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Home made mechanical deer deterrent

corded drill deterrent optionA variable speed drill with a conventional cord turns out to be a good and cheap option for the locomotion of our mechanical deer deterrent contraption.

A quick search of E-bay shows that several can be had in the 10 dollar range, and new ones go for a bit over 20 at the big box stores.

I wonder if a lamp dimmer switch would be strong enough to provide a variable speed option for drills that only have on and off and nothing in between?

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