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  • I want to add an LED to my drill! LOL

    I had the chance to use the new Makita 18v LiOn impact driver yesterday. While it's almost identical in every way to my dewalt in how it operates (awesomely!), the coolest thing was the LED light that is built into the front of the housing. As soon as you touch the trigger, it comes on! What a cool idea! And it really helps see where the darn top Euro hinge screw is going too when hanging 40" tall upper cabinet doors in a dark cabinet!

    Is there any way to add one to a Dewalt impact without having to be some kind of electronic wizard?

    Mark
    Congratulations to Mr. "the sky is falling" Al Gore, nominated the new Village Idiot!

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    Re: I want to add an LED to my drill! LOL

    I think I would give one of these a try first and see if it helps.

    http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=58

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    • #3
      Re: I want to add an LED to my drill! LOL

      You would look silly wearing that thing on your head.

      Try this instead http://en.petzl.com/petzl/LampesProduits?Produit=622

      I wear mine all day. Sure I get some funny looks sometimes but at least I can see what I'm screwing.

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      • #4
        Re: I want to add an LED to my drill! LOL

        I have one of these on my XD which may work for you if you can figure how to fit it to your drill.

        http://www.streamlight.com/product/product.aspx?pid=81

        Mark
        "Somewhere a Village is Missing Twelve Idiots!" - Casey Anthony

        I never lost a cent on the jobs I didn't get!

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        • #5
          Re: I want to add an LED to my drill! LOL

          I have a couple of the head light things but really liked the little LED that was built into the drill. Guess i'll have to make a trip to radio shack and see what I can come up with!
          Congratulations to Mr. "the sky is falling" Al Gore, nominated the new Village Idiot!

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            Re: I want to add an LED to my drill! LOL

            Originally posted by The Wood Meister View Post
            I have a couple of the head light things but really liked the little LED that was built into the drill. Guess i'll have to make a trip to radio shack and see what I can come up with!
            You could always velcro or epoxy a Millite to your drill or just wear it on your finger. Other good choices are the Photons. They have a model that can be switched on and left on.
            Phil
            Tools Rule

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            • #7
              Re: I want to add an LED to my drill! LOL

              How about one of these and a big rubber band or a velcro strap to piggyback on the drill.

              http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=93712

              These puppies are really bright and low cost. I picked one up last weekend and it fits easily in the apron pocket.

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              • #8
                Re: I want to add an LED to my drill! LOL

                Originally posted by The Wood Meister View Post
                I have a couple of the head light things but really liked the little LED that was built into the drill. Guess i'll have to make a trip to radio shack and see what I can come up with!

                Here is another sort of unique light that could be used on a power tool. Their website is very annoying to navigate though. Sometimes a flash website is just a time waster.
                Phil
                Tools Rule

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