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Old 10-04-2008, 08:12 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by rgathright View Post
Another problem is the motor in your electric drill was not designed to spin a 3lb+ metal blade for as long as 45 minutes. You would need stronger ball bearings and upgrade the contacts in the motor to handle the torque and current.

Other than that, yes it would work.
Sounds like a plan. I've got two drills (with craftman lifetime warranty) and 5 batterys. And I've got a dead mower that I picked up off the curb that I was planning on converting into electric anyway. I was planning on grabbing an old motor of some sort and wiring two of the drill batteries in series or parrallel, which ever worked better since I've got two one hour chargers also. However, if I can do it all with what I've already got, that's great news.

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