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Old 28th March 2013, 14:19   #526
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Can someone suggest me a good battery operatrd drill within 3 to 5 k inr. ? I want something with which I can unscrew nuts and bolts easily. It will hardly be used for drilling holes. Something to make working on my bike easier.

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Recently purchased a Black and Decker EPC12k2 12V cordless drill/driver. I am loving it actually. Comes with two batteries, 16 accessory bits and a handy case. The 11 Nm torque is quite adequate for the odd jobs around the house. The clutch has 24 settings allowing the slowest screwdriver operations and medium-heavy wall drilling.

http://www.blackanddeckerindia.in/pt/epc12k2.html
Sir where did you buy this from ? Can this be used to tighten and loosen bolts ? How much is the price?

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Can someone suggest me a good battery operatrd drill within 3 to 5 k inr. ? I want something with which I can unscrew nuts and bolts easily. It will hardly be used for drilling holes. Something to make working on my bike easier.
http://www.machpowertools.com/Produc...id-523238.aspx

This is a good one. I am considering buying this in a short while. I plan to shift my home now, and once i shift, I will buy this.

Cordless Drills give flxibility and with 2 battery packs, i think it should serve DIY jobs more than easily. Cordless is impractical only for Hevy duty & continuos operation. I see only a maximum of 2 hrs usage in a DIY scenario.

- You can also buy a drill brush for your car detailing needs, which fits into this drill.
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Does this also unscrew the nuts? Thats one of my main concerns. As I didn't read it anywhere on the site. Forgive me if it sounds noobish.
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I actually prefer single use tools, may be as I do not use the tools outside the house. So I have collected 10 pliers, 20 screw drivers and over 40 sockets, 30+ ring spanners and a lot of open ended spanners, apart from specialist tools - pullers, compression checker, drill bits (1mm to 25mm dia, 50mm long to 500m long, steel, wood and masonry), reamers bolt extractors . . . .
You are absolutely right to do so. Multi-tools, adjustable spanners and interchangeable-bit screwdrivers are great for portability, convenience and odd jobs, but there is nothing like the actual tool for the task. My Leatherman probably gets the most use for electrical work, where pliers, knife and wire stripper are the tools for the job, and those with the Leatherman are as good as any.

For mechanical work especially, nothing can beat the proper, correct size spanners and sockets.
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Does this also unscrew the nuts? Thats one of my main concerns. As I didn't read it anywhere on the site. Forgive me if it sounds noobish.
Oh !! - Nope this does not unscrew Nuts. This is for screw only.

This product below would screw/unscrew nuts, but the quality is horrible as per customer reviews.

http://www.telebrandsindia.com/Product/impact-tool-kit
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Oh !! - Nope this does not unscrew Nuts. This is for screw only.

This product below would screw/unscrew nuts, but the quality is horrible as per customer reviews.

http://www.telebrandsindia.com/Product/impact-tool-kit

For unscrewing nuts and bolts you need massive torque, hence the use of pneumatic tools in workshops.

I have a medium duty screw driver made by Ralli - Wolf, ought in early 70's
http://www.hmdoyal.com/products/rall...wdriver/sn.htm
http://www.ralliwolf.com/company.html

You can screw and unscrew using a 1/2" socket attachments as well as a screw driver attachment. But the final tightening and initial untightening is by hand (using torque wrench for tightening)

I also have their SD4C 13mm drill. It is still going strong.
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Oh !! - Nope this does not unscrew Nuts. This is for screw only.

This product below would screw/unscrew nuts, but the quality is horrible as per customer reviews.

http://www.telebrandsindia.com/Product/impact-tool-kit
Can you suggest any other tool that makes unscrewing nuts a bit easier than with a spanner? The spanner really is a waste of time due to the amount of repetitions one has to do to unscrew the nuts in those tiny spaces.

And I think its better to stay away from telebrands.

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For unscrewing nuts and bolts you need massive torque, hence the use of pneumatic tools in workshops.

You can screw and unscrew using a 1/2" socket attachments as well as a screw driver attachment. But the final tightening and initial untightening is by hand (using torque wrench for tightening)

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Sir what is this torque wrench? Does it ease the work load compared to a spanner? Also I've seen this tool which can rotate in one direction and gets locked if turning in the other direction. Saw one from Stanley. It had various attachments for nuts and bolts and made clicking noise. I think it was called a ratchet? Do you think this tool is effective for my requirements and if so can you recommend me a good one?

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Can you suggest any other tool that makes unscrewing nuts a bit easier than with a spanner? The spanner really is a waste of time due to the amount of repetitions one has to do to unscrew the nuts in those tiny spaces.

