Sooner or later, I'm going to have to upgrade my drill (handheld drill probably bought 20 years ago) or at least the drill bits.
If you can make a "Close" fit you can use glue to hold it in the recess... Or epoxy or shu goo... or?? like I said "Punk it up", I read that thread about your camera and was totally impressed with your skills and imagination... Put 'em to Use...Bob
Quote from: MichaelMeissner on Oct 28, 2012, 05:10 amSooner or later, I'm going to have to upgrade my drill (handheld drill probably bought 20 years ago) or at least the drill bits.Get some new bits, Michael. There's no reason for a quality drill to go bad in 20 years. The chuck might get loose, but you can replace the chuck. Get a set of titanium nitride coated bits. I have some from Ryobi, and they're great. DeWalt are good as well. I'm sure that Freud, Porter-Cable, and Makita are good too. But the titanium-nitride coating makes a difference in how long the edge stays good. BTW, I used to through 3/16 bits like crazy installing melamine cabinetry, but I save the dull ones for drilling into drywall.
Yes, the bits are probably on the old-ish and probably need replacing. However, as I said, I had bought a concrete bit specifically to hang some shelves (project #823 of my undone projects) and I couldn't get it to make a hole with the new bit. So, I assume I need something with more torque. I don't know when we bought it, but I think my wife bought it primarily as a power screwdriver.