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I don’t think I’ve ever posted these tools on ORP. Its getting hot in the garage in the afternoon and too hot to hike so here goes.

 

Even after 50+ years of practice I still struggle at times (a lot of times honestly) keeping the drill or tap square with the surface.

 

Santa brought me these guides a couple years ago. Made in the good old USA.

https://biggatortools.com/

 

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These two have replaced most of the homemade guides I collected thru the years.

 

The latest use that showed how handy these guides can be was a repair I did on my power washer. I needed to remove the wheel in order to replace a leaking tire tube.

 

The wheel was originally retained by a stupid, pushed on, pal nut, that had to be mangled in order to remove the wheel. I decided to drill the 5/8” axle shaft for an old school cotter pin. The chances of me drilling the hole straight thru the center of the shaft were about zero.

 

The drill guide has v notch in the bottom to center it on a round shaft.

 

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Sometimes the right tools make all the difference.

 

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I don’t think I’ve ever posted these tools on ORP. Its getting hot in the garage in the afternoon and too hot to hike so here goes.

 

Even after 50+ years of practice I still struggle at times (a lot of times honestly) keeping the drill or tap square with the surface.

 

Santa brought me these guides a couple years ago. Made in the good old USA.

https://biggatortools.com/

 

attachment.php?attachmentid=4222&stc=1&d=1561233920

 

These two have replaced most of the homemade guides I collected thru the years.

 

The latest use that showed how handy these guides can be was a repair I did on my power washer. I needed to remove the wheel in order to replace a leaking tire tube.

 

The wheel was originally retained by a stupid, pushed on, pal nut, that had to be mangled in order to remove the wheel. I decided to drill the 5/8” axle shaft for an old school cotter pin. The chances of me drilling the hole straight thru the center of the shaft were about zero.

 

The drill guide has v notch in the bottom to center it on a round shaft.

 

attachment.php?attachmentid=4220&stc=1&d=1561233738

 

Sometimes the right tools make all the difference.

 

attachment.php?attachmentid=4223&stc=1&d=1561234081

Thanks for the link Jim... One can NEVER have too many tools... :P;):D

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Great tool idea! Thank you, Jim.

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