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Offline FestitaMakool

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Maiden voyage of (my) TPC Quadrive
« on: July 11, 2022, 05:10 PM »
Ha! Today I conquered the fact that the drills that is at hand (outside a box/systainer) is the ones being used, @Cheese  [wink].

My all new TPC was sitting in the dark (Systainer…) until today when I needed to drill a 3 3/8 (86mm) hole for an instrument. That meant drilling in gelcoat/glass fiber.. with a cheap sawtooth hole saw. What was the least! I wanted was to crack/damage the gelcoat. Therefore I needed to drill slow and controllable. Its the time i usually bring my corded Metabo and use with a set speed.

I figured I’d use the TPC instead. - Worked perfectly, very nice clean hole, and I “locked” my fingers on a slow speed on the trigger and let the drill chew the hole (Made a scoring in reverse first). Being a very tight fit, i had slight adjustments to do with either a file, or again use the TPC gently with the hole saw. Again slow speed with the electronic clutch set to 2 - IF the saw would catch an edge. Needless to say, again very pleased with how the drill worked.  [smile]

A fine work drill? Absolutely!







And of course some polishing before permanent mounting of the instrument..


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Offline Imemiter

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Re: Maiden voyage of (my) TPC Quadrive
« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2022, 11:58 PM »
Brave!  [wink]
Nice clean work, as usual. I think you've talked me into one.
Is that a different chuck than the one that comes with?
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Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Maiden voyage of (my) TPC Quadrive
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2022, 04:15 PM »
Not brave, just a calculated plunge  [big grin]

It’s and old chuck from an old 12V NiCad drill.. I like it because of it’s plastic sleeve - not the file-like metal one which grinds anything it comes close to..
- Also, when needed, the chuck that comes with CXS/TXS has a lot narrower diameter when space isn’t there too.  [smile]

Next is to fit a Carling switch - with a multitool. Not much to go on on that switch body, for those who know.
“The Stig” Yes, it is true, at least some part of it..
“If you have an old Land Rover and a fit wife, you’re most likely always busy”