Besides needing a new battery so I am better off just to buy a new drill plus the fact my DeWalt cordless drill is too big to use on the inside of small toms to take screws out any body recommend a reliable small cordless drill? Thanks
Terminology time, not to be a stickler but because it makes it easier to know what we're talking about:Stupid question:
I see you all have the cordless screwdrivers with star bits for use in screws like the ones inside the toms. How about a bit for use on the tension rods for quick tear down or reassembly when changing heads?
Is there a bit that you can adapt for this purpose and what would be it's size (I should know this)?
I took the 'buy a bit' route instead of making one. For a $6 item it's not worth the extra work. I saw the Gibraltar and it looks fine but I opted for the Evans. Other companies make them as well and are all about the same price. I'm sure they are pretty much all the same. Some look so identical that they are probably made in the same factory and branded differently. Thank you "Steambent" for this thread! It got me to go buy something that will make life easier and it's something that's relatively cheap. I never have used an electric screwdriver and just bought one (and the drill bit).Gibraltar makes a proper drill bit for tension rods. When I had right wrist surgery, I could not do fine movements like using a drum key. I got this drill bit and I love it. I also switched to the "S" shaped speed key that have a spindle handle as it's easier for me.
As for how to make a drill bit, just cut the two side handles off a drum key as noted above. I have a Dremel for this type of stuff and it is awesome. I used a vice grip & plies to tear off the handles, then cleaned it up with the Dremel. The "bit" is about 1/4" but fits fine in the drill and it works with no issues. I never drill all the way to tight. I always leave it so I fine tune by hand.
And, BTW, it should be a 5mm (female/reverse/inverse? - not sure of the term) square bit for the drum head.....maybe there is a "regular" drill bit with that design, but the "drum" ones are only like $5-6......