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flipout1 07-03-2013 12:28 PM

What Power Tools Do You Use for Tight Spaces?
 
Hey,

I'm an inventor in WA state, and I'm working on a new 7.2V driver designed to go where no other power tool can. I'm hoping to get some feedback from the DIY / HVAC crowd, and see what kinds of drills / drivers you like best for tight spaces and if you use right angle attachments, etc. Thanks so much!

Joel

TarheelTerp 07-03-2013 01:06 PM

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Originally Posted by flipout1 (Post 1210996)
and if you use right angle attachments...

I used to have a 3/8" RA drill attachment that I bought from Harbor Freight.
It was about $10 iirc... and worth every penny.

toolaholic 07-03-2013 09:12 PM

Bosch 1132 3.8 amp 3/8 corded angle drill w / speed dial(great for drilling). Corded craftsman mini t(great for driving screws). Corded Ryobi d-130vrrk for heavier stuff. Great torquey made in Japan drill from the mid 90s. Plus a wimpy 0-800 9.6 (stick battery) makita angle drill. Also a hitachi wh10dcl 10.8 volt impact angle driver that is the bomb. 0-2100rpm and. 265"lb of torque. I love it! And I almost forgot a bosch. Ps10 10.8 volt 0-600rpm cordless screwdriver. Nice but not alot of power.

toolaholic 07-05-2013 08:39 AM

I like the speed dial on the bosch for the control and the impacting of the hitachi for control driving. The big pistol grip Ryobi has a speed dial built into the trigger which is handy. The rad head takes the Ryobi from a 0-550 1/2 inch pistol to a torquey 0-360 or higher speed 0-780.

flipout1 07-05-2013 02:19 PM

Toolaholic,

thanks for the info - very helpful. Check out this new 7.2V driver I'm working on: it's called the Flipout Tantrum. I'm in the final stages of development, and I need to figure out a way to do a variable speed trigger (or perhaps a dial on the trigger like you mentioned the ryobi has). If you have time, check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks very much!

Joel

toolaholic 07-05-2013 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by flipout1
Toolaholic,

thanks for the info - very helpful. Check out this new 7.2V driver I'm working on: it's called the Flipout Tantrum. I'm in the final stages of development, and I need to figure out a way to do a variable speed trigger (or perhaps a dial on the trigger like you mentioned the ryobi has). If you have time, check it out and let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks very much!

Joel

Do you have a link or do I google flip out tantrum. Glad I could help. I'm a homeowner DYIer that has alot if tools that I bought on closeouts. I frequent sears,Home depot and lowes alot for buys.

toolaholic 07-05-2013 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by toolaholic

Do you have a link or do I google flip out tantrum. Glad I could help. I'm a homeowner DYIer that has alot if tools that I bought on closeouts. I frequent sears,Home depot and lowes alot for buys.

Never mind. Googled and found it. Looks like the rad head can spin 360 like the Ryobi but the head can also articulate up and down like my bosch ps10 (ryobi is fixed head at 90).Sweet! Congrats on your cool idea award.

toolaholic 07-05-2013 05:18 PM

Some thoughts a electronic clutch like the bosch ps10. Plus ps10 pulses and shuts off if it's 80 inch lbs of torque is exceeded. No wrist twisting it just shuts off. Speed dial like my milwaukee 1663-20 w/ soft start and electronic feedback to maintain speed. Speed dial on this spade handle drill is awesome (115-450rpm) making mixing alot more controlled. The Speed dial that controls impacts like the milwaukee 9072 impact wrench. Impulse to help drive screws like the metabo drills.

toolaholic 07-05-2013 08:46 PM

Read more about the tantrum. I like how the head pivots and the nose. Kinda like a double pivot flexhead ratchet. 160rpm should offer great driving control. Way to go. Great product!


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