10 Ways to Use Your Cordless Drill

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Jul 30th, 2015
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Cordless Drill press: Ten Methods to Utilize

A few might like their damp saws with regard to reducing ceramic tiles, while some could hardly endure in order to spend their particular trim router or even wide planer. However, I feel prepared to wager there is certainly a minimum of one saw that each DIYer really worth most of their salt offers attainable as well as utilizes a minimum of weekly-the cordless drill press. It really is transportable, helpful for from dangling photos in order to forming a home, and also to all those the public secret, lots of some other duties too. The spinning electric motor in addition flexible chuck indicates you may place all sorts of items to get them to spin-this versatility as it happens can be very helpful.

Listed below are my 10 preferred methods from this drill press reviews to make use of a cordless drill press:

One:
Drill down small gaps.

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I understand you understand. Still think about utilization beyond simply chucking within a fundamental angle bit. For Drilling pilot gaps as well as countersink gaps are important for any high quality complete. Therefore, think about a unique group of tapered bits only for the job, for example of these types of using the countersink integrated. In case you are not obtaining the type of high quality, tear-free gaps you would like, you most likely possess the incorrect bits. The majority of the easy twist bits bought for equipment shops are in fact made to drill down metal within a low-speed drill press. Therefore, think about updating to some group of brad-point bits created for timber.

Second:
Create large gaps.

Beyond your conventional 1/16 inch, in order to 1/2 inch drill bit arranged, you will find all kinds of choices for making bigger, completely circular gaps. In case your break must be circular, the specialized bit will invariably develop a top quality slice than the usual keyhole saw or even jigsaw. Consider utilizing 1 when building area with regard to concave illumination, or even when creating area with regard to domestic plumbing pipes within your ground joists, cabinets, kitchen countertops, or even in case you are sensation driven outside bath.

Three:
Generate almost everything.

The majority of drill press includes the conventional flat as well as Phillips driving bits that are necessary for generating screws as well as bolts. Additionally, think about obtaining some hex motorists, which could accelerate building flat-pack home furniture that helps disassemble home products with regard to servicing as well as restoration.

Four:
Combine color as well as concrete.

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Appliance shops promote specialty-mixing bits with regard to combining several cans associated with fresh paint with regard to constant color, just like the handheld mixer within your kitchen area. Additionally they create egg beater-style combiner with regard to, mortar, grout, slimmest, and even concrete.

Five.
Fine sand curves as well as curved surfaces.

Level sandpaper as well as sanding blocks is good for level surfaces, an excellent you have to fine sand curved shapes as well as arcs, you require a curled layering surface. Utilize your cordless drill press along with a sanding drum to provide the sleek surface in order to the particular the majority of unusual designs.

Six.
Smash metal and then eliminate rust.

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In case you usually do not use a   portable angle grinder, you may use  a good add-on, which chucks in to your particular cordless drill press as well as enables you to make use of tires created for angle grinders. On the other hand, get the “brush bit” to make use of along with your own drill press to get rid of rust through metal as well as metal equipment as well as house products.

Seven.
Rotate cables.

In case you need to operate several cables across the exact same size, you may spot every one of them in to your main drill down chuck as well as rotate this for any nice bundle associated with securely connected cables. This method additionally functions with regard to turning metal cable connection, which you may be serving to hang up products through the roof, for example storage space or even lamps within your personal garage area or even underground room.

Eight.
Align curved or even curved cables and wires.

Likewise, you may use the drill press on the slower establishing in order to align curved cables and wires. Take a look at this particular suggestion through the 1953 Spanish edition associated with Well-known Technicians. Particularly, they state, “After obtaining the cable within the pit, draw to maintain this within tension, as well as spin the actual drill press gradually. The moment you align the cable, release chuck, draw the drill press, as well as draw on another last part associated with cable screw notably.”

Nine.
Produce powerful, invisible joints.

Numerous DIYers tend to be mentioned before the biscuit jointer for any screw jig, that allows you in order to construct home furniture, structures, as well as almost anything at all you want along with concealed, angled joints. My most favorite would be the Kreg collection of jigs, which permit you to make use of regular screws to join soundly as well as safely timber within short minutes, without any noticeable equipment.

