Reviews and Problems with Milescraft 1390 Drill 90 Right Angle Drilling Attachment
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Great handle, but I lost the pin
Tamer Farid "Egypt Giro", amazon.com
25 November 2011
Summary: It's great and very useful, but the proprietary square-head pin that attaches the red grip handle was lost!! I disassembled the unit to fit into my low drawer before storing it. I wish that there was a special bag to store the whole unit, or a grove on the side of the unit to store the handle and the pin.
Summary: In an electrical retro-fit, I needed to put some holes through some wall studs in a tight corner of a room in order to run some Romex wiring. After cutting openings in the sheetrock, the angled drive allowed me to drill some clean, straight holes through the studs in a matter of minutes. The handle works well and is easy to change from one side to the other, though I found myself often working without it at all, just holding the drill attachment itself.
Summary: I used this attachment one time right out of the box and the plastic gear housing cracked wide open. Very cheap plastic is used as the frame and housing for the gear drive. Even though the drive gears and axles are made of metal. I was very disappointed. Home Depot did give me my money back.
Summary: The Milescraft right angle drill attachment works as advertised. The chuck holds a firm grip even on a fairly large bit which was a pleasant surprise. The handle is big, solid, and gives good control. I plan to use this attachment for occasional work and don't expect it to stand up to any kind of production demands, that's a job for a real right angle drill. Certainly any work that would generate heat in the mechanism of this attachment should be a sign to slow down.
Summary: I give this product 3 stars mostly because at under $20 it is relatively inexpensive and it is useful for a narrow range of jobs. Otherwise, it is for light use only and is a poor substitute for a true right angle drill. Positives: * It is relatively inexpensive compared to other options. * It will do in a bind if you only need to drill a few small holes. * It is small and easy to keep on hand. Negatives * It is hard to control without the handle.
Summary: This right angle drill attachment worked as advertised to enable me to drill holes in the top plate of a couple of walls. I did not notice any wobble, but it probably would not have mattered in this usage anyway. I keep the key chucked in the unit so it doesn't get lost in my "storage".
Summary: I've owned this right angle attachment for about a year and used it about ten times. It's the kind of tool I wish I had never purchased - it works, just not very well. Since it's not defective, and the cost is low, I never bothered returning it. Pros: - easy to use, and it seems moderately robust with it's combination of metal gears and bushings housed in a thick plastic casing. - low cost Cons: - does not run true.
Summary: I am extremely pleased with this right-angle tool. It is well constructed and made drilling through the wall studs a breeze, all at an affordable price. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is beacuase it does not have a keyless chuck - or at least a place to store the key.