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Luke Malatesta

Big Wall climber
Moab UT
Topic Author's Original Post - Dec 18, 2010 - 11:52am PT
I was wondering how many people out there would be interested in having another batch of "Hurricane Drills" made.

Could be the new D5 drill?

With the price of steel currently, and a run of 250, finished out the door would be around $100 - $120 range. (including collet, wrenches etc.)

Thanks,

Luke
Wade Icey

Trad climber
www.alohashirtrescue.com
Dec 18, 2010 - 11:53am PT
2 please.
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 18, 2010 - 11:54am PT
I'm interested.
mtnyoung

Trad climber
Twain Harte, California
Dec 18, 2010 - 12:36pm PT
I would buy one (the one I have now is pretty used/trashed).
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 18, 2010 - 12:41pm PT
I'm using Golsen's old 5.10 setup. I'd upgrade, but the hurricane is the only one out there that I really like the look & feel of. The others, eh, not so much.
Doug Robinson

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 18, 2010 - 12:59pm PT
Me too.
A fine tool
matthewtraver

climber
Hong Kong, living in London
Dec 18, 2010 - 01:20pm PT
I could be interested, but don't have the cash just right now!!! So many piss poor drills out there, it would be nice to have a fabled Hurricane (before my time but heard a lot about 'em...)
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 18, 2010 - 01:21pm PT
I imagine it would take quite a while to get THAT ball rolling.
I'm fairly strapped now, as well, but tomorrow IS another day, perhaps?
mctwisted

climber
Dec 18, 2010 - 01:23pm PT
i will also take 2 if them
i am currently using the old style rawl holders, but they are in rough shape
thanks
Luke Malatesta

Big Wall climber
Moab UT
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2010 - 01:35pm PT
Well, I don't think it would take to long. I have been working on this little project for about a year now. Everything is set up, materials/heat treatment sourced, CNC machine programmed to go.

Still a little while, but not to far

Could start the machining just after Christmas


The only thing left to source are a good source for the grips, I have samples on the way.

Wanted to have everything taken care of before I asked. I am sure there will be a few setbacks as there always is.

It is a very large expense, Trying to feel out there is a market for a run of this size.

Any smaller of a batch run would drive costs up.

Thanks,

Luke

Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 18, 2010 - 01:36pm PT
Well, I'd appreciate an update now & again, at least, if you decide to go for it. Thanks.
Luke Malatesta

Big Wall climber
Moab UT
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2010 - 01:46pm PT
Skully,

Will do. Lets see how much interest this generates.

Thanks,

Luke

Peter Haan

Trad climber
San Francisco, CA
Dec 18, 2010 - 01:53pm PT
Pilgrims, this is what Luke is talking about; the best drill holder ever and capable of having 1/4, 5/16. 3/8 or metric drills in it. If you want to shorten your drills (usually you do) you can saw the drill and use the appropriate collet for the shank that is left. Standard carbide tipped SDS-plus shown here

Slakkey

Big Wall climber
From Back to Big Wall Baby
Dec 18, 2010 - 01:53pm PT
Very much interested
Captain...or Skully

Big Wall climber
leading the away team, but not in a red shirt!
Dec 18, 2010 - 01:55pm PT
There it is! Awesome drills, those. Hence my rabid interest.
If Minerals sees this thread, he'll rave awhile, too. May want in, though I won't presume to say. Cheers!
Luke Malatesta

Big Wall climber
Moab UT
Topic Author's Reply - Dec 18, 2010 - 02:01pm PT
Thanks for the picture Peter!

Luke
Dutch

Trad climber
pdx
Dec 18, 2010 - 02:21pm PT
I'm interested.
Gagner

climber
Boulder
Dec 18, 2010 - 02:22pm PT
'd buy one - mine is a bit old and thrashed....

Paul
klk

Trad climber
cali
Dec 18, 2010 - 02:23pm PT
yeah, my hurricane disappeared years ago.

be nice to replace it.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Dec 18, 2010 - 02:42pm PT
Make one for me. No kidding.
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