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Cordless Drill at Low Speeds

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does anyone know if it is damaging to the drill (motor/battery) to leave it running at a very low speed for extended periods of time (about 30 min)?

thanks.

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I've used mine to power a drying wheel at VERY low speeds and I haven't noticed any damage or slip in performance.

Like frogtog said, it's pretty much what they were designed for.

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yes that is exactly what i wanna use this for.

so you guys arent joking with me, it really wont hurt the drill?

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yes that is exactly what i wanna use this for.

so you guys arent joking with me, it really wont hurt the drill?

I've had zero problems with my drill, and it's turned several lures.

Is this what you're doing?

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You and power tools?

Hope the folks have a good health insurance policy.

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Won't hurt the drill at all especially at slow speeds it isn't gonna get hot enough to do any damage.  The only thing you will want to do is completely drain the battery don't change it as soon as it starts getting a little weak, just like all other rechargeables they last longer when you do this.

What you would have to worry about is using them like I do when you do highspeed or heavy drilling for continuous periods like drilling through truck frames.   I have melted the motor out of 4 different drills, 2 DeWalt and 2 Bosh.  I will never own another DeWalt they can't hold a candle to the Bosh Brute Tough tools and they Bosh also has a 3 year warranty which I have tested.  I have only bought one new drill in 4 years now (warranty was out) but Bosh has replaced or repaired the ones I have 4 times.  Never got service like this from DeWalt especially with how I use them.  

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ok. thanks for the replies.

the people on tackle underground (tackle making forum) said this wouldnt be good for the drill, and they reccomend getting some kind of motor made to be operated at slow speeds under load for a long time, like a rotisserie motor or microwave turntable motor.

im gonna see if i can scrounge up a 6RPM rotisserie motor for really cheap.

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It isn't going to be under much load.  However, you can pick up a rotisserie motor off the bay for $10-$15.  They last a long time too.

Anthony

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