Ingersoll Rand Air Angle Drill - 3/8in. Chuck, 1800 RPM, 3 CFM, Reversible, Model# 7807R
An excellent angle drill for the price
After 10+ years of faithful service, my old Campbell right angle drill finally went out on me. I bought one of the cheap right angle units from a competitor (for $50) and it worked for a few small jobs before failing. This unit marches on! Used it to drill holes in tight places for roll cage placement in Miatas, used it on my Jeep, used it to get into hard to reach places to drill mounts... it's tough. Keep it oiled and you'll have a very short head and strong drill that has a surprising amount of torque. Of course, you'll need a high end compressor to run this as it does pull down a lot of air volume. I'm using a 5HP/60 gallon model and it still kicks on every minute or so while continually using this unit.
April 23, 2013
Great angle drill, only 1 problem
I wanna start off by saying that this angle drill is great and gets the job done every time. I was also very surprised by the strength of this drill as well, I was doing a job which required me to drill new holes in 3/8" steel as part of a campaign on new model garbage trucks. There was about 30 trucks needing these updates so a crew of 3 guys including myself spent 5 days drilling non-stop. The space was limited as we were drilling between the frame, we ordered these angle drills and our work became a breeze, we also had a cheaper brand angle drill that went out after the first day of use. The only problem with this drill we had was that we kept having to switch bits and the chuck comes with a very small "L" shape key that is difficult to use and to get enough grip on it to tighten down the bits properly. The bits sit still in the metal as the drill turned around it sometimes. Finally we bought a larger 4-way universal key from the tool truck and this solved our problem. Also just as a note, if your thinking about putting a key-less chuck on this drill then think again. The collar underneath the drill head doesn't allow enough room for a key-less chuck. But other than that, this truly is the best angle drill on the market.
August 30, 2010
Reversible Angle Drill
This is a definitely a need to have drill.
Reversible: I come across broken bolts all the time at work, with the reversible option I can use a reversible drill bit and sometimes with a little luck, the bolt backs out without using an extractor.
The Low Profile / Angle Head, has come in handy for those tight places, I used it the other day to remove a bolt on the back of a power steering pump, without having to remove pump, saving time.
I have come to realize that I have been using this angle drill even when I could use my regular drill. It is definitely a great product.
February 15, 2010
Air Drill review
This is a well built, durable air tool. Handles anything in fairly tight quarters. I used it primarily for drilling 1/4" plate steel on a Jeep lift install as well as drilling on the frame rails of the Jeep for various fabrication attachment points. You do need to have a pretty strong air compressor to keep up with the air demand, but it is not bad. I would like to see this built with a drill head offset to the right or left of the control handle to allow it in even tighter quarters you can run in to on a vehicle. Great product!!!
August 20, 2008
There is no substitute for this drill
I was just in one of those tight spots yesterday afternoon when I had to cut down a drill bit and resharpen it to use with my offset air drill. It is truly amazing how little room is required for a high powered air drill using a bit that is just long enough to do the job. I don't believe I would have been able to make this repair if I hadn't had this tool. I just don't know what I'd do without it. It is one of those tools that I seldom use because it is pretty specialized, but when I need it, it is always there and always preforms beautifully. It is amazingly compact yet extremely powerful.
I realized yesterday that I'd never remembered to write a freview so I made myself a note to correct that oversight today. Thank you Northern, for always providing the right tools for the tough jobs.
August 20, 2008