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Title: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: strandman on June 02, 2013, 09:04:18 PM
Holy Shit ! i used one of these yesterday to replace bolts in medium compactrock.. talk about fast !! >:(

3.5" x 3/8" hole in 15 seconds     ,,,,,i ripped 5 old shit 8mm, cones and all and re drilled with Fixe in 22 minutes total

Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: Admin Al on June 02, 2013, 09:06:19 PM
the new drills are the balls...
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: tradmanclimbz on June 02, 2013, 09:09:59 PM
6.6lbs is super light for that kind of drill but as soon as you get used to it is feels like an anchor again.....
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: strandman on June 02, 2013, 09:17:55 PM
Almost forgot-- i did a 3.5" 3/8 by hand in  about 8 minutes using my trusty A5 beast hammer.. people were a bit frightened.. maybe more than a bit.. :-\

My wife was just bored-- "Ive seen him do better"
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: kenreville on June 02, 2013, 09:21:38 PM
Strandman = a retro caught in a new wave world.
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: strandman on June 02, 2013, 09:25:24 PM
Maybe -- but i brought the keg
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: sneoh on June 02, 2013, 10:08:27 PM
I beg you were SUPER popular, Jon.
How it go?  How many bolts/anchors were replaced?  Can't see something of this magnitude taking place in the NE.
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: strandman on June 02, 2013, 10:20:43 PM
About 60 this year.. totsl of 200+ for the 2 years.

I ran into a kid (22) who was asking me about green's !! shit !

I could bring out Bob and we could retro cathedral in week ..

next year --pig roast
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: sneoh on June 02, 2013, 11:01:52 PM
I could bring out Bob and we could retro cathedral in week ..
That would be a sight to behold!  You have enough cred and resources to pull it off, even for NC.  :)
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: mopowers on June 07, 2013, 08:00:37 AM
For being such popular areas Cathedral and Whitehorse are littered with old manky hardware. You should bring your pig roast and crew out here next year John.

Eight minutes with a hand drill is VERY impressive! 3.5" no less!

I recently upgraded my drill, 18volt brushless Bosch. Light as a feather and has no problem in granite.

Off topic but we have big plans for upgrading anchors at Wheeler Mt.. So far we have replaced 5 tree anchors with Fixe rings. Even added bolts to a few routes! Dont get to excited Tradman, there will never be any more bolts on The Corner.  :P
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: sneoh on June 07, 2013, 02:28:07 PM
For being such popular areas Cathedral and Whitehorse are littered with old manky hardware.
You should bring your pig roast and crew out here next year John.
+1!  It will be AN EVENT for sure.
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: tradmanclimbz on June 07, 2013, 06:44:47 PM
I telling you it's a braver and better lead through that section with just the 3 clips. Pin-pin- bolt than it is with pin wire, wire , wire bolt. :-* espically if the wires end up getting fixed..

when the pins were there it was clip,run, clip,run clip for that section. Now it is boogie to the pin, go a few feet and wank in a wire, few more feet to where the pin used to be, wank in a #4 micro and go a few more feet, wank in annother micro wire and then one more move to the bolt. Way sewn up compared to how it used to climb. Replace the bad/missing pin w/ bolt it climbs exactly the same way as it did when the pin was good.

Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: Chinos on July 08, 2013, 08:13:17 PM
agreed... lots of great routes with shit hardware. i may start replacing some relics
Title: Re: Bosch 36 volt drill
Post by: eyebolter on July 08, 2013, 10:13:26 PM
PLEASE oh PLEASE use stainless.  It breaks my heart to see 10 year old routes in the Red with a line of four bolt holes and the newest replacement is another non-stainless bolt.  Worse than chipping, IMHO.