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  1. RattXetcher2/3

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    It seems weird to me that nobody has done this, as far as I've heard.
    Maybe someone with more electronics knowledge will have more of an insight,
     
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    Just wondering how hard this would be to do if possible :)
     
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    Thought about this before,would be easier with an AC drill but
    battery pack drill could be done as well, maybe a sewing machine switch or just make one out of an extension cord and a large heavy duty normally open switch.
     
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    That is how I would do it
     
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    Awww Shucks Ma'am Just doing my job. (Tips hat to Lady)
     
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    They already make drills with foot pedals, they're primarily made for Jewelers and Dentists.

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    Probably wouldn't want that switch , youbshould want to change speed by pressing harder . That one is on or off , if you have a drill with a speed selector knob it would probably work ok but you could get a speed control switch from a sewing machine and wire it into switch of the drill for speed up and slow down capability

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    IMO stick with Jewelers/Dentist drills if you want a drill with foot control for variable speed they're about the best that you can get.

    For the record, in a previous life is was a Jewelers Apprentice ;)

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    sewing machine controllers are already variable..... You would wire into the drill AFTER the drils switch... not through it. BUT if the drills swict LOCKS you cloud just get a sewing machine pedal and plug the drill into it. No mods should be required beyond changing the plug/recepticle on the pedal.
     
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    Thanks for all the responses guys! A jewellers/dental drill... That doesn't sound moderately priced xD thanks for the pedal link :) I might look into making an rc motor + controls + pedal :)
     
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