Author Topic: Anybody else with eccentric chuck drive their pocket holes like this?  (Read 1264 times)

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Offline ear3

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I occasionally get frustrated with pocket screws -- especially ones sunk in thick material -- by how the bit will stop engaging the screw head as the screw goes deeper and the drill chuck forces the machine to angle away as it contacts the wood.  A small lightbulb went off in my head this weekend, and I realized I could use the eccentric chuck on my T18 to keep the drill at the optimum angle most of the way through the drive. 
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Offline bobfog

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I just used a 6" torx bit and the problem doesn't come up.

Offline Tinker

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I just used a 6" torx bit and the problem doesn't come up.

Same here. 
Tinker
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Offline GarryMartin

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Same here, 150mm Kreg bit although interesting point about the offset chuck for use in cramped conditions where the 150mm may make the overall bit/drill length too long. Had this with some noggin installs between floor joists where plumbing presented some interesting space challenges!