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BillyinStoughton
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:56 am    Post subject: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I've always wondered why a drill index box opens left to right while everything else in life opens right to left... Any ideas gentlemen? My nephew asked me this question and I didn't have a good answer for him.


 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:03 am    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

My drill index box is hinged at the top.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:08 am    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

hinge is on the tall side of the box, drill bits get taller as the diameter increases. bits are indexed small to large. Bill
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:20 am    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Its easy to explain, that is the side the hinges are on. If they were on tother side it wood open the oppisit direction.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 7:17 am    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Ummm yeah...I understand that. So why don"t you just index the drills in the opposite direction. That"s how the index runs for my end mill bits.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

And one of mine is hinged at the bottom.

Go figure.

Tom in TN
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:20 pm    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

I had one drill box that hinged at the bottom. Sent it, full of bits, to my nephew.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 1:25 pm    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

You got a left handed one.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Hope you got a left handed drill for those!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 2:26 pm    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Confused

Hello BillyinStoughton,

The index sizes get bigger is from left to right. We write from left to right,

Guido.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Harvey2 wrote:
(quoted from post at 10:20:10 10/24/13) Its easy to explain, that is the side the hinges are on. If they were on tother side it wood open the oppisit direction.


Laughing Laughing
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:19 pm    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Two reasons that come to mind.
As Bill stated below, bits get longer as size
increases, therefor the hinge is on the tall side.
Plus, largest percentage of people are right handed.
So by nature they will hold the box in left hand,
open it with the right thumb, & remove the bit with
right hand. Saves moving the box from one hand to
the other.
Willie
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 5:44 pm    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

BillyinStoughton wrote:
(quoted from post at 08:56:46 10/24/13) My nephew asked me this question and I didn't have a good answer for him.


You are forgetting your primary duty as an uncle... comedy. You are required to make up an answer when you dont know the correct one. Extra points if you go on so long (without losing the questioners attention) that they forgot what they originally asked.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:43 pm    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

It is a very simple answer, you are opening it from the back side of the box, you need to open the thick lid not the skinny side. LMAO. Red Power is headed your way again!!
 
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 9:36 pm    Post subject: Re: So explain this to me... Reply to specific post Reply with quote

Maybe they were designed by a woman just to mess
men... like women's coat buttons are opposite?
 
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