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Hand Drill

From DT Online

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Description

Hand Drills (aka Wheel Brace) are a useful addition to a toolbox and can complement Electric Drills when there is a need to:

  • drill just a few small holes
  • drill pilot holes
  • countersink holes


Features and Applications
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Most have a Keyed Chuck which accept Parallel Shank drills with a capacity of up to 6mm diameter. The handle turns a large Bevel Gear which meshes with one or two smaller Pinions. The Gear Ratio provides the necessary Mechanical Advantage.


The better quality drills always have two Pinions and the Gears are fully enclosed to avoid the danger of trapped fingers!


Young children may have difficulty drilling holes which are truly Square to the surface (e.g. of a disc to make a wheel). A simple Jig can be made which supports a Hand Drill within a sliding frame to assist. In use, one child operates the drill and another holds the work-piece to be drilled . . . . but . . .


Activity: Consider how to design and make a simple Jig to hold the work whilst drilling discs to make wheels - ideally one which 'self-centres' the discs.


DT Online Buyers' Guide
Draper 13841 8 mm Pistol Grip Hand Drill Faithfull FAIHANDDRILL-TB 8.0mm Capacity Double Pinion Handdrill Saver 0.5-8mm Mini Hand Drill with Keyless Chuck Pin Vise Model Hand Drill  Draper 13838 8 mm 3/8-Inch Chuck Double-Pinion Hand Drill
Draper 13841 8 mm Pistol Grip Hand Drill Faithfull FAIHANDDRILL-TB 8.0mm Capacity Double Pinion Handdrill Saver 0.5-8mm Mini Hand Drill with Keyless Chuck Pin Vise Model Hand Drill Draper 13838 8 mm 3/8-Inch Chuck Double-Pinion Hand Drill