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Forum topic by martin007 posted 1688 days ago 776 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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martin007

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1688 days ago

Hi All

I would like to get an egg beater hand drill for woodworking

The vintage ones available have a max chuck opening for 3/16 – 1/4 or 3/8. Sometimes really old one can only accept 1/8 bit shank.

I would like to know what tasks, mostly woodworker do with these type of drills and what chuck size do they have or wish they had.

thanks

Martin

-- Martin, Gatineau, Qu├ębec


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#1 posted 1688 days ago

Martin my father had 2 of those a small one and a larger one that had gears so by turning at a certain speed the drill would go a lot faster and it took large drills.
My oldest brother must still have it but he is a hard man to get something from him, after he gets something he thinks he is going to take it with him after passing. lol lol

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#2 posted 1688 days ago

Someone here had a picture of one, I don’t remember who it was.

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#3 posted 1688 days ago

Lots of them on ebay

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#4 posted 1688 days ago

I have one.
Here is what I did with it.

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/26284

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#5 posted 1688 days ago

Martin, here is the one I restored.
Click for details

I use it all the time.

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