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    Default difference between pillar drill and mag drill

    Is there a difference? Can you use normal drill bits on a mag drill?

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    Yes you can. There should be an adaptor for a number 3 MT and a drill chuck...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Default difference between pillar drill and mag drill

    Which would you recommend? I need it mainly for drilling 25/26mm holes.

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    I have used mag drills with regular chucks that don't take a morse taper bit, and also a hougen with the rotabroach type bits. I personally love the hougen drill, very lightweight and clean holes. Costly to buy upfront though

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3500crane View Post
    I have used mag drills with regular chucks that don't take a morse taper bit, and also a hougen with the rotabroach type bits. I personally love the hougen drill, very lightweight and clean holes. Costly to buy upfront though
    I 2nd the Hougen drill for what you are doing...Bob
    Bob Wright, Grandson of Tee Nee Boat Trailer Founder
    Metal Master Fab Salem, Oh 44460
    Birthplace of the Silver & Deming Drill
    1999 MM185 w/185 Spoolgun,1986 Thunderbolt AC/DC
    Spool Gun conversion. How To Do It. Below.
    http://www.millerwelds.com/resources...php?albumid=48

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    Default difference between pillar drill and mag drill

    That's great, thanks very much.

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    I've had good luck with my CSunitec mag drill and cutters, I would buy them again. http://www.csunitec.com/portable-magnetic-drills/

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