Useful info on drills

Discussion in 'Repair Shop' started by RVA, Jul 5, 2018.

  1. Thatbastarddon

    Thatbastarddon Ambastardon

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    No challenge perceived sir. Just befuddled at the dilemma.
    I mean, we choose our tools...wisely or not. We learn from our own experiences.
    Just as long as we get the job done.
     
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  2. Don O

    Don O Ambassador of Tri-Power

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    When it comes down to it, it's just drilling a frigging hole (did ya forget about those greenlee punches?). Good discussion, as we all had opinions. But in the end would ya rather have a 60's, no frills Strat, or a modern wiz bang guitar (just yanking your chain) :LOL:
     
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  3. RVA

    RVA Ambassador of Luthier Affairs Administrator

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    Definitely making more of this topic than generally waranted, but that is the nature of a forum, I think!

    There are many good points and opnions here, all from which I have benefited. As it stands, I would not chase bells and whistles, but I have not seen anyone justify this fear of a variable speed drill motor failing. They are certainly not new, and are known to be very reliable, so I see no reason to shy away from them in favor of a less flexible belt sytem.
     
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  4. gasket

    gasket Ambassador of the Guitarded

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    I've almost changed my thinking, all required to get me over to the variable speed motor drill is for you to buy one and post ongoing reports annually. After 15 or 20 reports I make my final decision. Looking forward to following this thread for some time ;-)
     
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  5. RVA

    RVA Ambassador of Luthier Affairs Administrator

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    I am really not trying to change anyone's mind, but rather explore and test the various positions so I can learn and understand.
     
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  6. eSGEe

    eSGEe Ferengi Ambassador of Trade Administrator

    Ive got a 79 Ford that I COULD be talked out of for the right $$$ ;) ;)
     
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  7. Hackmaster

    Hackmaster Ambassador of the Trifecta Magnetica Lifetime Member

    I think either of Rays original choices would be more than up to the task.
    Hell, you should see the P.O.S. drill stand with worn out 1/4' Skill drill that I depend on daily. And I've been using it for years.
    However I've noticed an alarming trend with power tools.
    Newer stuff always seems to be of lesser quality than the item it replaces.

    Shop wisely and don't cheap out. Stay with known brands like DeWalt, Makita, Bosch, etc...
     
  8. Robert Herndon

    Robert Herndon Ambassador of Tone

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    Exactly what I did with scale length. Good, analytical approach.
     

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