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A smaller and lighter cordless drill, that is best paired with a 2Ah battery. Was bought via [https://www.betterplace.org/de/organisations/42081-comakingspace-heidelberg betterplace] donations in 2022.
A smaller and lighter cordless drill, that is best paired with a 2Ah battery. Was bought via [https://www.betterplace.org/de/organisations/42081-comakingspace-heidelberg betterplace] donations in 2022 and another one through a private donation in 2022.
 


=== Accessories ===
=== Accessories ===
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'''Betterplace donations'''
'''Betterplace donations'''
* 1x 18V 2Ah battery (BL1820B)
* 1x 18V 2Ah battery (BL1820B)
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== DeWalt DC740KA ==
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|machine name=DeWalt DC740KA
|image=DeWalt DC740KA.jpg
|access=[[Drill Introduction|drill introduction]]
|tutors=[[Tutor::User:Lukas|Lukas]], [[Tutor::User:Pakue|Patrick]], [[Tutor::User:Luzian|Luzian]],<br>[[Tutor::User:Johannes|Johannes]], [[Tutor::User:Keno|Keno]], [[Tutor::User:Lars|Lars]]
|location=[[Location::Drilling Table|drilling table]]
|manual=[http://d.manualretriever.com/lect.php?ID=2289436 manualretriever.com]
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This drill got [[Project:DeWalt Battery Replacement|new batteries.]]<br>
Please be aware that the charger can be a bit confusing - green light means "not charging" - red light means "charging". <br/>
If there is no light, make sure the charger is plugged in and switched on.
=== Gear Damage ===
As this is a relatively old tool, it's not perfect anymore: the gears may decouple resulting in weird noise and a non-spinning chuck. It's easily fixed, however: just go back and forth between the two speeds and you should be ready to go again!
'''New problem since late 2021: the faster speed does not seem to work anymore.'''


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Latest revision as of 19:46, 27 May 2022

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Cordless Drills

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Synonyms: cordless driver drills;
DE: Akkuschrauber,
Akkubohrschrauber
Type: power drills
Material: depending on the bit:
screws, plastic, wood, metal
Used with: drill bits, screwdriver bits
Location: wood workshop
(wall holder next to the drilling table)
Access Requirements: Drill Introduction
Tutors: Lars
Lukas
NitramLegov
Pakue
Johannes
Luzian
Keno
Similar (More or Less): drill press, screwdrivers,
rotary tool, screw gun


Cordless drills are very versatile tools and should not be missing from any workshop. Besides drilling, as the name implies, they are mostly used for driving screws ("electric screwdriver").

Here's a nice video about the internal mechanics of a typical drill!

Proper Use

Please follow these simple guidelines to avoid damage to your screws, material, or the drill itself:

  • the torque (DE: Drehmoment) can typically be set with the ring before the chuck
    • better start out too low than to round your screw in the first try - wood may also be damaged if screws (especially self-tapping/"Spax") are inserted too deep
    • the drilling setting at the end of the scale should only be used for drilling, it creates way too much torque for screws and screwdriver bits!
    • excessive torque does NOT make you screw faster, it really just wrecks stuff...
  • there may also be variable speed settings (slider on top)
    • only change when the drill is fully stopped
    • use the slower one (1) for screwing to prevent slipping
    • the higher speed can be used for drilling

Bits


Makita

Makita DDF484

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Makita DDF484

Makita DDF484 with charger.jpeg
Access Requirements: Drill Introduction
Manual: makita.de
Tutors: Lars
Lukas
NitramLegov
Pakue
Johannes
Luzian
Keno


We have two Makita DDF484 cordless drills. They have a 2 step metal gearbox for different drilling speeds. A torque limit for screwing can be set with the dial behind the chuck. Please use it to avoid breaking bits and screws due to too much torque! The chuck can hold up to 13mm drill bits.
One drill was donated by Ed and the batteries/charger are sponsored from multiple member donations, our Amazon Smile income as well as for the Tor4 workshops.


Makita DDF483

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Makita DDF483

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Access Requirements: Drill Introduction
Manual: makita
Tutors: Lars
Lukas
NitramLegov
Pakue
Johannes
Luzian
Keno


A smaller and lighter cordless drill, that is best paired with a 2Ah battery. Was bought via betterplace donations in 2022 and another one through a private donation in 2022.


Accessories

These were bought from member donations

  • 2x 18V 3Ah Batteries (BL1830B)
  • 1x charger (DC18RC)
  • MAKPAC box for charger and batteries (usually underneath the drilling table)

Tor 4 aquisitions

  • 2x 18V 5Ah batteries (BL1850B)
  • 1x charger (DC18RC)
  • MAKPAK box for charger, batteries and drill.

Betterplace donations

  • 1x 18V 2Ah battery (BL1820B)



Private Tools

Bosch PSR 960

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Bosch PSR 960

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Location: Lukas' workbench
Access Requirements: Drill Introduction
Manual: in the box
Tutors: Lars
Lukas
NitramLegov
Pakue
Johannes
Luzian
Keno


Lukas has a Bosch PSR 960 you might be able to borrow! Unfortunately, its battery has gotten pretty bad.

It has six torque settings and only one speed.

Power Supply
There used to be two batteries, but one was quite old and only held its charge for a very short time. It was therefore upgraded to a corded pack.
Charger for the intact one: "AL 1404", 7.2 to 14.4 V, 400 mA => 3 h charging time for the 1.2 Ah pack
Please do not leave the battery in the charger for more than 3 or 4 hours, the old NiCd batteries will heat up and suffer from quite the memory effect!