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    Default saw this drill and slobbered

    doing some googling last night and the good old brand WORX popped up, look at this baby, for doing pocket holes etc it would be so neet. Yes I guess you can and do have more than one cordless drill but 2 in 1 wahoo.


    #*'<&^#@)" cannot get the pic to upload but the whole chuck twists and brings up a second drill bit..https://www.worx.com/switchdriver-20...er-wx176l.html
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    There are also other people doing the same with twin normal chucks. Just a pity none of the "real" brands make one...

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    Quote Originally Posted by elanjacobs View Post
    There are also other people doing the same with twin normal chucks. Just a pity none of the "real" brands make one...
    Therein might be the reason no "real" brand is doing one - it might not work well or reliably?

    Not saying one way or another, just postulating.

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    What I can't tell is how the bit-holding chuck works:
    Is it mechanical or magnetic?
    I've never seen or used a magnetic bit holding chuck that would actually hang onto the bit.

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    Not much different to using 1/4 inch hex bits in any other driver is it?
    Some have the option to turn off the impact function

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    IMNSHO, It seems to be over kill to me.

    I have a snap in hex driver drill. It only takes seconds to swap out bits. Although my preference is a regular chuck drill for drill bits (Bits cost a lot less) and the hex driver for countersink and driver bit.
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    It is a clever idea but I would be be concerned as to how reliable the gearing in that swivel head would be in a budget drill. To my way of thing thinking that gearing would have to be high end to get any life out of the thing. Anyhow I have a couple of drills so not an issue for me at the moment.
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    It's $90. Go for it. But to be honest for an extra $30 you can get the Drill / Driver combo. A proper chuck on the drill and two batteries.
    Those were the droids I was looking for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robson Valley View Post
    What I can't tell is how the bit-holding chuck works:
    Is it mechanical or magnetic?
    I've never seen or used a magnetic bit holding chuck that would actually hang onto the bit.
    Mechanical using a ball detent, you pull the knurled ring to release.

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    Before getting too excited, how come the version of this that was on the market years ago in Australia is no longer heard of. (I can't remember the year but saw an ad on TV and stock at A Lewis & Co, timber merchants.)
    There was a version of this in this years season of "Shark Tank" on the Ten network.
    The "Worx" drill probably has a 110v charger and the use of 1/4" hex drive bits will reduce drilling capacity in both diameter and depth.
    A good idea but...

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    from the specs it seem quite a bit underpowered.. .for 20V motor it has only about 29NM of torque...comparing to an 18V bosch which has 67NM,,, no wonder it wont strip screws.. it just doesn't have enough power to do it...
    I like the idea of dual head.. but i think it needs further improvement

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prle77 View Post
    from the specs it seem quite a bit underpowered.. .for 20V motor it has only about 29NM of torque...comparing to an 18V bosch which has 67NM,,, no wonder it wont strip screws.. it just doesn't have enough power to do it...
    I like the idea of dual head.. but i think it needs further improvement
    Maybe it if it had more torque the dual head couldn't cope?

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    If you like multi chucked drills then I thought you'd like this one (courtesy of Anorak Bob in the MWF).


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    FWIW I bought a Worx battery drill eighteen months ago after going to Masters to drop some cash on a Makita but just not being able to dig that deep. I bought it on the recommendation of one of the shop assistants there who said he had one (he was very convincing . It came with two batteries and has had a LOT of use. battery life is great (and hasn't deteriorated in the time I've had it) and the drill has plenty of power. For $140 I think it was a good buy. I have reached the stage in my woodworking life where I'd be loathe to recommend any Chinese electrical tool but I think I'd make an exception for this one.

    OTOH I recently bought this Bosch jigsaw second hand on Gumtree for $50:



    More confirmation that you don't have to spend a lot for a quality tool. This jigsaw is a beast and feels like it will outlive me. The other revelation was the difference a good blade makes. They're not cheap ($6) but they are SHARP and also much longer than I'm used to with cheap jigsaws. I've never seen a jigsaw as a precision tool before but I realise now it's because I've always used rubbish. This one changed that view completely. It runs like a sewing machine.

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    There's nothing new about the multi-tool-in-one concept. First is from 1872, the second is a US patent granted to William Harrison of Woodville SA in 1899. I've never actually seen either of them so can't vouch for their usefullness.
    Incidentally I bought a Worx corded electric drill for its hammer drill ability in 2006. I only needed it to last for one small job I was doing. I've still got it and it works well. Admittedly the keyless chuck has to be tightened with a pair of multi-grips to hold a masonry bit securely.
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