And I think its better to stay away from telebrands.
One solution is what I have described above. http://www.hmdoyal.com/products/rall...wdriver/sn.htm Here are the pros and cons
Pros
. Uses 1/2 drive hence will be usable with all your sockets
. Can screw/unscrew quite fast at 400RPM
Cons
. Is quite heavy
. Does not have the torque of pneumatic tool so initial unscrewing and final tightening is still with hand tools
. As it is socket based, the nut/bolt should be accessible by the socket. There are a lot of situations where this not so, hence specialized (and bent/crescent) spanners are required. In automobiles there are lot of such locations. I remember that accessing the Alternator required a special crescent spanner.

In short short of getting industrial grade pneumatic tool there are very few option to a handtool.
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Sir what is this torque wrench? Does it ease the work load compared to a spanner? Also I've seen this tool which can rotate in one direction and gets locked if turning in the other direction. Saw one from Stanley. It had various attachments for nuts and bolts and made clicking noise. I think it was called a ratchet? Do you think this tool is effective for my requirements and if so can you recommend me a good one?

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If you are aware of a socket set then you rotate them using either a bar or a ratchet wrench. The ratchet has a knob that allows it to rotate the socket in one direction and slip in the other. So while tightening you just move the handle to tighten and then move it back (when it slips and does not rotate the socket)
http://www.hmdoyal.com/products/tapa...cketaccess.htm

A torque wrench is a specialized ratchet where a limiting torque is set on a dial. Once the force exerted by your hand exceeds the limit it will slip. The idea is to tighten the nuts/bolts to the designed torque. Over torquing can elongate/strip the thread and in extreme cases shear the bolt.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Torque_wrench
http://www.macmasterindia.com/catalo...php?parentid=8

Coming back to your question. A ratchet is a big step on a spanner, and can make your life easier. Just like spanners have various sizes, so do sockets, except that sockets are much more expensive. The most popular DIY sizes are 10, 12, 14, 15, 19 and 22mm. The range is much wider. I have all sizes from 6mm to 32mm as well as the corresponding US sizes and a few Whitworth sizes.

A torque wrench is useful only when you need to tighten to a precise torque and does not speed up things beyond a normal ratchet wrench
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Can someone suggest me a good battery operatrd drill within 3 to 5 k inr. ? I want something with which I can unscrew nuts and bolts easily. It will hardly be used for drilling holes. Something to make working on my bike easier.

Thanks in advance.

Sir where did you buy this from ? Can this be used to tighten and loosen bolts ? How much is the price?
Like everybody has already suggested, the B&D drill/driver I got will not serve your purpose as in your case, the torque requirement will be very high. Still, if you want for light use, there are attachments which can help unscrew light nuts/bolts.

I bought it for 3.8k, by the way.
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It surprises me how I can find a TBHP thread on pretty much everything that would interest a man! Even though this is primarily an automobile enthusiasts forum. One of the reasons why my wife hates this forum! lol.

This is officially my favorite thread from today.

I'm a huge DIY nut and have been collecting tools for as long as I remember. I just added a new Dremel to my kit and was looking to see who else uses it here, thereby stumbling onto this thread.

This would be my second dremel. The first one is over fifteen years old and was a gift from my dad. It still works! Though its seen better days and does not offer multiple speeds like the new one does.

I also bought the speed clic accessory set. Looks like it will save a lot of time spent on adjusting the normal mandrels. And I'm stoked with the flexi shaft. If that thing works, it would be blessing when working with my RC cars.

Looking forward to sharing ideas on this thread!
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I use a B&D one myself. All the accessories for dremel work for it as B&D is also a Bosch brand now. Unluckily I bought the 110V version, so I use it with a voltage converter, which is quite unweildly and large.

I use the speedclick accessory as well and its a boon to change out disks quickly and easily, though the discs are more expensive.

On that note, has anyone visited the Bosch shop in Bannergatta road and checked if they stock dremel accessories?
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Oh !! - Nope this does not unscrew Nuts. This is for screw only.
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For unscrewing nuts and bolts you need massive torque, hence the use of pneumatic tools in workshops.
I also have their SD4C 13mm drill. It is still going strong.
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And I think its better to stay away from telebrands.

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This can unscrew Nuts. It is battery operated electric and is torquey enough. The only deterrent is that it is available in UK Only.

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I can guarantee two things...

One is that you will waste money buying attachments that never get used (yes, I did!): the other is that, when its time comes, you will find it really, really useful.
Old post quoted, but its the holy grail of Dremel!

I just ordered a full set of tungsten carbide bits after trying one and falling in love with it! I don't even know what some of the shapes are for! But I'd love to find out!! I ordered the cutting kit and right angle attachment while I was at it.

And lo and behold, a link below took me to the mini circular saw. I must have that too. Wait a minute!! Is that a router attachment?

Quick! somebody pull the plug on this darn computer!!
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Ahh, yes... That's the Dremel story!

I haven't used many of the things that came in the standard kit, let alone the extras that I bought. I wonder if I'll ever use the flexible drive? Given that the Dremel is such a small hand-held device, it seems superfluous.
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