While listening to the AAW forum I found out that some turners have been using HF’s close quarter drill so I bought one at the $30 sales price. I have been using a $9 HF variable speed drill for 2 years, now the bearings are shot.
This drill pulls air from the handle which may be a better design for sanding rather then pulling dust out of the bowl and into the drill bearings. Thanks to Tom L on the AAW forum!
While I was at the store I couldn’t pass by the fractional caliper that was on sale. Wow! I was surprised it is metric, decimal AND fractional.