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I have it at its lowest torque settings and am attempting to cut out holes in the sheet metal of my wife's rig to increase exhaust points.

But damned thing wont turn cut in - I am having to do it in reverse and have it sloooowly grind away at the sheet metal - Since this won't be the last time I do this what power/strength type of drill should I get for future knowledge?

I am currently using one of those ryobi 18volt rechargable battery pack ones
    
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battery.gif You need more power.Corded drill will do.
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Any kind of corded drill or do I have to look for something specific?
    
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Best is Dewalt hammer/drill corded.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by werds;11876918 
Any kind of corded drill or do I have to look for something specific?

Well the more amps the better.Make sure the drills,accesories you are going to use are a compatible shank size(i.e 3/8").I would probably get the cheapest you can find that's not a junk brand.Something like this
http://www.cpotools.com/factory-reconditioned-bosch-1006vsr-rt-3-8-in-6-3-amp-drill/bshr1006vsr-rt,default,pd.html?start=4&cgid=bosch-drills&prefn1=chuckType&prefv1=3%2f8-in
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try buying a cobra bit and start off the holes then use the drill bit

edit: its called a vari-bit by lenox
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just overclock it typer.gif
    
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Thanks for the info! Will have to check out the local hardware tomorrow after work now heh...
    
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A corded one will be cheaper and supply more power (and be a real wrist-jerker).

Now if you wanted to stick to cordless....

0724-37.jpg

There is no other option.

One of these Milwaukee will snap your wrist if you let it.

This is by far the most powerful cordless I have had the pleasure of using to date. Not one thing I have found yet that it can't do. I used it to cut 4" holes in 3/8" baseplate....

I have that and a smaller 10.8v Hitachi. The Hitachi is great for smaller stuff like threading holes and for removing screws/rivets and whatnot at a fast past.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Rezist;11877020 
try buying a cobra bit and start off the holes then use the drill bit

edit: its called a vari-bit by lenox

Well I didn't have a problem drilling the whole as much as a problem with the circular attachment not biting into the sheet metal - the motor on the drill choked once the teeth tried to grab at the sheet metal.

I am using something similar to this. Which is the part that is refusing to punch through or even bite once friction is made frown.gif (except for in reverse - but that is a waste of teeth imo..) 41PDVY40OpL._SL500_AA300_.jpg


I could grab my dremel to do the work but that would be more time and not as clean a cut if I had to do it that way frown.gif
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shrimpykins;11877074 
A corded one will be cheaper and supply more power (and be a real wrist-jerker).

Now if you wanted to stick to cordless....

0724-37.jpg

There is no other option.

One of these Milwaukee will snap your wrist if you let it.

This is by far the most powerful cordless I have had the pleasure of using to date. Not one thing I have found yet that it can't do. I used it to cut 4" holes in 3/8" baseplate....

I have that and a smaller 10.8v Hitachi. The Hitachi is great for smaller stuff like threading holes and for removing screws/rivets and whatnot at a fast past.

Damn! I knew posting in here would get me an education! I'll probably check corded ones first - as I don't do much handy work and up until now the 18v was doing the deed - although now I know what to put on my wish list once I get a garage with my next house and a bench space!

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tweeky;11877022 
just overclock it typer.gif

LOL, if it was possible and I could pull it off I would wink.gif
Edited by werds - 1/3/11 at 2:01pm
    
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