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Mike Turner
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Locking the Drill/Sander in "On" Position
Oct 5th, 2019 at 6:34pm
 
I have one of the WoodTurners Wonders blue Angle drill.I used it today for the first time.It works really good.I wish I could put it in on postion so I wouldnt have to squeeze it all the time.It would be easier on my hands. (Arthritis )I could put a tie wrap around the trigger to the desired speed and plug it into an outlet controlled by a switch. Any other ideas??? I wish there would be something I am missing made into it.
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Re: Locking the Drill/Sander in "On" Position
Reply #1 - Oct 5th, 2019 at 9:29pm
 
What about a velcro zip tie or cinch strap.  You would be able to adjust it and release it when done.
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Re: Locking the Drill/Sander in "On" Position
Reply #2 - Oct 5th, 2019 at 10:24pm
 
Not sure if a $30 speed control would work or not. Clamp the drill trigger full on and use the speed control for adjustment. May not drop the speed low enough though, and not sure if there would be a loss of power at lower rpm.
Just an idea.
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Re: Locking the Drill/Sander in "On" Position
Reply #3 - Oct 5th, 2019 at 10:34pm
 
Might work i successfully used a router speed controller i got from harbor freight for under $20 on an angle grinder to lower the rpms.
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Re: Locking the Drill/Sander in "On" Position
Reply #4 - Oct 6th, 2019 at 3:05am
 
I have a foot  control ...I hadnt even thought about it.  Just ran into this "problem" yesterday....Good to know I have a solution at hand already.  Thanks!
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Re: Locking the Drill/Sander in "On" Position
Reply #5 - Oct 6th, 2019 at 7:41am
 
How about a rubber band? If you want a speed slower than full put something under the trigger (as in cork)
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Re: Locking the Drill/Sander in "On" Position
Reply #6 - Oct 6th, 2019 at 9:10am
 
I like Kris's idea using a velcro zip tie.
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