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#1 cookiemonster OFFLINE  


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Posted July 13, 2012 - 07:43 AM

Has anyone had any luck with tools that could drill small, shallow holes, up to 1/4" in places with little clearance?

I'm surprised at how often the situation arises where I need to do this. For example, I have piece on my tractor right now, where i just need a mounting hole for a cover and I either need to find a low clearance drill, or remove the whole flippin tranny to drill it.

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:09 AM

Yes I have a 3/8ths inch pneumatic operated right angle drill that works very well in tight quarters. I believe it is made by Chicago pneumatics and was not all that expensive.



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Posted July 13, 2012 - 08:24 AM

Air powered right angle drills are the way to go if you want one that will fit in smaller places and hold up really well. We used them all the time when I worked building plastic blow mold machines. All the air tools that we had there were Ingersoll Rand.

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 10:11 AM

I think you can also buy a right angle attachment to go on your conventional drill. Having a right angle drill is a real time saver in situations where you would normally have to take something apart to use a conventional drill.

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Posted July 13, 2012 - 06:32 PM

I bought a right angle adapter for my drill, and it has gotten me by, but it takes 6 hands and two thumbs per hand to hold onto everything.

The adapters are also 1:2 or 2:1 depending on how you assemble them.

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Posted July 21, 2012 - 02:07 PM

Right angle drills are great. I have an elcheapo pneumatic that really comes in handy at times.