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    Hitachi Drill

    I went out looking for a new chuck for my Milwaukee hole shooter this afternoon. It only has a 1/4" chuck and I have about 160 pocket hols to drill on my current project. The bit for the jig is 3/8". In the past I've used my battery powered Ryobi, but it is slowwwwww.

    Unfortunately the only chucks they had were threaded - mine's a taper. Anyway, the chucks they had were $24 and up! So, this followed me home. It was on sale for $44.
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    Cool, great deal!

    You will like drilling pocket holes with the corded drill, the cordless are too slow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    Cool, great deal!

    You will like drilling pocket holes with the corded drill, the cordless are too slow!
    I just drilled 104 in about 20 min. An I was taking my time!
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    good deal rennie! just remember when to *stop* drilling the holes...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rennie Heuer View Post
    I just drilled 104 in about 20 min. An I was taking my time!
    Maybe we should call you "The fantastic Pocket Hole Man"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Maybe we should call you "The fantastic Pocket Hole Man"
    Hmmmm I suppose I've been called worse.

    If I keep coming home with tools instead of parts I might be the Hole in the pocket man.
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    GREEN is good rennie,, and you are making money now,,you shorten the process time downa bunch so that can relate to profit.. plus tools are a deduction!
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    Rennie nice find. Wow what productivity and you did not even have to stop to change a battery. I think that was a big plus and consider what Larry said and the taxman is paying for half the tool.

    I hauled my cheapo drill out yesterday and put a sanding pad on the front. Boy it made short work of some sticky bits on my deck. Nothing else i had would do. I still miss my nice Metabo hammer drill I had back in SA but I sold it for a song because it was 220v. Now i could kick myself with 220V in the shop.
    cheers

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    I had read that pocket holes required a faster speed than my cordless could achieve. I picked up a decent corded drill some time later and there is a real difference. No more fuzzies around the holes and very quick. Great deal on that drill.
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