So apparantley I need to buy a new drill. Or do I??
I needed to drill four 7/8" holes about 3.5" deep to put some legs in a solid maple log that I'd squared up with a chainsaw and power sanders. I had a spade bit that I wanted to use to get it started then I would move onto a forstner bit. Tried all 3 of my drills and none of them had enough power to do much of anything. I needed to get the holes drilled last night as I'm delivering the table tonight...first thought was to call my dad, but it was already 9pm and I didn't want to bother him...only other option was a brace and bit that came with my grandpa's toolchest. I looked at the bit marked 14 and it was just about a perfect match for a 7/8" bit...tried it and within 45 minutes I had each hole drilled!! Good thing KP put the bits away sharpened!! (over 20yrs ago )
The table is for a friend that will use it for a plant stand...it is about 30" tall altogether and 15" square...yes it is heavy! My arm is tired, but I'm glad I had a "cordless drill" around!