Ten.
Create a turbo-charged pepper work.

Finally, only for enjoyment, look at this particular enjoyable technique to enhance your pepper mill.

MUCK & MAIZE :Grain drill cuts maize establishment costs

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Jul 29th, 2015
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Establishing forage maize traditionally involves a contractor, or investing in a precision drill – but use of a grain drill is also an option. Jane Carley reports.

Drilling forage maize with a precision drill offers consistent seed spacing in the row as well as between rows for even growth and strong cob development.

But a number of growers are looking at using a conventional grain drill to establish the crop, avoiding the cost of a specialist drill or contractor and extending the use of the farm’s own machine.

Vaderstad has undertaken research into drilling maize with its Rapid box and pneumatic models.

Initial work in Sweden focused on maintaining the traditional 75cm row width, planting in double rows, and yields were shown to be just 2 per cent lower than when using a precision drill. At 50cm spacings this rose to a 70 per cent yield penalty.

In 2007, trials using alternate coulters at 12.5, 25, and 50cm in single rows and 75cm double rows showed the double row system reduced the crop’s sensitivity to uneven planting in the row.

There were no significant differences in yield or quality at any row width, except that starch levels increased and fibre levels fell, producing a feed with a higher energy value.

Trials have also been carried out in the UK in conjunction with the Maize Growers Association. Vaderstad UK’s Mark Littleford says: “Using a three- metre Vaderstad box drill, 38cm rows and a slight increase in seed rate were found to give equal or higher yields to a precision drill.

Higher speeds

“We found the technique offered the chance to work at higher forward speeds and in minimal tillage conditions.”

Vaderstad advises that metering systems should be set up on Rapid drills in the same way as when drilling peas. Calibration is performed in the usual way and seed should only exit from the metering units/seed coulters that have not been shut off. Control box settings remain unchanged.

When establishing maize with a Vaderstad Rapid S/C (box) drill, row width is determined by closing off selected metering units individually, via the plastic shutters in the base of the seed hopper.

If using a Rapid A or Rapid F (pneumatic) drill, row width is adjusted via the insertion of approved rubber bungs into the desired outlets on the drill distribution head. For drilling double rows at 75cm-row widths, the firm offers a distributor lid which uses restrictor plates to direct seed to the required outlets.

Paul Baker, from Gipping, Suffolk, took part in the original MGA trials, initially using a box drill, and has been drilling maize with a Vaderstad Rapid 400A since 2001. He establishes 35-40 hectares (86-98 acres) per year in this way on ploughed and pressed land.

“Timeliness is improved by using your own kit rather than waiting for a contractor and the Rapid can penetrate a poorer seedbed better than a precision drill. It is possible to work at higher forward speeds, but go too fast and it can cause bunching of the seeds,” he says.

Two out of every three coulters are blocked off with rubber bungs to give 38cm spacing and 10 rows, and the markers are adjusted to take account of the slightly narrowed overall drilling width.

Mr Baker suggests emergence is, if anything, better than with a precision drill, although row uniformity is poorer. When applying herbicide, a couple of nozzles are closed off to account for the narrower bout.

Yield and quality

Yield and quality was shown to be unaffected in the early comparison plots, although seed rates are slightly higher than when using a precision drill. Vaderstad offers a formula to calculate seed rates using the grain weight (bag weight divided by the number of grains per bag) multiplied by the prescribed number of seeds per hectare, divided by 1,000.

For this season, Mr Baker is looking to drill in double rows 13cm apart with a 75cm gap to the next pair of rows.

“This should eliminate/compensate for the uneven spacing in the row,” he says.

When the technique was first trialled in the UK, growers were concerned about incompatibility with maize headers, but as Mr Baker explains, the growth of row-independent headers overcame this, and his own contractor uses a Kemper header.

Drills: Will drills get the self-propelled treatment

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Jul 29th, 2015
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Drill manufacturers appear divided on whether the cereal drill could be the next machine to get the self-propelled treatment. Steven Vale takes a look at what is currently available and what is in development.

The need to get on and finish the autumn workload as quickly as possible has already led to the development of bigger tractors and wider drills, and last year’s Agritechnica saw the launch of three of the biggest trailed drills in the business. Available from Horsch, Hatzenbichler and Canadian-firm Morris, all three offer a working width of 18m.

