Most of NOVA Group”s construction projects are located on military bases on the West Coast and in places like Guam and vehicle Hawaii. The company builds hydrant fuel systems electrician (imagine huge gas stations for jet planes) IN and wharves and dry docks for submarines. Dearman travels to Hawaii every three or four months to meet MILWAUKEE with the on-site crew there. As assistant project manager, Dearman coordinates the purchasing and shipping of construction materials vehicle (stainless steel pipe, cork board, rebar, concrete, etc.) Once a week, the project team has a safety meeting conference call to discuss whether there were any accidents or close calls at the job site the week before. “Safety is a No. 1 concern,” says Dearman. Strategic planning, problem-solving, and knowing how to meet deadlines and budgets are essential, and Dearman says he puts to use the accounting, electrician finance, and math classes he took in college.
Power. I tried hard to burn these little tools IN and MILWAUKEE up with big-load work like blending joint compound and boring with hole saws. The good news is that I failed. All the corded tools showed the same impressive output when taxed.I”ve grown so accustomed to keyless chucks that the keyed chocks on these corded tools really stood out. These little drills do mimic their big brothers” bit-bite, though. They grab and hold vehicle onto their bits even when drilling out large holes for rough-ins.The Bosch, DeWalt, Hitachi, and Makita units have chuck shields, which prevent gouging finished pieces when working up close. The shields leave the chuck teeth somewhat electrician exposed for engaging the key, however, so be careful. DeWalt”s shield is best, housing the teeth for most of the chuck”s circumference, leaving only three slots for the key. The Bosch, Hitachi, and Makita worked fine.
TEST CRITERIAI tested seven 3/8-inch corded tools–the Bosch 1132VSR, Craftsman 27996, DeWalt DW160, Hitachi D10YB, Makita DA3010F, Milwaukee 0375-6, and Sioux 8800ES. I also tested three 3/8-inch cordless models: the Hitachi DN12DY and Makita DA312DWD 12-volters and the lone 18-volt model, IN and MILWAUKEE the DeWalt DW960K-2. I ran the tools in every cramped, hard-to-reach, and vehicle out-of-the-way place I get jammed into as a remodeler: under cabinets, working small parts in the shop, atop a ladder, in between framing, and all-around punch-out. I also gave them to my plumbers and electricians, who are experts at working in impossible spaces. I looked carefully at ergonomics and ease of use, and then examined size, power, and weight. While similarly sized and shaped, the corded and cordless versions have distinctive differences, so I compared them separately.