Saw drill/auger attachment

Post in 'The Gear' started by Diabel, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. Diabel

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    Yesterday I put up 75 buckets at my buddy's sugar bush! Lots of manual drilling once the three cordless/electric drills died. I believe there is a such a gadget. How does it work and your opinions greatly appreciated...
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  2. lukem

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    My BIL has one. Don't know a lot about it but they use it for timber frame construction.
     
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    We have 6 or 8 of the Stihl BT45's but we use them with the bulb auger. Pretty reliable and only around $400 if I remember right.
     
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    for drilling a 5/16" or 7/16" spile hole in a maple tree?? That Stihl drill is a tad bit OVERKILL, and I know OVERKILL.....;)

    I'd either be sticking with the brace and bit, or purchasing a couple extra cordless drill batteries for the job......
     
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    I just thought it would be a nice addition to my toys. Perfect birthday gift! But I think an extra cordless drill with couple of batteries is the way to go.
     
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    I'm assuming there is some kind of vehicle involved in collecting the sap?

    If that's the case, maybe the $90 Harbor Freight generator or an inverter big enough to run a corded drill? Inverter is more $$ but could use it to recharge batteries for the cordless drill (while you're on the go) among other things.
     
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    Well, if you WANT the gas drill, by all means get it! I've been eyeing that drill up as well as a gas driven circular saw......

    Do I need one? NO. Do I WANT one? HELL YEAH!!

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