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Drill for wire brushing

1970beep

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Any thoughts on a good quality drill for use in wire brushing rusty parts? It's been awhile since I bought one and my old one just broke. No clue as to all the choices out there. I don't really care if it is cordless as most of my work will be near an outlet.
Thanks, John
 
I think an angle grinder with a wire brush cup attached is easier-quicker to use. In addition to the grinder wheel, you can get thin bladed cut-off wheels too...........................MO
 
got a nice high rpm ryobi coreded drill at lowes for $40.works great with no problems at all.been using it a ton,the high rpm makes things go faster too.
 
If your going to spend the money. Purchase a tool worth while. Makita is the old stand by, I really like Milwaukee tools.
 
I use an electric Black & Decker reversible drill with a trigger lock. Has seen some heavy use off/on for the past 3 tears with no problems.
 
What parts are you wire brushing? Using a angle grinder wire brush is alot more abrasive and harder work then using a wire brush in an electric drill. What sort of finish are you after? How deep rust do you want to remove? if looking at a drill can you hold it above your head easily, does it have a hold button down function, Did the entire floor pan and inside of roof of my road runner the drill get quite heavy after a while. Prepare to be covered in dust very quickly.
 
I use a 4.5" angle grinder.Using a wire wheel cup is very hard on them so i use the cheapo ones.For the smaller stuff a small air angle grinder.
 
I'm a woodworker, and have always liked Porter-Cable tools. I have 4 P-C corded drills. They have never failed me.
 
I got a Hitachi angle grinder from Lowes a few years ago. It works very well. It's green.
 
Same here.....4.5" Milwaukee grinder with a regular wire wheel. Always get's the job done.

I have to Agree 100% I've been in construction & building cars for 35+ years, Milwaukee tools are well worth the money...
 
Any thoughts on a good quality drill for use in wire brushing rusty parts? It's been awhile since I bought one and my old one just broke. No clue as to all the choices out there. I don't really care if it is cordless as most of my work will be near an outlet.
Thanks, John

A buddy of mine works for dewalt so I have been privvy to some pretty sweet deals on tools lately but I have to say, quality is top knotch and power output is crazy good.

My recent additions are all cordless and I don't even use my corded tools anymore...even the drills keep up with or out perform my older corded drills. My vote, hands down is Dewalt.
 
Being a welder by trade, my other right hand is a angle grinder... Dewalt, Milwaukee, they all suck with the home owner safety trigger. If you want a "quality" angle grinder, there's only one, Metabo. That being said, in a bind I bought a Hitachi from Lowes like Rusty, I can't kill it!!! I bought another for a backup, it's still in the box, three years later. The switch locks on, so be careful not to catch the tails of your flannel shirt.... Ask me how I know :)
 
Everybody I work with in trades here uses Milwaukee or Dewalt

Maybe because they are less expensive and easier to come by, but the Metabo is a better grinder... I've used every grinder there is probably, I'd take that Hitachi next after a Metabo....
 
I have two grinders, a milwaukee 4.5" cordless and a Dewalt cordless 4.5". I love the milwaukee but do hate the little button you hold to undo the wheels. Actually after 7 years of abuse that little button no longer works and I have to use a pair of pliers on the spacer flats to hold it while I loosen the wheel.

The dewault cordless is handy as all hell but doesn't spin quite as fast as the corded milwaukee. But for a cordless angle grinder its fricking sweet; also very handy for salvage yard duty.

I have used some of the cheapies from menards and lowes...I gave them away they sucked so bad.

From here on out its Dewalt and Milwaukee for me.
 
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