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Old 05-20-2011, 04:37 PM   #1
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I'm having a difficult time tracking down the right ground rod driver. I have a Bosch model # RH328VC hammer drill (SDS). I've already had one shipped from Fla., but the the side that fits into the chuck was too large. what a pain in the ass this has been. I bet the minute I find what I need I won't have any service upgrades to do for the next year!
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I have a Bosch and I just let the rod go right into the chuck. Had a driver once but the bosch one sucked- I returned it.
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I took my Bosch to the tool rental place and had him order one to fit.
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I couldn't find one for my Milwaukee spline shank so I ordered this cheap ass core drilling bit off ebay for like $30. Works like a charm. Never bothered using it as a core bit tho.

something like this
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you liked that driver the other day didnt you...?
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you liked that driver the other day didnt you...?
that was beautiful.


The chuck size 1/4".

Anyone know of any Bosch tool businesses in central Jersey?
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Fastenal. But there over priced.
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I have a Bosch and I just let the rod go right into the chuck. Had a driver once but the bosch one sucked- I returned it.
the rod won't fit in there.

(that's what she said)
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I believe you need one with a SDS plus shank, there aren't many out there (if any). Most SDS plus drills don't have enough ass to efficiently drive ground rods. You might just have to scrap an old bit, get the welder out, and make your own.
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I'm having a difficult time tracking down the right ground rod driver. I have a Bosch model # RH328VC hammer drill (SDS). I've already had one shipped from Fla., but the the side that fits into the chuck was too large. what a pain in the ass this has been. I bet the minute I find what I need I won't have any service upgrades to do for the next year!
Was it this size ? Mines the Bosch SDS Max

http://www.google.com/products/catal...w=1259&bih=755#

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I believe you need one with a SDS plus shank, there aren't many out there (if any).
Yeah that Bosch model is SDS Plus.

SDS Plus
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I have this.




do I need a new one already?
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I have a Bosch and I just let the rod go right into the chuck. Had a driver once but the bosch one sucked- I returned it.
I have a Makita hammer drill and do the same thing.. the end of the shaft is about the same size of a ground rod..
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Magnettica, you bought what I need. The link I posted above is the size I need

looks like a 5/8 shank bit. Listed for $50.00
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All I've ever seen rod drivers in is SDS MAX and Spline.

SDS and SDS plus drills don't normally have the balls to sink rods, and no one bothers making a rod adapter either I guess.
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You poor bastards that need ground rod drivers...I pity you..I use a cup of water and my hands
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Here's mine used on Ebay for cheap ! $208. with case and bits !
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You poor bastards that need ground rod drivers...I pity you..I use a cup of water and my hands
We all don't live in a swamp..
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Looks who's talking....Where are you from again?
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Looks who's talking....Where are you from again?
We have sand.. but loaded with rocks that are always in the wrong spot..
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