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Old 07-15-2004, 12:11 PM
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What do you use to drill holes when installing electronics in an electonics box?

Do you use a right angle drill, and if so, which one (Makita or Dewalt cordless or Dewalt corded)?

What about the right angle attachments for a regular drill? Do they work ok?

Have you found a source for short drill bits?

Alternatively, do you just drill up from the bottom?
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Old 07-15-2004, 02:23 PM
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I have the Makita 9.6 Angle drill. It has travelled all over the world with me...literally and it is the best I have ever used.
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Frank - I bought the Makita right angle drill just for that job (plus it's nice to have around the house). It was around $120. I still needed to cut down some old drill bits to get clearance w/the Makita. Most hole saws are short though and work great with the right angle drill inside the electronics box. I didn't want to drill up from the bottom due to gel-coat blowout coming up into the electronics box plus the guessing game with measuring off of rounded corners from below. Home Depot does sell a small gear drive flex bit to use with a standard drill as an option - it just seems like you wouldn't get the control you do with a dedicated right angle drill.
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Old 07-15-2004, 03:40 PM
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My Dremel kit came with a right angle adapter. I have used it to drill holes several times with success. It is very small and easy to get into tight spaces.

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Old 07-15-2004, 03:57 PM
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I have the Milwaukee corded right angle drill. Works fine when plugged in
As for drill bits, I had a bunch of "screw machine" or stub drills from past years being in the machine trade. These are available in sets or singles from Grainger or MSC Ind. Supply. The best part of these drills is that they have the 135 degree split point. Basicly they are self centering, no need to center punch like when using 118 degree jobber length drills.
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Old 07-15-2004, 05:25 PM
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the r a attachments work ok if you don't overload them or need the tool a whole lot.
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Get the Ho Hogggg from Milwalkee, then you can become a house framer too.
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Old 07-15-2004, 06:24 PM
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Frank007,

I have a Dewalt 90 degree drill and the attachment for a regular drill. I can loan you the attachment no charge other than the UPS charge.

If local to me I can bring over the Dewalt.

Where are you in NJ?

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Old 07-15-2004, 10:51 PM
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aubv - 7/15/2004 5:24 PM

Frank007,

I have a Dewalt 90 degree drill and the attachment for a regular drill. I can loan you the attachment no charge other than the UPS charge.

If local to me I can bring over the Dewalt.

Where are you in NJ?
Aubv,

Thanks for the nice offer! I pm'd you (if I did it right).

Regards,

Frank
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Old 07-15-2004, 11:54 PM
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I've got the Makita rt angle and the Dremel rt angle. Prefer to use the dremel to make a small hole from inside per pencil parks and then enlarge as needed from the outside with standard drill.
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Old 07-16-2004, 08:20 AM
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Ohhhh the right angle drill. Simply one of the BEST boat tools to have. I had no idea on what I was missing. I too got the Milwaukee right angle drill. Very handy for getting into tight spaces.
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Old 07-23-2004, 10:42 AM
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I, too, bought the Makita R angle drill. I was installing a new baitwell pump in the bilge area and just couldn't seem to fit any tools in there. The makita made it easy. $120 well spent.
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Old 07-25-2004, 08:00 PM
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Craftsman has one that's great. I installed everything in my rig and that corded 90-degree unit was indispensable.
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Old 07-25-2004, 08:31 PM
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Here's the one I have.
http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=43623
I just stick it in my Cordless Dewalt. Hard to beat for $10.

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Old 07-25-2004, 08:33 PM
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Frank,
not sure if you deal on ebay but they have 3 pages of various right angle drills and attachments listed. Milwaukee's, dewalts, battery/110 volt.
Just type in "right angle drill" in search window.
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Old 07-26-2004, 09:01 AM
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I have to agree with warthog5.......I bought a right angle attachment from Northern Tools on sale for $8.00. It has been the best 8 bucks I have spent. Don't think it would hold up for any real heavy duty jobs, but for drilling in tight spots like under the windshield......It works like a champ! The best thing is that it's a cheap buy for a tool that I may use 2-3 times a year!
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Old 07-26-2004, 11:14 AM
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I've used my old Makita right-angle drive at least 100 times over the last couple of months. I have to keep stealing it back from my son who uses it on his racing car!
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