I've been wanting a good 3/8" corded drill.
I have 4 lousy ones
Three of them were hand me downs from friends leaving the country, two are el cheap Ryobi drills, non-reversible, low power, lousy chucks.
two like this
one of these, I bought this one, and it works well for sanding on the lathe, as the lower speed setting is slow enough to not burn up my sanding disks.
I also have one B&D that is also lousy, poor chuck, got to use a hammer to get the chuck tight enough to hold a bit.......... again, this drill works fine for the buffing wheel I have for a drill on the lathe.
The thing is, I've found out building the Phoenix, I really do need a better 3/8" corded drill.
Well, I found one
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This drill lists for around $100, and the street price is closer to $65, not bad, but then I found this very drill in a "Bargain Bin" in the DIY shop, there was no case or anything, no manual etc.
The tag said 2980 yen, or about $25
Hope it works better than the other four I have
In the hand, it is really a lot more substantial than the other ones, so we shall see, more powerful too!
One thing I did notice on the nameplate............
Yep, "Assembled in China"