The Chicago Pneumatic 3/8in. reversible angle air drill features a compact, low profile head for drilling in confined areas. Features reverse valve and teasing throttle for control from start up through run down. Reversible: Yes, Speed (RPM): 1,800, Side Handle: No, Tool Length (in.): 8 1/4, Air Inlet Size (in. NPT): 1/4, Tool Weight (lbs.): 2 1/4, Chuck Size (in.): 3/8, Air Consumption (CFM): 4, Keyless Chuck: No, Min. Hose Size (in.): 3/8
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I am an auto mechanic and sometimes you just need an angle drill. Another guy at work has the Ingersoll Rand 7807R. I used it and thought it was just ok. The trigger is supposed to be variable, and I guess it technically is if you can operate the drill in a space and only press the trigger down about a millimeter. Its usually all or nothing. So I went for the CP879. I get the drill and take it to work, try and use it and its the same way. I set the IR and the CP side by side, they are the exact same drill! They have all the same markings, both made in Taiwan, everything is the same except the CP has a red case, thats it. So I got a variable air regulator and an air hose whip and made my own inline regulator to slow the speed down. I was also hoping the CP was going to be slightly smaller than the IR to get in tight spots a lot easier, but as I said, the two drills are identical.
I bought this drill so I could work in cramped areas on vehicles but still have adequate power for drilling through thick steel sections. The short version: lots of power, easy to control the speed, and gets in the worst cramped areas. Longer version: I’ve used corded drills, battery operated drills, and other pneumatic drills. My experience with the Chicago Pneumatic tools has always been very positive. Air drills use the air compressor for power, so they’re much more compact and lighter in weight than drills with electric motors. They also can be used in wet locations with no danger of electric shocks.
Met expectations. A little low on performance at 120psi workshop supply pressure. I would have preferred a keyless chuck though.
0 of 3 people found the following review helpful
This drill is so ear splitting loud that it is unusable in a work environment unless everyone in the shop is wearing hearing protection.