Just a tip

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 13:56
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Reading through a tyre repairing post and I'll share a tip with you that might help.
When trying to buff the internal ribs off of a tyre wall to stick a patch too, I carry an old 12v or similarbattery drill that the rechargeable battery has died. I have removed the old battery and attached a couple of leads to it with aligator clips that connects to your battery. With a wire front facing wheel, I can buff those ribs off with little effort so that the patch readily sticks to the tyre wall. Just a note of warning, if your drill is 9v or less, don't overwork the motor or you may burn it out.
Be interested to hear of other tips too.
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Reply By: Member - JEFF - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 14:49

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 14:49
DES

Have done the same thing and works well for other drilling. A good tip.

Regarsd jeff
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Reply By: Bilbo - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 15:40

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 15:40
That's why, when I was buying a cordless drill, I chose a 12 volt Bosch. If I can't get access to a 240V power outlet to charge the thing up, I can connect it to the vehicle battery and still use it.

Bilbo
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Reply By: Member - Pesty (SA) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 16:28

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 16:28
Went straight out to the shed and retreived a recent dead 12v drill and did just that, what a great idea, as I often carry my 12v cordless drill kit anyway.
More STUFF to carry!! Cheers
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Reply By: dingdong - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 16:44

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 16:44
Hi Des Lexic
Jolly good idea have just put my 12 volt cordless drill under the bunk in my ute . I actually brought it for that specific purpose . Xu1 from Bunnings for $16-95 dammed good drill too have already re-roofed a shed with it .
Cheers ding dong .
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Reply By: Allan Mac (VIC) - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 17:56

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 17:56
Thanks for that Des. Just cleaned out a heap of old tools including an an old dead cordless. Now packed with other must carry tools.
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Reply By: Member - StevenL - Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 18:02

Tuesday, Jun 01, 2004 at 18:02
Good point.

It is not the drill that usually dies but the battery! If you were keen you could make up a dummy battery that has cables connected that you can clamp to the car battery. A drill that never goes flat just when you want to use it! It is a pain remembering to top the batteries up all the time.

Steven
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