Drilling a hole is not usually thought of as inherently dangerous; however, injuries often can and do occur. Examples are: pushing the drill bit into your hand from having to grab the material; metal shavings in your eyes from overhead drilling or having to lay under the hole location for inverted drilling; wrist, arm or shoulder injuries from the drill twisting when the bit binds up; back and neck injury from over-reaching and applying pressure in awkward positions, especially in overhead drilling, and even serious falls from losing balance on a ladder due to over-reaching or pushing too hard.
All of these can happen and frequently do. While it is always important to wear personal protective equipment, the Strong Arm 5 is one of the most important safety measures you can have. The Strong Arm 5 can help keep these injuries from occurring , however many holes, through whatever kind of material, a more pleasant experience.
First and foremost the Strong Arm 5 provides a 5:1 ratio of force from the hand grip to the drill bit. Meaning for every1 pound of hand pressure there is 5 pounds of force at the drill bit. This requires less physical force for you the operator, which can help minimize fatigue and the chance of an accident. In addition the Strong Arm 5 has a new light weight design, is simple and easy to use and adjusts quickly for left or right hand use with the newly enhanced cam lock drill clamp. This flexibility and ease of use helps eliminate most neck and shoulder strain caused in normal drilling by having to push with nothing but your muscle and body weight, often in awkward positions.
The new and improved welded zinc coated steel foot grips behind the material so there is no need to have your hand anywhere near the drill bit. Inverted drilling is easier and is done without you having to be under the material where metal shavings can fall in your eyes. Overhead drilling doesn’t mean you have to risk falling off a ladder or straining your neck and back. Our Extension Foot is available so you can use the Strong Arm 5 to drill up to 8’ overhead.
This hand held portable drill press not only provides a 5:1 power ratio but the design allows you to have solid control of the drill . It helps control any drill torque if a bit binds up or when a screw bottoms out if you’re using a nut driver on heavy self-tapping screws.
When the situation requires that you work off of a ladder using the Strong Arm 5 makes it safer with its lightweight and adjustability, that easily adapts the tool to left or right hand and the most comfortable and safe position. The zinc coated steel foot helps hold the tool to the material in place while the no slip grip helps keep your hand from slipping off and helps control any torque. No more pushing, slipping, jerking or overreaching thereby minimizing the possibility of a fall from the ladder. Be safer and more productive with the Strong Arm 5 portable drill press. www.strongarm5.com
Posted By:
Mike Glodowski