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New Gas Powered SDS Drill

PostPosted: Dec 23, 2007 11:52 am
by cavescom
**Feel free to pass this info. on to any cave related group**

Here is a link to a new gas powered SDS drill available in the U.S. their contact info. is on the site.

This is my note from Carroll Bassett about the drill
<Just finished testing this new drill and am very impressed with the quality and performance. They are manufactured in China by a factory that does work for both Milwaukee and Bosch. Very similar to the Ryobi's but with a larger displacement engine yielding a big improvement when drilling 1/2" dia. holes. I would estimate they take 1/2 the time for 22" deep holes.>


Mark Passerby,

PostPosted: Dec 23, 2007 3:29 pm
by tncaver
How much will this new drill sell for?
My Ryobi has been a great drill but has never had quite enough
power to suit me. The Ryobi is extremely reliable though.

Re: New Gas Powered SDS Drill

PostPosted: Dec 23, 2007 7:14 pm
by Tlaloc
cavescom wrote:...I would estimate they take 1/2 the time for 22' deep holes...

Yeah, but carrying a 22 foot bit into a cave is a real challenge.

gas powered drill

PostPosted: Dec 23, 2007 7:28 pm
by jonsdigs
Do they come in diesel for underground? The carbon monoxide production requires more ventilation than any cave I've been in. Gasoline engines are illegal in underground mines, period.

PostPosted: Dec 24, 2007 1:00 am
by cavescom
Below is the flyer that Carroll sent me on the unit.

**Exhaust---these drills should only be used when you have good airflow but here is a useful article for an exhaust kit


Mark Passerby,