After reading the post on (right angle drills needing electric brakes) I was inspired to start a new thread about getting bashed or thrown by the large drills we use in plumbing. Any body got any hole-hawg horror stories? Any timber-wolf tragedies? Haha enough with my rhyming I shall tell about my own. Being only 5'4 and 120 lbs I have been thrown in excess of 20 feet from a standing position into a pile of insulation bags by an old Milwaukee hole hawg in low gear. I have also been chucked off a ladder and through two studs and managed to land on my feet before hitting my a$$ on the floor, both of which after hitting nail clusters with self-feed bits. Also know of many other people bigger than me who had this happen to them especially from ladders. After it happened to me twice I ALWAYS brace the handle against a stud or other fixed object regardless of what gear it is in. I heard Dewalt makes a drill that this does not happen with. I would like to try it. Anyone else have any similar situations where they've become airborne when drilling?
No announcement yet.
Getting thrown/bashed by right angle drills.