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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: SNIPERBBB] #7771313
01/13/23 08:39 PM
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So I have been using this driver for a little bit now but I really like it. Super tough. I love the red hose handle. It makes pulling the driver loose from the earth anchor a breeze.


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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7809926
03/01/23 07:15 AM
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I brought 3 WF drivers with to Oklahoma this year and they all lasted about a week and a half. Borrowed my buddies backup driver he got from Tom at Stalker Fabrications and that thing was beautiful. Came out of the ground every time and left the anchors in the ground each time. Got back home and called Tom and ordered 2.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7812090
03/03/23 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Roofbolter…duh, lol. That would make sense wouldn’t it.

I bet he also Bubble welds the Jaws as well instead of sending them out. I bet he also uses that welder on a lot of stuff. Not a week goes by I don't use mine. Heck you should hear my Hemi with the Exhaust I welded on it. Also the Rack to haul my John Boat as well as the Anchors I welded up for my John Boat. You should see the rack I welded up for my four Wheeler to hold the gear for both Hunting and Trapping. You should see the Tack Racks I welded out of old Horse shoes for our Horse Tack. Actually I think every one should have a welder and if need be Learn how to weld.


God please keep they 19 fallen UBB miners out of trouble up there.
Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7812156
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Never welded…….get by without it thus far.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7854237
04/27/23 09:11 AM
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Pre-drilling will GREATLY improve your drivers life. (Not to mention save a lot of wear and tear on YOU).

Fall/winter trapping I have yet to find a driver that would last me a month back before I pre-drilled my holes. Most run of the mill supply house drivers wouldn’t make a day.

Now I can get a solid 4-6 months out of (a good) one.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Boone Liane] #7854458
04/27/23 02:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Boone Liane
Pre-drilling will GREATLY improve your drivers life. (Not to mention save a lot of wear and tear on YOU).

Fall/winter trapping I have yet to find a driver that would last me a month back before I pre-drilled my holes. Most run of the mill supply house drivers wouldn’t make a day.

Now I can get a solid 4-6 months out of (a good) one.

Took me a few years to finally start pre-drilling. I'm a little slow to change...but pre-drilling is THE way to go.


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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7854469
04/27/23 03:22 PM
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Pre-drilling sounds like a way to prematurely ruin a drill. Based on prices, I’m better off buying drivers.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7854481
04/27/23 03:36 PM
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What size and style of bit to predrill?

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Coyotero7] #7854504
04/27/23 04:17 PM
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Originally Posted by Coyotero7
You should check out Tom Stalker's drivers. Toughest driver I have ever gotten my hands on...


This one


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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7854631
04/27/23 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Pre-drilling sounds like a way to prematurely ruin a drill. Based on prices, I’m better off buying drivers.

Just pre drill the hole. 19.95 for a = 1 inch Wood Boring bit at = Harbor Freight. I drill thousands of holes a year. This bit is 3/4 inch now BUT 8 months old. Boy trappers are cheap!!!!LoL!

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: steeltraps] #7854632
04/27/23 07:20 PM
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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7854634
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Pre-drilling sounds like a way to prematurely ruin a drill. Based on prices, I’m better off buying drivers.


Figure $30 minimum for a good driver.

If I’m burning up a driver every month or two, that’s $180-$360 a year.

Can get a dewalt rotary hammer for around $225-250 (mines been going strong 7 years now and a LOT of sets).

Not to mention how much it’s saved my shoulder and back. So no chiropractor bills either!

In my country, the difference in pre-drilling and not is 15-25 whacks or 50+.

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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7854639
04/27/23 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Pre-drilling sounds like a way to prematurely ruin a drill. Based on prices, I’m better off buying drivers.

WB,
You sound like me...about 2 years ago.....lol

If you keep trapping...you'll come over to the "easier" side soon.

I bought the same bit that ST uses above....1" bit.

I should've went to this much sooner.

I can push the anchor in about halfway...only takes about 6 or 8 moderate hammer hits to put it down to 15".


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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7854723
04/27/23 09:18 PM
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Tried the bit he showed. About broke my wrist, lol. It will go in, but you have to put the drill in reverse to get it out. Is that the way it’s supposed to work?
And when that joker catches, it’s caught!

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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7854727
04/27/23 09:25 PM
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Yes. It has to go in reverse. We used it the otherday in a dry creek bed. Will drill threw small rock. Very small rock ? It often pushes to the side when drilling. Thats why ——- Wood boring bit. Not ——— masonry bit

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Wanna Be] #7854729
04/27/23 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Wanna Be
Tried the bit he showed. About broke my wrist, lol. It will go in, but you have to put the drill in reverse to get it out. Is that the way it’s supposed to work?
And when that joker catches, it’s caught!

Must be your drill. I'm not having that issue.

I was due for another drill as my 18v Dewalt batteries were worn out. So, I bought a Kobalt 24v hammer drill.

The "hammer" feature may be the trick. Plus, the Kobalt and most modern drills, have a torque adjustment that prevents that wrist jolt.

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Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: shorthair] #7854763
04/27/23 09:56 PM
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Using a 20v hammer drill.

Re: Heavy duty driver? [Re: Coyotero7] #7854795
04/27/23 10:30 PM
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I have a Stalker driver. Beat the crap out of it and still looks new.

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