Does not maintain stability between drill bit and target
Posted January 6, 2014
The Jacobs chuck as assembled to the cross guide/chuck assembly combined with the cross guide's attachment to the guide bars has enough play to cause the drill bit to drift as much as 1/4" even when the base is securely clamped to the surface being drilled. I returned the unit for a refund. My portable shop jig does a much better job of keeping the drill bit on target.
This thing might be worth it...
Posted July 8, 2012
This thing might be worth it if your life depended on you being able to drill a hole straighter than you could be eye. Yeah, I guess its portable so I'll have to add in being dragged away from the shop for this life or death drilling contest. Still for $ I expected it to be a bit better. It wobbles. In many conditions it is hard to hold or to clamp flat.
The rig has holes in its...
Posted January 3, 2010
The rig has holes in its base for mouting the system, as others have noted. I used that feature to design a base for the press that will allow for holding and drilling counter sunk screw holes in sections of hardwood flooring. The base holds the boards, and allows for the press to move side to side to allow for drilling two holes beside each other. I sacrificed very little portability and it's a great use for that "cast aside" cheapo cordless drill I was ignoring. Its applications are limitless if one is willing to be inventive and develop a solution for their own needs. I say 5 stars for making my life easier.
A little wobbly and sticky, but...
Posted March 26, 2009
A little wobbly and sticky, but it sure beats anything else at drilling perpendicular holes in the field. I don't use it for shop work.
This product was a total waste...
Posted January 30, 2009
This product was a total waste of money for me. It didn't hold the drill straight, and it bounced all over the workbench. Yes, I could have bolted it down, but then what would be the point of getting a portable one?