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Blog entry by Tim Dahn posted 12-05-2009 04:25 AM 3534 reads 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After soaking everything in kerosene, then scrubbing with a small wire brush, scotchbrite pad, and wet dry sand paper I painted the main gear a frame with Rustoleum paint and baked it on in a small toaster oven. I could not see any reason to shine the parts up to like new as I plan on this drill being a user in the shop. I decided not to refinish the handles, they are in pretty good shape. Also did not get a picture putting the bearing back in, I blame not wanting to get my greasy fingers on the camera.

Here are the parts for the chuck going back together.

Main gear and crank.

Install and adjust the flanged roller and eccentric.

I posted the finished pictures as a project here: Thanks for watching.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#1 posted 12-05-2009 05:19 AM

Nice job,looks great I enjoy seeing old tools being restored.


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#2 posted 12-05-2009 06:40 AM

I remember using something similar when I was a kid. My father had it. I wonder if he still has it? I might ask him some day. Nice job on the restoration.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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#3 posted 12-05-2009 10:18 PM

Good one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 03:43 PM

Not sure on the breast drills, look for a small screw on the top of the chuck (like in the pics) if there is one it may come apart like this one. Also check out this:

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#5 posted 02-08-2010 01:29 AM

Nice work

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#6 posted 08-24-2010 05:27 AM

Looks as good as new. I would say that it’s a “museum quality” restoration. The best thing is, drills like this are a pleasure to use. I’m lucky to have a few.

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