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The Nemo Special Ops Drill Would Look Great In James Bond’s Toolset


We’re not sure why a company would sell a drill “for special forces” to the regular public, but we suspect it’s just a marketing gimmick. It’s a nice one, to boot, since we’re definitely intrigued by this all-black drill that also works underwater up to 100m.

The Nemo SPECIAL OPS (SO24-6Li-100) is catered to professionals working in special operations and the special forces. With a depth rating of up to 100m (328ft), this drill has a salt-water resistant ALL-BLACK paint job with no logo for maximum concealment. Its 1000-watt brushless technology ensures maximum efficiency and durability. It comes with a durable carrying case, battery charger, pressure valve and pump to pressurize the drill, and two 6Ah batteries, to make sure you’re ready for jobs that require extra power and time. The Nemo SPECIAL-OPS comes with additional accessories geared towards the tasks carried out by special forces, and ranks among some of the top cordless drills on the market.

Nemo SPECIAL OPS accessories include a diving headlamp, a diving tool belt with tool bag, and a handy waterproof bag to keep your battery charger dry.

It’s not like we’re about to go don a wetsuit and drill something underwater, but it’s nice to know that if the fancy took us, we could. Well, no… we couldn’t… because the thing costs an astronomical $1,720 and is currently out of stock.

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BullseyeBore Helps You Drill In A Straight Line


You’re a DIY kind of guy, doing stuff around the house with the power tools you had so much fun buying in Home Depot, right? Well, chances are you know just how hard it is to drill a hole that’s perfectly perpendicular to your surface. With the BullseyeBore drill attachment though, your problems might be solved. It uses a laser to project three circles onto your surface. As long as the three circles are perfectly equidistant, you’re drilling straight; deviate from that and you’ll immediately notice.

There are three patterns generated by BullseyeBore: a single dynamic position pattern, and two fixed circular measurement patterns. This is demonstrated in the video (left) and images (below) with the single dynamic position pattern as the outermost pattern, and the fixed circular measurement patterns on the inside.

The single dynamic position pattern changes shape dramatically when the drill is misaligned with the work surface, while the two fixed measurement patterns maintain consistent and evenly spaced concentric circles regardless of alignment.

A drill is properly aligned with the work surface when the single position pattern becomes circular and is concentric with the two fixed measurement patterns.

The BullseyeBore attachment also helps you know exactly how deep you’ve drilled, since the circles will change size as you go deeper, letting you keep track of your progress.

It’s not available for purchase yet, but there are two versions planned: one that attaches to the chuck of any drill and accepts bits on the other end, and one that’s actually integrated into a chuck directly. The company is looking for partners to bring it to market.


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Battery Powered Drill Features Gyro Sensor For Automated Drilling Direction

You’d think that setting the direction in which your drill bit rotates isn’t a particularly demanding task, but you’d be wrong. At least, it’s demanding enough that it strikes us as worth removing, especially if it can be done cheaply and elegantly. The Black & Decker Max Gyro features a “gyro sensor” that knows its own orientation and uses this information not only to determine whether you’re trying to screw in or out, but also to set the speed at which it does so. It’s very intuitive: turn the thing clockwise to screw in, with the speed increasing as you increase the angle of your hand. And of course, it works exactly the same way in reverse.

Now we’re not talking about a serious, industrial strength drill here. It’s a 4V model and will be perfect for light jobs but nothing more. Still, its Li-Ion battery will hold a charge up to 18 months, so you can just toss it in a drawer and forget it until you need to hang a painting or something. It’s $40 and will be available starting November 1st.

Hit the jump for a video of the thing in Japanese, as well as links.

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Purchase The World’s Tiniest Drill

tiny drill

By David Ponce

This drill is about the smallest we’ve ever seen. The word drill in this case is a bit of a hyperbole as it doesn’t actually do any drilling. It will however spin the drill bit upon pressing the trigger, and that’s close enough for us. Plus, who’s ever heard of a drill you can wear as a pendant? That’s pretty sweet!

It’s 85 euros for one, and we like how the guy who handmakes them and can take up to two weeks to ship them to you actually took the time to make a pretty straightforward FAQ:

what can it drill?


why did you make it?

because I like it

what’s in the price?

3 euro – PayPal charge

10 euro – materials

10 euro – worldwide shipment

14 euro – VAT tax

20 euro – income tax

28 euro – 2 hours of meticulous work

can I get the graphic file to make it myself?

sure, drop me a line

Hit the jump for a video of the drill in action.

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