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Forum topic by Syvar posted 04-07-2017 12:46 PM 1031 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-07-2017 12:46 PM

Topic tags/keywords: miller falls breast drill parts needed hand tools

Hi All – I’m new to the forums and new to woodworking in general. Actually just setting up shop for the past couple of months and have yet to build anything. Been buying tools and sharpening is all so far. In my rummaging, I purchased a breast drill which was part of a larger lot that had some hand planes in it. I believe it’s a Miller Falls, but am certainly no expert. Anybody know where I can source a proper handle for it. It will be part of a working shop (eventually). Photos attached for identification purposes.

Thanks in advance.

-- I'll fail, but I'll prevail, and will be the wiser for it.

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#1 posted 04-07-2017 12:50 PM

Maybe someone can help you on the above thread Sy and welcome to Lumberjocks!

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#2 posted 04-08-2017 01:19 PM

Yeah I bet someone that follows that thread could help you with where to find a replacement. I can’t think of anywhere off the top of my head.

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#3 posted 04-08-2017 02:35 PM

Looks almost like a Millers Falls No. 120?

See IF I can find a better view….

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#4 posted 04-08-2017 03:07 PM

Thanks for the info so far. Bandit, I think the main shaft with the two beam and brace as opposed to a single piece is different than the #20, and looks more like the 24. It also has a level and I couldn’t find any 20’s with that. I’ll post a few more photos that have angles similar to what’s on the images at

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#5 posted 04-09-2017 06:41 AM

So, after spending some real time perusing the many sites of the interwebs, it appears my drill is a Craftsman 1071. Still no luck on finding a handle, but the ebay stores seem to think pretty fondly of this model judging by the prices. My search for a handle will continue.

-- I'll fail, but I'll prevail, and will be the wiser for it.

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#6 posted 04-09-2017 12:23 PM

Do you have any antique or junk stores in the area? I see these drills all the time and parts. You may find one as a donor and have spare parts if needed.

-- mrg

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