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Poor Darn Drill
I can't be annoyed at the low-mid-grade 1/2 hammer drill from Harbor Freight for dying for two very important reasons:
First... I expected it to die. This is the second one that hubby or I killed by mixing concrete with a drill attached spiral-type mixer, and the drill just isn't really meant to do that. I mean, what $30 drill is?
And of course, second and even more importantly... this bad boy drill-mixed around 25 bags of concrete and didn't quit on hubby and me through the 8 hour ordeal Tuesday night
of pouring our ramp/walkway all the way to 12:30am.
But I am a little annoyed that after I prepared a three-part mold for two bench tops and a patio coffee-table to use up the extra concrete we have sitting around, the drill just stopped without warning about half way through the second bag of concrete. No... no belching-smoking-sparking-melting-fiery death for this drill. Unlike the last one, on a slightly too full bucket of mix it just stopped. So suddenly that I was first sure that a breaker must have blown or something else.
Sadly, I was somewhat relying on the roiling smoke and melting to let me know I was running out of time with the drill. Instead, the quiet dead-stop left me hand mixing to finish filling even one of the three parts of the mold I prepared.
So this particular concrete project will be on hold probably until next spring if the bags are still work-able and not turned solid. The cardboard mold will probably be dead by then... but I do have the other half of the box to make another.
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