Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
Wooden - speaking of "slapping" . . . .
when I was about 14 years old, I had a big cow horn,
about 14-18" or so and I was going to drill a hole in the end
so I could blow it like a trumpet.
using my Dad's 1/2" high torque drill that is shown in my above post,
I was on the front porch with an extension cord, drilling and
for some reason, I locked the trigger so I could hold the drill
between my legs and use both hands to apply more force on the horn.
well, as you can guess, the bit grabbed, started twisting.
now I was all wrapped up in the cord with the cow horn flailing wildly
and beating the bejesus out of me !!!! after about two dozen whallops,
I was able to get away from it and unplug it.
a very scary situation for anyone. I had cuts, abrasions, contusions and
bruises from my eyebrows to my belly button.
by the Grace of God, I did not lose an eye or anything else.
so yes, some of those high torque, low RPM machines can really mess
you up when you least expect it.
I now have 3 of those drills and I am always conscious of what can go wrong
in the blink of an eye.
-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --