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02-03-2016 11:58 PM

Topic tags/keywords: hand drill hand tool vintage tool woodworking

I was able to get his drill on the cheap but not sure what make or model it is…can anyone lead me the right way? Thanks!

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#1 posted 02-04-2016 12:17 AM

Should have mfg info on the chrome of the turning handle – Looks Millers Falls to me, but the handle has been cropped from the pics; they had a unique finish and color to them.

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#2 posted 02-04-2016 01:24 AM

Looks like a miller Falls from around the turn of the last century but I would love to see the handle.

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#3 posted 02-04-2016 01:25 AM

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#4 posted 02-04-2016 03:19 AM

This was the only marking I saw…just number 2 and nothing on the chrome part of the chuck

Thanks!

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#5 posted 02-04-2016 03:24 AM

btw, looks like i’m missing the three ‘S’ links for the claws. but the replacements, someone wanted $12 for a set of 3…kinda expensive!

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#6 posted 02-04-2016 03:54 AM

looks like a MF #2

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#7 posted 02-04-2016 04:19 AM



looks like a MF #2

- lepelerin

just simple “2” marking…would this be normal? thought they might add some other inscriptions n scuh

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#8 posted 02-04-2016 04:31 AM

No etches on this part?

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#9 posted 02-04-2016 05:45 AM



No etches on this part?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

on the collar or the bar?

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#10 posted 02-04-2016 05:50 AM

Usually right on the bar.

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#11 posted 02-04-2016 06:11 AM

Millers Falls No.5A

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#12 posted 02-04-2016 02:04 PM


No etches on this part?

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

on the collar or the bar?

- nmssis

Just checked by removing some light surface rust and no…no etching.

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#13 posted 02-04-2016 02:21 PM

Wow, that’s surprising. I’ve got nothing more, then. Nice piece, though, i say put it to work!

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#14 posted 02-04-2016 02:58 PM



Wow, that s surprising. I ve got nothing more, then. Nice piece, though, i say put it to work!

- Smitty_Cabinetshop

I guess…for what it’s worth it was turning nicely so with a bit of cleaning up, it should be fine.

but what can I do about the “S” springs for the claws?

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#15 posted 02-04-2016 04:44 PM

Springs in the chuck jaws missing, is that what you’re saying? That’s a tough one. Got some pens? I’ve heard of folks usi g them before (taking springs from those).

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