Northern Industrial Multipurpose Drill Powered Pump
I've used a number of these little drill pumps over the years, and keep coming back to this one. They are great for what the are designed to do, and in deference to other reviewers who have had problems, have never had a problem with this model that I wasn't the cause of. I don't use the provided screen filter and usually pick up sand or grit and score the inside of the plastic case. They do continue to work after cleaning, just not as well. If you are going to use one of these, just make sure the drill you attach to it produces sufficient RPM's to power the pump, when the pump is attached and running under load, (which I expect is the source of most of the negative reviews).
The pump comes with a rebuild kit, which I've never used; as mentioned, once the inside of the case is scored, toss it and replace it. They are inexpensive enough.
The reason for the 4 stars and not 5 is that the pump comes complete, is of really good quality, has the aforementioned rebuild kit, and not one single instruction. Not all that hard to figure out for yourself, but why should you have to?
April 20, 2014
It primed well at about 1500rpms. I was using it to transfer used motor oil. No heavier then 10w30. After 15 gallons it broke. Cracked the case.
June 14, 2013
I have bought two of the drill pumps. Both broke (shattered) inside. First time I used the pump about six months which translates about ten times. So I went out and bought another one. That one broke (shattered) inside on the second time. What a waste of money..I was using it for fuel/cooking oil. Which was ok to use with this pump, as stated on the package..
June 2, 2010
Drill Powered Pump
I bought this for occasional use (i.e. 2x/year)... to transfer fuel oil from one 275 gallon tank to another. I little tricky to self-prime (use a high rpm drill) but once going it transfers fluid really quickly.
Works great and is a really inexpensive way to move fluids easily.
June 1, 2010
Nice little pump
I bought 2, and am happy I did. The only problem I have is that these require almost 1000rpm to work. None of my cordless drills spin that fast. Nor my Milwaukee 'Hole Shooter' - my Dewalt is the only drill I have that is fast enough.
May 31, 2010
It pumped about 55 gal of water before the impeller shattered. Was pumping out a pefectly clear blue kiddy pool so it didn't suck anything in, it just selfd destructed after about 10min of use.
May 27, 2010
I bought this in case of an emergency, and sure enough the old hot water heater burst flooding the area. This pump worked great helping get things under control. Cheep enough to buy to have just in case".
May 24, 2010
This pump does what it's supposed to do. It moves an astonishing amount of water in a short time. You better have a good grip on it when you turn on the drill because it's got some heavy-duty torque. This is perfect for sucking water out of sprinkler lines.
February 22, 2010