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dennis carter
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Nov 12th, 2016 at 10:45am
 
hi wood turners. whats a good angle drill for sanding bowls?
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Re: electric drill for sanding bowls
Reply #1 - Nov 12th, 2016 at 11:38am
 
Drills are not designed to be used for sanding - the issue is that they aren't sealed enough to keep out dust, so repeated use for sanding will eventually cause them to fail.

For that reason, the #1 criterion for selecting an electric drill for sanding is price - cuz you will have to replace it sooner than you would a drill that you use exclusively for drilling.

I bought mine at Harbor Freight.
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Reply #2 - Nov 12th, 2016 at 12:10pm
 
Like Louie I use a Harbor Frieght right angle drill.
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Reply #3 - Nov 12th, 2016 at 2:22pm
 
I bought a Harbor Freight drill. It lasted 30 days. I am not a HF fan.  I got one of the Milwaukee look a likes for $40-50 over a year ago and it is still going strong
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Reply #4 - Nov 12th, 2016 at 2:47pm
 
Louie,
I will disagree a bit. Blowing out the drills is probably a good idea for maintenance. I forget most of the time, and it does blow a lot of dust around the shop. One thing for sure, they are drills, and we use them like grinders. The bearings are not made for 3 inch discs, and won't take the sideways and torque loads for long. There is a huge difference in bearings. Ideal is 'double sealed' and not 'shielded' bearings. The cheaper drills probably have the shielded bearings where dust will get in sooner rather than later. The better drills have sealed, so nothing gets in for a while. Blowing them out does help keep dust off the brushes which does help that part last longer. Best way to get maximum mileage out of them is to run at speeds of 600 or less rpm, and use just enough pressure so that the abrasive cuts, which is no more than the weight of the drill. Don't push on them.

There are angle, right angle, and close quarters drills. Main difference is that the right angle drills come off at 90 degrees to the body. The angle drills come off at 70 or so degrees. The angle drills do a better job of fitting inside a bowl than the right angle drills. Some use the old fashioned pistol type drills. I think they have heavier bearings, but require 2 hands to use. If you have arm rest blocks, you can hold the angle drills in one hand, and spin the bowl by hand with the other.

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Reply #5 - Nov 13th, 2016 at 2:08pm
 
thanks once again fellas, really helpful info.
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Reply #7 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 11:03am
 
I have been using my DeWalt for years.... no issues yet.  It is not a right angle drill, it works fine.   I do use a dust collection system to pull away most of the dust when sanding. Thumbs Up
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Reply #8 - Nov 15th, 2016 at 1:05pm
 
I bought mine from Vince along with the sanding discs.

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Re: electric drill for sanding bowls
Reply #9 - Nov 20th, 2016 at 9:08pm
 
I use a Harbor Freight angle drill and got the replacement policy, replace it under the policy or every year, whichever is first.
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