At surface level it seems like not such a big deal because 38 is so close to 12. Just stay away from.
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12 vs 38 drill. Octoder 105 degree right angle drill bit 14 38 12 hex shank socket adapter set. Most 38 drill bit sets only go up to a 12 with a reduced 38 shank. A 12 inch chuck wont need any special drills unless you plan on drilling larger than 12 inch.
Will that low rpm relegate such a drill to only boring a very narrow range of holes. You can find drill bits that are turned down so they fit in a 38 chuck but they may be more expensive 12 is better in my opinion. A variable speed drill with an adjustable clutch gives you versatility for drilling different materials and using a variety of bits.
If you dont use a drill everyday and dont need to buy a 12 drill. A 38 inch drill is common for work around the home and accepts a wide range of bits. If you have drill bits that do not fit your smaller 38 drill this adaptation will allow you to use those drill for about 25.
Or can you use a 500 or 850 rpm vsr drill to bore all the same holes as a 38 drill. Any drills larger than 38 will not fit a 38 chuck unless the drill shank is milled smaller. It is a 38 18 volt drill for around 13000.
My 38 covers about all my needs but for big torque things like mixing up a bucket of thinset or drilling a 3 hole wa hole saw bit i grab the 12 inch milwaukee. The larger bit sizes create more torque and the 38 shank can snap easier. Drilling softwood hardwood metal and masonry all require different speeds and.
Second a 38 chuck cannot hold bits larger than the 38 size. However most hole saws require a 12 chuck size requiring a more powerful drill. Ive had this one for 8 months now and it is one strong drill.
But then theres 14 inch shank drill bits with paddle bits spade bits all kinds of bits for drilling larger holes. Most basic drill bits these days as noted come with say a 58 inch cutting portion that is thinner on the non business end to enable it to fit in a 38 drill. Bosch makes a 24 volt 12 drill that is the cremedelacreme of the species.
A 38 chuck will hold a 38 drill bit and a 12 chuck will hold a 12 drill bit. Sold by wwu2368 an ebay marketplace seller. The question is should i get a 38 or 12.
Id go with the 12 chuck because sometimes you need to drill a bigger hole. When you have a cordless drill the more load you put on the drill the quicker the battery will die. The 12 drills produce more torque but they spin at only about 850 rpm max.
If you are working with wood you can get spade bits that are available in larger sizes. Wx 4 way chuck key drill press 3812341 universal combination key chuck. Sold by octoder an ebay marketplace seller.
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