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Old 01-16-2011, 03:14 PM   #1
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Hi there,

I have an older model Bosch drill without a torque converter, but would like to drive in some screws. Is there an attachment out there that would allow me to do this (I'm assuming you should have a torque converter to drive in screws)?

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Not really.
What size screws are you talking about?
Once you drive a few, you get the feel for it.

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Old 01-19-2011, 06:25 PM   #3
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What type head on the screws? Phillips, slotted, torx, Robison, etc.? IF slotted, forget it, you'll be chasing the screw driver bit all over. Using the proper driver bit, you will find that you will learn how it do this, and quick.
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the drill does have variable speed?
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Try it ... start off slow ... should be fine, if not, you will know pretty quickely
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:48 PM   #6
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Hi there,

I have an older model Bosch drill without a torque converter, but would like to drive in some screws. Is there an attachment out there that would allow me to do this (I'm assuming you should have a torque converter to drive in screws)?

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If it's Variable Speed it'll work fine. You just need to get the feel of it.

If it's a simple On/Off trigger, you're going to have a hard time making it work.
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Old 01-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #7
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I have a variable speed drill I use regularly as a power screw driver. As others here have already said, once you get the feel of it it works like a charm.
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Please use the red ! to report spammers, do not quote them, as it makes our job twice as hard.

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