Brushless motors for power tools

Brushless motors for power tools

I first came across brushless motors in the form of outrunner motors a few years back powering model aeroplane propellers. More recently I’ve heard about them being used for power tools such cordless drills, and on investigating I’ve learnt that

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TiN coating

TiN coating

I ordered some replacement drill bits this week. I’ve still not really mastered regrinding bits and given my shed time is a bit limited it seemed better to just buy replacements and use the old bits for some project requiring

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Axminster and Makita have got together and are offering a special Pink Makita 10.8v Lion rechargable drill driver. These limited edition drills come with a carry case, selection of drill bits and a charger. The drill can generate 24Nm of

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Big drill bits

Big drill bits

There’s quite a few different types of drill available in your local DIY store but for making larger holes you need a more specialist tool. Blacksmith Drills These are large sized drills with a smaller shank (typically 13mm). They are

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Countersinking

Countersinking

For the knurling tool I’m making I decided to attach a couple of the parts together with some countersunk screws. This raised the question of how do I ensure I’ve drilled it the right size? Conveniently in the UK the

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