B&D Hammer Drill

Some of you may have seen a reply so a post that I made about my son and a B&D hammer drill, but for those who did not . . .

My son is doing some work on his pickup and wanted to mount a tubing bender to the floor in his garage. He needed to drill four holes in the floor and so he went and bought the said Black and Decker Hammer drill (new, in the box). Note: He doesn't have much use for a hammer drill so he didn't want to spend a lot of money for one. After all, he just had four measly holes to drill.

So he gets home and starts drilling the holes. Half way through the second hole, the drill literally goes up in smoke. And a lot of smoke. Deadernell. This is the point where I made the reply to the post.

So to continue the story now, He takes it back to the place where he bought it and they give him another brand new in the box drill. Gets it home and this one doesn't work at all. Took that one back and got a refund.

Wayne

P.S. He still needs to drill the holes.

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NoOne N Particular
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Can't he go rent one at a rental place? That's what I did... 4 Point Rents, IIRC.

James

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James L. Marino

P.S. He still needs to drill the holes. ^^^^^^^^^^^ He still has 2 1/2 holes to drill. There are threaded shell inserts made with a hardened, serrated bottom edge, which can be driven with a threaded bolt and a hammer. After the holes are done, you drop a cone into the hole, and drive the insert over it to lock it in.

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Leo Lichtman

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Gerald Miller

That's what came to mind for me also. Of course, you have to go to the store to buy a star drill, too.

-- Gary Brady Austin, TX

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Gary Brady

My local Home Depot (Culver City CA) has a rental department. Don't know if they all do though...

Erik

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Erik

Yeahbut it will outlast all the B&D hammer drills in the store at 1/10 the price, and think of all the frustration you can get vent while producing holes. Gerry :-)} London, Canada

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Gerald Miller

Drills like this one

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are available at all the usual import suppliers. Mine came with several bits, and so far has lasted through some tough work. Definitely overkill to drill a couple of holes, but a great price if you're a toolaholic.

(another) Wayne

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wmbjk

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Thomas Kendrick

Yeah, he knows that there are several alternatives including:

Rent - but then you have to call them up to see if they have one, drive to pick it up, use it for an hour, clean it up, and drive it back. Besides, with today's gas prices . . .

Borrow from a friend - same problems as renting PLUS having to listen to the friend bitching about how you scratched it, or it's about time you brought it back, or some such.

Hand tools - EXCUSE ME??? Not when there is a power tool that will do it. :-)

There are several reasons why he decided to buy one. He IS working on building up his supply of tools and I think he is taking a logical approach to doing so. Tools that he knows will not see much use, buy inexpensive. Tools that will get used a lot or need to be depended on, buy good.

But he has the patience of a firecracker. When he decides that he wants to do something, he wants to do it NOW!!! It would save a lot of time and hassle if he needed to drill a couple more holes for . . .whatever. He just thought it would be "nice" to have one around. And it isn't like he doesn't have the money. My main purpose in posting the story was to highlight a B&D failure. Who'd a thunk that TWO of them couldn't even drill 4 lousy holes. Ok, maybe not lousy holes.

Wayne

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NoOne N Particular

Rent. But if you want a keeper (it's suprising how many times it will come up), get a Bosch rotary hammer with SDS chuck. I have one which I bought when we were building our house. Then and since, this unit has drilled literally hundreds of holes for me and my neighbour and still works like the day I bought it.

Ted

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Ted Edwards

Gunner

"I mean, when's the last time you heard of a college where the Young Republicans staged a "Sit In" to close down the Humanities building? On the flip side, how many sit in's were staged to close the ROTC building back in the '60's? Liberals stage protests, do civil disobedience, etc. Conservatives talk politely and try to work out a solution to problems through discourse until they believe that talking won't work... they they go home and open the gun cabinets. Pray things never get to the point where the conservatives decide that "civil disobedience" is the next step, because that's a very short route to "voting from the rooftops" Jeffrey Swartz, Misc.Survivalism

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Gunner

"Gunner" wrote: (clip) My Harbor Fright rotary hammer with SDS chuck ($39 on sale) has drilled hundreds of 1/2" holes and still runs just fine. (clip) ^^^^^^^^^^^ So what it comes down to is that this HF tool is way better than the Black and Decker. Well, we already knew it was close.

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Leo Lichtman

I missed the staff meeting but the minutes show Gunner wrote back on Tue, 30 Nov 2004 21:06:19 GMT in rec.crafts.metalworking :

Like everything else, when you have one, you are surprised how often you find uses for it. (And vice versa: there are things I don't do because I don't have the whatzit which would make it "easier".) And I bought my buddy a star drill so that he could put a half inch deep hole in the concrete to serve as a stop for the gate (the hole you drop the pin into to keep the gate close.)

tschus pyotr

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pyotr filipivich

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