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Miller Falls No. 2.....Cordless Drill

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Project by Tim Dahn posted 1729 days ago 4260 views 5 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is my restored Miller Falls hand drill, ready for another generation or two of service. I did a blog on restoring this here: http://lumberjocks.com/Timbo/blog/12201. this was a fairly easy tool to clean up and has a real classic look. It will come in handy many times i’m sure.

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





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patron

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#1 posted 1729 days ago

it really looks new !

you did a great job restoring it ,

should last a lifetime ,
if this is how you treat your tools .

well done .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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hooky

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#2 posted 1729 days ago

that is one immaculate cordless drill, I love the fly wheel All the ones i have seen are solid

one question how long do the batteries last LOL

Hooky

-- Happiness is a way of travel , not a destination (Roy Goodman)

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Jeison

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#3 posted 1729 days ago

oooo very nice, do want :)

-- - Jei, Rockford IL - When in doubt, spray it with WD-40 and wrap it with duct tape. The details will attend to themselves.

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clieb91

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#4 posted 1729 days ago

Nice Restore. Now that is a quality made tool.

CtL

-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- PortablePastimes.com (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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aldente

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#5 posted 1729 days ago

I’ve got one of those. It used to be my grandfathers. I am 50, so it’s pretty old. Still works great. I am using to teach my grandson how to drill a straight hole. He is a future master craftsmen. Not that I consider myself a master craftsmen by any means. He just has a knack for it. Do they still make these?

-- Rodd, Texas grandpa

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TomFran

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#6 posted 1729 days ago

Outstanding restoration! That is a quality tool. This drill will still work when all the cordless drill batteries are obsolete!

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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Tim Dahn

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#7 posted 1729 days ago

Thanks everyone, Don’t think they make these anymore so get an old one while you can. Wiktor Kuc did a great blog on these here: http://www.wkfinetools.com/hUS/boringTools/millersF/tools/No2HD/No2-1903-Anatomy/mfHD-No2-1903-Anatomy-01.asp

TomFran, Nicad? Litium? We don’t need no stinking batteries!

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

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tjocpa

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#8 posted 1728 days ago

Very nice restoration. I inherited one of these from my uncle and restored it as well.

-- Tom O'Neil, Celtic Saw Guy

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FenceWorkshop

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#9 posted 1728 days ago

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Jim Bertelson

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#10 posted 1728 days ago

You know, I had one of those, or something very similar years ago….......as my wife says…...in another life. My tools have come along with me well, but I now realize I lost that one. Shucks. My grandfather, gave me many of his woodworking tools, probably gave me that. I still have some of his tools. The memory is hazy, probably over…......perhaps 50 yrs ago. I think my Dad kept it, went to my brother, and lost in a fire. Brings back memories, fitting that handle against your belly…......Thanks.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Jim Bertelson

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#11 posted 1728 days ago

I have an old Stanley Yankee push drill, still in active use. After seeing this drill, I thought of the push drill.

Here is a link to my just posted blog item….....Stanley Yankee Push Drill

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Tim Dahn

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#12 posted 1728 days ago

Jim, That may have been a breast drill like this.

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

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Jim Bertelson

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#13 posted 1728 days ago

Actually Tim, now that I think of it, it had a large round breast wooden piece. Hmmm. Wonder who made it, I think Stanley.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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interpim

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#14 posted 1728 days ago

I have a similar drill… is this thing worth anything?

-- San Diego, CA

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interpim

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#15 posted 1728 days ago

Mine and yours are the same Autumn except where yours says No5 mine says No5A

-- San Diego, CA

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