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Blog entry by joseff posted 1219 days ago 933 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It’s been a while since I found anything of interest at the local saturday flea market. Although every trip is somewhat exciting for me, since I bought the Millers Falls drill a few months ago. I am still amazed at the thought of, and of actually, using a tool that is half a century older than I am.

Around two weeks ago we decided to visit again just to look around. Me and my girlfriend were chatting about the things she bought when I saw a fine looking knob jutting out from a pile and went over to the booth it was in. When the device was finally in my full view I foung a hand drill, once again, in good condition. So I asked for the price and eight dollars was more than reasonable for me. And, so now, I have another hand drill.

I have attached pictures of the tool below.



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Max

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#1 posted 1219 days ago

Nice find, what brand is it. Were there any drill bits in the handle??

-- Max "Desperado", Salt Lake City, UT

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swirt

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#2 posted 1219 days ago

Looks to be in great shape. Definitely worth the price. Millers Falls?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#3 posted 1219 days ago

that was a nice score :-)
I think the chuck looks little too good maybee a later add
anyway may it serve you well

take care
Dennis

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BodieT

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#4 posted 1219 days ago

Nice I can appreciate a good find at flea markets.

-- Bodie, Westerville, Ohio "Beer is proof God loves us, and wants us to be happy", Ben Franklin.

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BigTiny

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#5 posted 1218 days ago

I’ll give you ten bucks for it. That’s a 25% profit! (grin)

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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joseff

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#6 posted 1218 days ago

@Max. there are 8 bits inside the handle

@Swirt. I think this one is made by Craftsman, based on the torn label on the handle

@BigTiny. Haha. I’ll let you know if I find another one :-)

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Dave

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#7 posted 1217 days ago

Yours is still shinny. Great find. I was given my pawpaw’s not to long ago and its a craftsman but no where near the condition of yours. I say we take them to sears and see what kind of replacement they will give us. ;)

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dennisgrosen

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#8 posted 1216 days ago

jooke like this one more time Superdav and you will be canceled from my will !!
LOL
take care
Dennis

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Dave

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#9 posted 1216 days ago

I here ya Dennis! lmao
Thats still a great find Joseff

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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joseff

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#10 posted 1212 days ago

Thanks, Superdav!!

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