However, whilst the 400 to 500hp tractors needed to pull these machines are already at work on many British farms, the fact that these latest drills do not fold to less then 6m for road transport makes them a non- starter in the UK.

It remains to be seen whether drill manufacturers will try to develop 18m machines that meet the 3m road requirement. In the meantime, there are a surprising number of companies looking to speed up the operation by giving the drill the self-propelled treatment.

The first comes from Lemken which revealed its `Brillant’ self- propelled drill in prototype form at the 2003 Agritechnica. Based on an Ag-Chem Terra Gator 2104, Lemken added the seed hopper, power harrow, packer wheels and rear mounted seeding system.

However, although potential customers like the 7100-litre seed hopper (up to 56 hectares per fill), and the fact that wheelings are eliminated, they criticise the 6m working width, which is seen as being simply too small.

Aimed at big farms of 2,500 to 3,000 hectares, initial feedback suggests that if Lemken can develop a 9m version for a similar price to the current 6m model (#210,000 to #240,000), then it could provide a way for big farms to replace two 6m trailed drills as part of a cost cutting exercise.

And this is exactly what Lemken is doing now as additional R+D staff have been taken on to look at two different concepts, one of which will have a working width of 9m. Providing all goes to plan then the firm may be able to show something at the 2008 Agritechnica, but stresses that this may be just a concept rather than a machine as at least two years are needed to finish the project.

At this stage the details are limited, but we can reveal that the company has, on the computer at least, found a way to develop not only a 9m machine that folds to 3m for transport, but also a 12m version. The company is also looking at alternatives to the power harrow, but hints that the 9m machine will need to be fitted with at least a 500- 600hp engine.

Of course, specialist self-propelled machines might offer a way to improve outputs, but the major drawback remains the fact that when drilling is finished, a dedicated drill will spend much of the year standing idle.

This problem could favour self-propelled units where the drill can be removed to free the drive unit for other duties.

One of the big surprises at last year’s German Agritechnica event was the result of marrying a Claas Xerion with a Lemken Solitair 10 pneumatic seed drill.

Offering a working width of 6m, whilst the drill is mounted to a linkage system at the rear, the hopper, which has a capacity of 5,800- litres, is connected to the platform. The result is said to be an ideal weight distribution. Operating at speeds of 15km/hr, the combination boasts outputs of up to 8ha/hr. Despite the large volume, the grain tank is designed with a low loading height, and the fact that it is secured with only four linkage points, means that it is a simple matter to remove it to allow the vehicle to be used for other purposes.

Both Claas and Lemken are optimistic that the concept will prove successful with large-scale farms and contractors. However, Lemken is quick to point out that work on the self-propelled Brillant continues.

German-firm Holmer is also looking to convince big farms and contractors of the benefits of a self-propelled drive unit that can be fitted with a variety of attachments. The one in the picture was spotted at work in Austria, and is the result of fitting a 12m-wide Horsch drill to Holmer’s self-propelled Terra Variant drive unit.

Again, the number one benefit is the ability to remove the drill and replace it with a variety of attachments, including solid manure and slurry handling and spreading equipment and even a trailer body for potato and sugar beet work.

Fitted with a 428hp Mercedes engine, a feature of the machine is that it has a top speed of 40km/hr and can run on either 800 or 1050mm-wide tyres. What’s more there is a crab steer mode which further helps to reduce ground damage.

However, although Horsch confirms that although there are enquiries from Eastern Europe, it is not convinced that there is a future for a self-propelled drill. The company comments that the only advantage of fitting the 12m Airseeder to a self-propelled drive unit is the additional carrying capacity (up to 17,600-litres), and the flexibility to take the drill off and fit another machine. The firm adds that from an output point of view, there is no advantage over a tractor, as the maximum forward speed is 15km/hr for both, and it is not possible to work faster than this.

The company concludes that it has no plans to develop a dedicated self- propelled drill.

Potential customers interested in the drive unit idea might like to know that the Terra Variant drive unit alone, which is without the cost of the drill, has a price tag in the region of #115,000.

