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Offline Montboyd

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Low-level power drill?
« on: June 13, 2017, 09:06:02 AM »
I have a old vintage "Home Utility" Black and Decker power drill that is labeled as a Sander Polisher on the metal tag on the drill body. Any idea what gives?

Offline Montboyd

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Re: Low-level power drill? That's mislabeled power drill
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2017, 09:09:27 AM »
Auto-correct messed up

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Low-level power drill?
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2017, 12:05:36 PM »
What does the operating end look like?  Is there a chuck?  Is there provision for some kind of side handle?

A sanding/polishing disc head, properly mounted on the tool, would be less likely to slip than a similar head mounted in a drill chuck, and a little more compact.  Also, they could optimize the operating speed, which might differ from what you'd want in a drill motor.  Or it may have just been a way to re-use an existing tool, expanding the number of tools they could sell to the innocent homeowner.

Modern standards for real sanders and polishers call for different speeds for each tool, I believe; but this was a homeowner's tool, so, if they tried for an optimal speed, they probably split the difference.

But, without pictures, it's hard to believe you have anything at all   :smiley:  :smiley:  :smiley:

Offline p_toad

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Re: Low-level power drill?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2017, 02:17:44 PM »

But, without pictures, it's hard to believe you have anything at all   :smiley:  :smiley:  :smiley:

Ouch.   :tongue: :cheesy: :wink:

Offline Twilight Fenrir

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Re: Low-level power drill?
« Reply #4 on: June 14, 2017, 04:28:39 AM »
Probably an oopsie at the factory.... But, as stated above, without pictures, hard to say...