In the days of yore, the javelin was a light spear designed primarily for throwing at one’s opponent in battle. Historically, the javelin was a ranged weapon for battle, and exists today for sporting purposes. You’ve undoubtedly seen the javelin in use at the Summer Olympics. Today though, Rack-A-Tiers is focusing on a different type of javelin. Since we pride ourselves on making tools for electricians, designed by electricians, we’re proud to highlight The Javelin drilling extension kit.
Electricians are one some of the few remaining Jack of all Trades. Anyone with electrical experience obviously has training in wiring and electrical circuits, but you have to know how to work with a variety of tools. On top of that, it doesn’t hurt to have a basic understand of construction and building. Why you might ask? Because at times you’re going to be drilling through walls, joists, and support beams.
Now, as you run a couple thousand feet of electrical wiring through a home or office, how are you going to keep it all straight? Aligning drill holes to run wiring through walls isn’t always quick, or easy for that matter. This is where The Javelin kit comes in handy. Let’s take a closer look at the Javelin!
Spear any Job with the Javelin
The Javelin is a brand-new product from Rack-A-Tiers that will change the way you drill holes. Why waste your time going from one stud to the next drilling holes when you can knock out 10 feet worth of space at a time? The Javelin is an all-in-one extension drill that reaches out to 10 feet. It ships with a fully adjustable hole cutter and auger bit extension kit. Each Javelin package comes with the following pieces:
- Drill Connector
- Hole Saw Arbor & Pilor Bit
- ¼” Hex Arbor
- 3/8″ – 16 Threaded Rod
- Allen wrench
The Javelin is designed to work with your existing drill to make each job faster and more efficient. The Javelin holds driver bits, nut drivers, and drill bits, but the kit does not come with Spade, Auger, and Hole Saw bits, so keep that in mind as you’re shopping this piece. Curious how it all works?
The Javelin in Action
You can use the Javelin to extend any 3/8″ 16-threaded rod with your drill. Start by screwing on the provided jam nuts and attached the drill chuck connect to the other end, you can attach the hole saw arbor or hex arbor to the opposite end. Insert your bit into the arbor and tighten with the Allen key. The kit also includes 6″ and 1 ¼” cuts of 3/8″ 16-Threaded Rod to get you started with extension drilling. If you need more, you can buy and cut more threaded rod to fit your reach needs. Again, the Javelin can operate extended out to a maximum length of 10 feet.
Did that seem like a lot of words jammed together? Sometimes explaining connections with words doesn’t come out as smoothly as this Javelin operates. If you’d prefer, we have a handy video available to walk you through connecting the pieces of The Javelin together for use on the job.
When Your Drill Doesn’t Reach, the Javelin Does!
There aren’t too many occasions, especially in finished homes or offices, where electricians need 10 feet of drilling capability. In these instances you don’t need that capacity, but if you’re working on a new construction it would be nice to reach 10 feet. Imagine how much faster you could have the job done if you weren’t stopping after every stud? You wouldn’t have to drill one, line it up roughly with the next one, drill again, and repeat. You could simply start in one and keeping pushing through.
Quick and Effective
The Javelin makes drilling holes for wiring quick and effective. It’s that simple. Wiring through studs is never a beauty contest, but it doesn’t hurt to get straight, aligned holes while also finishing the job faster. Want to be done sooner? Get the Javelin!