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Offline JoeCB

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Two new Wrist busters
« on: March 08, 2022, 09:17:32 AM »
I added another wrist buster drill to my tool box.  1/2 inch Black & Decker 375 RPM , should be a real torque house, $10...  needed cleaning and a new cord. The other is a big 1/2" Thor a little faster, 550 RPM. Be sure to have your feet firmly planted when that drill bit grabs  :grin:
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Re: Two new Wrist busters
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2022, 09:49:57 AM »
Hello, Joe. Those are great tools!! I have the Black & Decker, and use it for mixing joint compound. It will spin the entire full 5 gallon bucket!!! You can hold the bucket still with your feet, but I learned from the drywall guys to stand on the edges of the open bucket :grin:
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Re: Two new Wrist busters
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2022, 06:06:13 PM »
IPt, yah' drywall guys are a special breed ... roofers too  :grin:

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Re: Two new Wrist busters
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2022, 11:59:49 PM »
Hi JoeCB,
What a find that was.
Are those 5/8" spindles?
« Last Edit: March 09, 2022, 03:39:53 AM by Model 12 »
No matter how much you cut off, it's still too short

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Re: Two new Wrist busters
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2022, 06:28:30 AM »
Great finds & great price.   Just make sure you screw in at least an 8" pipe nipple into the top of the B&D prior to using it.  Without it, your arms will twist up like in the old Popeye cartoons. 

My Granddad had a B&D like it that we used for concrete drilling.  No need for a hammer drill.

Dad had a Thor like yours.  I'll have to see if I can find it the next time I go home.   Both tools were built to last.


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Re: Two new Wrist busters
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2022, 03:21:03 PM »
Model 12 ( I like those too)   said .... "
" Are those 5/8" spindles?"

Don't understand ???

the chucks are 1/2 capacity

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Re: Two new Wrist busters
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2022, 04:13:17 PM »
Hi there JoeCB,

What I mean, is are the 1/2" Chuck's threads ( Mount) 1/2 - 20 or 5/8 - 16 ?

After seeing your post, I'll be keeping an eye out. That Black & Decker one might show up here.


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« Last Edit: March 12, 2022, 04:45:10 PM by Model 12 »
No matter how much you cut off, it's still too short