Does anyone know if HF or other inexpensive 3/8" VSR drills have3/8-24 spindle/chuck threads? I don't want to buy one, scar it while beating the chuck off and then find that it's metric.
The single-speed drill I bought ages ago for my Portalign finally died while drilling a 3/8" hole in steel (overworked much?) and I'd like to replace it with the 3/8" VSR drill it should have had originally, if Sears had one in stock at the time. I think the 1/2" drill I'm using now, chucked onto a stub of 3/8-24 grade 5 bolt, might break the irreplaceable Portalign instead of stalling when the bit grabs.
The original Portalign used 1/2" rods that can be swapped with hardware store rod to extend the drilling depth capacity. I found a newer model with 14mm rods I can't change as easily.