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Offline jbasen

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Drill Anti-Kickback
« on: August 20, 2017, 07:31 PM »
Bosch has now introduced technology that reduces the risk of kickback in their drills.

I wish Festool had this.  If Festool did I wouldn't have cartilage damage in my wrist from my T-18 kicking back on me.  [sad]

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Offline Gregor

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Re: Drill Anti-Kickback
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2017, 12:13 PM »
Yes, that would be a nice and very welcome feature.
But I would guess there is a patent on it so the outlook for the next ~20 years is bleak...

Offline rylim

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Re: Drill Anti-Kickback
« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2017, 01:45 PM »
FYI, the Anti-kickback technology has been there for years, and only Bosch drills have this technology. Wish the technology will become the mandatory safety feature for all the drills in the future.
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Offline charley1968

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Re: Drill Anti-Kickback
« Reply #3 on: August 22, 2017, 12:09 PM »
Nope. Mafells A18 has kickback protection. Probably the Metabo pendant as well.
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Offline Alec Buscemi

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Re: Drill Anti-Kickback
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 01:30 PM »
I have never had kick back on my c15. Isn't the torque control effective for this?  I have used it on hole saws, and any time it is close to binding, the machine beeps out, ensuring total safety. In fact I can't use any other older drill for such tasks, because the torque control on the c15 is so rapid and effective.

Offline LooseSox

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Re: Drill Anti-Kickback
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2017, 05:29 PM »
That is part of the reason I chose Bosch when I upgraded my 18v gear. I had a Hitachi hammer drill near lift me up when the bit bound up drilling into masonary. I needed 6 visits to the physio to work on my wrist after that!

I haven't had the Bosch system kick in while in use, but I had 'tested' it by quickly moving the drill when operating in free air. The power is cut quickly and resets after the trigger is releaed.

Offline ben_r_

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Re: Drill Anti-Kickback
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2017, 03:57 PM »
Nice. That's a cool feature. Wouldn't pay extra for it, but it would be nice to have as a standard.
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Offline Laminator

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Re: Drill Anti-Kickback
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2017, 10:29 PM »
I purchased a right angle drill to drill grommet holes just to eliminate the wrist (and knuckle) damage I suffered with a standard drill.   The main reason I purchased a PDC was for the right angle chuck which works well with 2" to 3" hole saws with no wrist damage.