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Old 12-22-2013, 05:56 PM
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Which drill to use with Baleigh TH-250 notcher?

Hi,
could anyone please advise me on a suitable drill to use?
My Dewalt drill isn't holding and is leaving marks on the notcher drive. They seem to have changed the design of the chuck on the new drills as my old dewalt gave me no trouble.
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Old 12-23-2013, 09:28 AM
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You have a keyed chuck or one of those keyless jobs?

I am sure they exist but I have not seen a keyless chuck that will clamp down tight like a good keyed chuck will.

You could simply change he chuck if this is the case. Or score any good 1/2 inch variable speed drill with a keyed chuck.
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Old 01-01-2014, 08:33 PM
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I'm having the same problem with my new dewalt drills. I changed the Chuck out with one made by Makita off the shelf at home depot and the clamping blades are flatter than the dewalt and so far haven't chewed up the drive on the stainless hole saw shaft...
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Old 01-01-2014, 11:09 PM
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I'm having the same problem with my new dewalt drills. I changed the Chuck out with one made by Makita off the shelf at home depot and the clamping blades are flatter than the dewalt and so far haven't chewed up the drive on the stainless hole saw shaft...
I need to do this to my craftsman 1/2" drill. I hate keyless-chucks.
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Old 01-02-2014, 08:39 AM
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I have no issues with my Milwaukee corded drill. My TN-250 has three flats on the driveshaft, so there shouldn't be any issue with slipping. Maybe something changed there relative to what I have?
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Old 01-02-2014, 11:29 PM
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In my experience it's just the cheap Chuck on the new dewalt. They have a serious design flaw.
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Old 01-03-2014, 08:33 AM
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If that's the case, I'm glad my last drill purchase was a Milwaukee!
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Old 01-03-2014, 01:23 PM
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I search around when I first got my notchmaster. Seemed like a lot of guys liked the Milwaukee magnum drills. I got a used 8a 1/2" keyed chuck magnum off ebay for a good price and have zero complaints and would buy another. I have used my 18v 1/2" makita LXT drill to notch too for a quick notch here and there and it works fine too.
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Old 01-03-2014, 04:27 PM
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I am turning into a Milwaukee lover. I love my 4.5" angle grinder and am really impressed with the 1/2" drill (both are corded) that we have at work. That thing will break your arm if it binds up and you don't have a good grip on it.
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Old 01-04-2014, 06:36 PM
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Pleased to hear it wasn't just me.
I agree the new chuck design on the dewalt is poor. The old model that I used had a keyless chuck and was battery operated, it performed and lasted great.
Would anyone mind posting the models of the drills they are using please?
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Old 01-04-2014, 09:40 PM
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Someone posted that they have been using a harbor freight drill on here a while back with great results. Might worth a look if your on a budget.
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