jack of all, master of none
I got my kit today, I ordered it six days ago. It is a good thing I have plenty to do on this project, so it made the wait time easier. I went on to the site for the directions and the proper drill bit sizes. For the cup, or the receiver part, 11/32". I did not own this bit size and most common drill bit kits, do not include a 11/32". So, like me you will have to run down to the hardware store and purchase one, $6.00. The bit size worked out just right so I was glad I got the right tool. Now for the other part, the "male" part, The directions call for a 7/32", which IS common in most drill bit kits. I used my drill press for drilling the holes, for hole accuracy, But when I tried to insert the plastic piece into the hole it really is the wrong drill for this part, too narrow, too tight. If the piece was made of metal, yeah you could cox into with a hammer. But its not. Its plastic. I had already applied my glue, so I was committed. This is what I did. I went into my sockets, the type for socket wrenches. I used the the socket with the smallest size. The hole in the socket will let the finger go through but the outside ring was just small enough to fit around the base of the finger, that way I could use a little bit more force. Matter of fact, the last three, Inserted using my vice like a machine press, just cranked the handle. So I am writing this review hoping the issue will be resolved. Clearly the 7/32" drill bit size is wrong for the part in it current form or the drill bit size needs to be increased?? so if you buy this Test your holes on scrape wood maybe you can find the right drill bit size. Now as far as the quality of the part, I was surprised in a good way. Nice snug fit. Which is what I wanted.
Reviewed by: R. from USA.