws but requires more room.

        Dave
        http://www.pellegreneacoustics.com/

        Trench Seam Method for MDF
        https://picasaweb.google.com/101632266659473725850

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          Re: A pretty cool angel drill attachment

          Yeah, fudging blindly in speaker boxes with stubby screwdrivers isn't very fun. I may have to look into getting one of those. Honestly, any tool that gets a thumbs up from you Dave is a safe bet in my book. I'm just a hobbyist, my tools hardly get touched compared to someone who uses them everyday for 8-10 hours. If you say a tool is good, then it is good.
          Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

          Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
          Twitter: @undefinition1

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          • #6
            Re: A pretty cool angel drill attachment

            Harbor Freight sells one just like the one that R-carpenter showed. They're actually very good -- but of course I only buy Snap On, Matco, and so on. :o



            It takes more room than the first Milescraft Dave pointed out...
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              Re: A pretty cool angel drill attachment

              I actually broke 2 $15 deals from HD. Gears are very weak. They heat up and lock up from prolonged use. Haven't tried SnapOn but Milwaukee have been good to me for a year or so.
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                Re: A pretty cool angel drill attachment

                Originally posted by r-carpenter View Post
                I actually broke 2 $15 deals from HD. Gears are very weak. They heat up and lock up from prolonged use. Haven't tried SnapOn but Milwaukee have been good to me for a year or so.
                Prolong use! What on earth would you be doing that would require that kind of use on an angle drill. I usually get a hand full of times it would be handy a year. Speaker cabs are 90% of that. Your not mixing drywall mud with it are you? LOL
                The small Milescraft worked pretty good on the small screws and drill bits I used but I wouldn't try to run anything large with it. I'm sure the gears wouldn't hold up. The larger one Seams to have a smoother gear set up in it but I really can't say how it will hold up. I was a little thrown by the chuck key it came with. I just assumed everything but large drills came chuckles these days.


                Thanks Paul, but you give me way to much credit.
                Dave
                http://www.pellegreneacoustics.com/

                Trench Seam Method for MDF
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                  Re: A pretty cool angel drill attachment

                  Originally posted by davepellegrene View Post
                  Prolong use! What on earth would you be doing that would require that kind of use on an angle drill. I usually get a hand full of times it would be handy a year. Speaker cabs are 90% of that. Your not mixing drywall mud with it are you? LOL
                  No No.
                  One I burned out installing cabinets... lots of them. Gears snapped and of cause on the last cabinet.
                  The other one I've "used" with the ratcheting driver and #12 screws. Didn't last very long. :rolleyes:
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