Finally, Holmer and Claas are not alone in looking to gauge interest in fitting their drive units with a drill, as Dutch-firm Vredo has spent the last two years looking to gauge interest in a self-propelled drill based on its VT 3936 drive unit.

However, although the drill and front packer are real, the grain hopper is a dummy version, as it concerns a study model.

Revolutionary Advances In Drill Pipe

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Jul 29th, 2015
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Directional boring can’t be done without drill pipe.

The drill string, made up of separate lengths of drill pipe, is the lifeline of every horizontal directional boring system. Drill pipe is the vital link between the drill frame and bore head while making the initial bore. Downhole power (torque plus push/pull forces) and drilling fluid is delivered into the bore hole through drill pipe. When the pilot bore is complete, the drill string pulls a backreamer and conduit or cable back through the bore hole to complete the installation. Drilling fluid is delivered into the bore hole through drill pipe.

The success or failure of any directional boring installation is directly dependent on the performance of drill pipe.

The Charles Machine Works, Inc. (CMW), manufacturer of Ditch Witch underground construction products, was the first manufacturer of directional boring equipment to engineer and make drill pipe specifically for horizontal directional drilling. In January 1998, CMW will begin selling new Power Pipe, described as the most revolutionary directional boring drill pipe ever made.

“We believe Power Pipe is the directional boring drill pipe of the future,” says Brad Finley, CMW downhole tool product manager. “Tests indicate that Power Pipe outperforms and will outlast any other drill pipe currently on the market, and it costs 10 to 15 percent less than CMW premium upset forged drill pipe.”

“We believe Power Pipe has the potential to replace all other types of drill pipe used in horizontal directional drilling,” Finley adds.

Power Pipe is manufactured by CMW using an exclusive, patent-pending cold-forged process. “We’ve called on our extensive experience and knowledge of directional boring to develop a new pipe design that incorporates the best features of other types of pipe,” says Finley.

Drill Pipe Choices

To be effective for directional boring applications, pipe must be much more than a hollow length of steel with end fittings. Drill pipe must be able to withstand tremendous forces generated during the drilling and pullback. Each length of pipe must be flexible enough to be steered effectively, but have sufficient rigidity not to break or become permanently bent. Connections should resist wear during normal use, and they should be able to accommodate some degree of misalignment when pipe is added to the drill string.

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Until now, two basic types of drill pipe have been used for directional boring:

1/Welded construction pipe has separate pin and box components welded to the tube.

2/Forged pipe is made from a single piece of steel tubing. During manufacturing, pressure and heat are used to “upset” each end, expanding and thickening tube walls at the ends to create integral pin and box sections.

“New Power Pipe,” says Finley, “combines the best characteristics of both designs. Stresses on the tubing and connecting ends are not the same and we believe it is best to use a steel alloy for connecting ends that is different than the steel of the tube. Welding ends of improved alloy to a section of cold forged upset tubing results in a premium pipe that is straight, stiff, strong and better able to resist abrasion and wear at the tool joints – the optimum drill pipe.”

Fluid Savings

Power Pipe is available with Fluid Miser lining, an exclusive, (patented) Ditch Witch pipe product. The Fluid Miser feature incorporates a wall liner inside each length of pipe, decreasing the amount of time and drilling fluid required for a job. Fluid Miser reduces fluid volume inside the drill string by as much as 75 percent. Because less fluid is needed, an operator can pressurize the drill string faster. Fluid Miser pipe also reduces the amount of fluid lost during pipe. make up and break out.

“Every bit of drilling fluid used or spilled costs money,” says Finley. “And the expense of lost fluid is greater than the additives wasted. Labor for mixing fluids costs twice as much as the materials being mixed. Cleaning up spilled fluid and restoration of the site is time consuming and costly.”

Finley says Fluid Miser can save 10 percent of every dollar of fluid costs for every foot of bore made — a significant amount of money over a period of time.

Power Pipe and Fluid Miser, concludes Finley, are examples of how the Ditch Witch systems approach benefits users of horizontal directional boring equipment.

“Power Pipe enhances the productivity of our new family of Jet Trac boring systems. Because all elements of these new boring systems — boring rig, drill pipe, downhole tools, fluid system, and electronics — are designed and manufactured by the same company, everything is field tested and totally compatible for increased productivity and dependability.”

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