Archive for October, 2011

Oct
2

Bosch Daredevil Spade Bits

I am out of town (as usual) and had to pick up a sharp 1″ spade bit. I probably have 100 1″ spade bits because i always need them and they are either dull or in my other bag. I went to one source tool supply (local hardware store) to pick one up. The guy grabs an odd looking bit. Looked fancy so i assumed it would be expensive and i didn’t like the idea of the threaded tip. I assumed that the threaded tip would either just strip out or pull my bit in to close and cause it to seize up. I asked if he had something else and the only other 1″ bit was an expensive auger hole saw bit. More than i wanted to spend and it wasn’t the right tool for the job. I wanted to use the spade bit to do some “chopping”. A multimaster is a much better tool for this but i don’t have one with me.

The clerk said “The bosch is $3 and the auger is $30 so…” So… i bought the bosch :). Clerk says “i thought everyone would like these but so far no one wants to try them”. I get out to the job expecting the worst and my fears were confirmed. Pulled right in nice and tight and seized up. I try again and the same thing. I cant even get the darn thing to strip out to free it up because it keeps pulling into new wood. Than i had an idea… What if i change from 2 to 1.. slow it down a little. I slow it down and try again and it works perfectly. The bit did all the work and all i had to do was hold the drill. This has to be the best paddle bit on the market. I only drilled about 30 holes so i cant comment on life expectancy just yet but it was sharp for each of the 30 holes i drilled and every single one of them was effortless.

Photos below.

Oct
0

OT – Help if you can

I copied this right out of the thread at Remote Central. I even stole the thread title :). Go ahead and try to make it thru the video below without feeling inspired.

On 1317794146, WhiteVan Lifestyle said…
Hey guys, this is my nephew. Many of you who have been around for a while will most likely remember when my family was dealing with this tragic accident. I dont think I’ve followed up with whats become of my nephew since those times. To put it into short form he’s become an inspiration and someone the world needs to see.
Check out the video, share the video and if you can then donate a couple bucks. Only 3 days left and we are oh so close.

Donate Here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/newfangledstudios/sky-high-an-original-documentary?ref=live Pitch in whatever you can, it all adds up!

When your done go over and check out the latest URC Newsletter where our friend Jeff Madden from Safe ‘N Sound, shares some hard earned insight about the industry. http://www.universalremote.com/newsletter/2011/october/