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Posted: 5/10/2004 5:32:07 PM EST
For drilling through your skull to relieve the pressure?
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:35:48 PM EST
a wife
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:38:18 PM EST
DeWalt.

No contest. Even has a patented fluid guard built into the chuck.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:40:03 PM EST

Originally Posted By AR-10:
DeWalt.

No contest. Even has a patented fluid guard built into the chuck.



High speed steel or carbide bits? Or a wood bit?
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:41:51 PM EST
Cordless would have to be dewalt. If you want a corded one (say you have a thick skull and need a hammer drill) - then I'd recommend a nice bosch.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:43:52 PM EST
DeWalt here too, but it's the only one I've ever had so I can't say I've got a whole lot of experience with the competition.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:45:03 PM EST
Anything over .22 caliber spinning at about 100,000 rpm and a feed rate in excess of 1000 fps. That ought to relieve your pain and clear your calendar all at the same time.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:45:56 PM EST
I'm really leaning towards cordless. Its been said I have a thick skull but I think a hammer drill is overkill.(no pun intended)
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:49:55 PM EST
Hilti Cordless Hamer Drill.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 5:50:37 PM EST
Just got a GREAT dewalt cordless hammerdrill at work, with the tactical horizontal foregrip. You can select the "hammer" part as needed, and if you need to pop in any screws afterward to hold the ole grey matter in, you can select the optimal torque setting for your particular skull. FYI- do a google search on "trepaning". I suppose it's cheaper than drugs.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:00:08 PM EST
Milwaukee....nuff said
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 6:12:46 PM EST
DeWalt, you will be let down with anything else. I also have seen many Black & Decker's that are made by DeWalt and the batteries are interchangable.

Glockdog

Airborne!!
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 7:22:27 PM EST

Originally Posted By glockdog:
DeWalt, you will be let down with anything else. I also have seen many Black & Decker's that are made by DeWalt and the batteries are interchangable.

Glockdog

Airborne!!



Actually, DeWalt is the industrial division of Black & Decker. For cordless and even corded drills, it's DeWalt for me. Too bad almost all are now made outside the US.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 8:49:45 PM EST
OK, it looks like Dewalt but still no bit advice. Just rotary bits the hammer drill thing is too iffy. What if you knock yourself out before you drill thru?
Jeez, I though ARFCOM was the fountain of all knowledge.
Link Posted: 5/10/2004 9:01:03 PM EST
I feel out of place, I was going to recommend a Porter-Cable
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 6:54:38 AM EST
I like my Craftsman 19-volt model. It's cheap and came with 2 batteries. I don't use it professionally, just for small jobs around the house.

GunLvr
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 8:15:51 AM EST

Originally Posted By captainpooby:
OK, it looks like Dewalt but still no bit advice. Just rotary bits the hammer drill thing is too iffy. What if you knock yourself out before you drill thru?
Jeez, I though ARFCOM was the fountain of all knowledge.



Then I would suggest a drill press if you're worried about that.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 8:23:55 AM EST
I have an 8 year old Makita, that has been used extensively...I tried one of the new high volt units. I like them better, but I don't see the need in getting a new 14 volt pile driver.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 8:25:10 AM EST
Milwaukee!!!!! Better and less expensive than Dewalt.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 8:27:35 AM EST
Milwaukee..........use a new regular general purpose bit.

Maybe some of those coated jobs......skull is less than an inch thick and plenty soft, like poplar.
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 8:30:07 AM EST
dewalts have a very good advertising division.

for more info on relieving pressure, go here www.braceface.com/medical/Pages/Trepanning.htm
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 8:30:56 AM EST
i've got a makita 12v that'll run circles around my dad's 14.4v craftsman-i'm serious. his cost half as much, but it is newer and mine will do a better job. the best route to go with skull matter is a craftsman drill press. i use it all the time for getting my ole lady's voice out of my head-that and a good bottle of jack and chase it with budweiser......just my .02
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 8:35:42 AM EST

Originally Posted By AR-10:
DeWalt.

No contest. Even has a patented fluid guard built into the chuck.



Yep, that is what I use. Works great!
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 8:54:52 AM EST
Link Posted: 5/11/2004 9:33:14 AM EST
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