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Offline huntneiowa

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DIY drill plate
« on: Feb 17, 2018, 08:55 PM »
When itís mid February and you want a clam plate but nobody has any. Couple nights work with two bearings and thumb throttle like my gas auger. Could have made it smaller but Iím considering it a prototype. Mostly made with 1/2 inch plastic so not terrible heavy but about 12 lbs with drill.










Offline huntneiowa

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Re: DIY drill plate
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Offline lefty2053

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Re: DIY drill plate
« Reply #2 on: Feb 18, 2018, 05:00 AM »


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Offline tbern

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Re: DIY drill plate
« Reply #3 on: Feb 18, 2018, 09:07 AM »
Looks good! did you get a chance to try it out on the ice yet?

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Re: DIY drill plate
« Reply #4 on: Feb 18, 2018, 11:06 AM »
Not yet but see no reason it shouldnít be fine. 15 lbs with drill and big battery. After looking at it I think I will remake the main plastic plate and make it 2 inches narrower and 3-4 inches shorter itís a little big!

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Re: DIY drill plate
« Reply #5 on: Feb 18, 2018, 02:35 PM »
nice job, but why 2 bearings? Now the drill has to be in perfect alignment I would think. Mine only had 1 bearing and it worked just fine.

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Re: DIY drill plate
« Reply #6 on: Feb 18, 2018, 04:33 PM »
Why do you need bearings? If the drill is well supported isn't that sufficient. i.e the support just replaces the person's hand. When drilling by hand using an elec drill w/o a plate there are no bearings. Just curious.

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Offline huntneiowa

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Re: DIY drill plate
« Reply #7 on: Feb 18, 2018, 08:51 PM »
2 bearings just to take the side to side pressure off the drill chuck.

Offline SirCranksalot

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Re: DIY drill plate
« Reply #8 on: Feb 19, 2018, 07:41 AM »
But is there any more pressure when using a plate than just using it by hand?
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Re: DIY drill plate
« Reply #9 on: Feb 19, 2018, 09:39 PM »
2 bearings just to take the side to side pressure off the drill chuck.

With mine the shaft is able to pivot in the bearing sleeve to align things up. If I remember right 2 points form a line, 3 points equal a plane. Meaning it is harder too line up 3 points (2 bearings and a drill) than just the drill and one bearing.
 Just my way of thinking. But it must be working for you and that's all that matters.

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Re: DIY drill plate
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Offline huntneiowa

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Re: DIY drill plate
« Reply #11 on: Feb 20, 2018, 08:12 AM »
I seen that looks good. Yes it works great with two bearings and drill in a plane. But will be making the main plate a little smaller maybe today if I find time

 



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