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11-11-2010 11:25 PM

I am selling this hand crank drill for $30 plus shipping.


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#1 posted 11-11-2010 11:31 PM

thats a nice hand drill

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 11:45 PM

Yes it is.

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 11:52 PM

sure is

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#4 posted 11-12-2010 12:23 AM

Back home when I was a kid we had handle drills with a gear box with 3 or 4 ratios. They were made by Peugeot tools.
I never saw one like that in the USA.

-- Bert

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#5 posted 11-12-2010 12:24 AM

They are rare!

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#6 posted 11-12-2010 01:26 AM

I’ll get slammed for saying this, but what you’ve got there, CJIII, is it a drill or a ’bit brace! Though, this one is unusual because it is a so-called Breast Drill, though from the picture it looks like it uses augur bits with the 4-pointed tangs. That flat surface on top is for leaning into it with your body weight when doing horizontal boring, indeed you can lean your sternum onto it for extra force, hence the name. Real hand drills have three jaw chucks, this looks like it has two, which also is the best indication whether this unit uses ‘augur bits’ ,not the drill bits we see today in the hardware store. This one may indeed be a two-speed, hard to tell from the photo. You could market this also as a ‘cordless’ antique! $30 is reasonable, but a handfill of bits to go with it would be nice! Stanley, Millers Falls and of course Craftsman and many others made these, is there a name on it? Good Luck!

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#7 posted 11-12-2010 02:37 AM

It’s old but not really antique.

$30.00 is a fair price for it.

Seems that “brace and bit ” was the generic name for these.

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#8 posted 11-12-2010 03:53 AM

The name is Fleetway Clipper, Made in England.

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#9 posted 11-12-2010 03:22 PM

Does the chuck have three or four “fingers?” Can’t see from the photo. Thanks.

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#10 posted 11-12-2010 03:47 PM

Yes it has three fingers, I think.

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#11 posted 11-12-2010 04:48 PM

I am tempted, then I would have a matched pair hanging on my wall. It is a nice drill and comes in handy
occasionally.

-- As ever, Gus-the 78 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#12 posted 11-12-2010 05:22 PM

Bluepine, take a bite!

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#13 posted 12-01-2010 12:08 AM

>Yes it has three fingers, I think.

A 3 finger jaw?
Check with 3 finger Pat, he might be interested. LOL. I hope Pat can see the humor in this. :)

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#14 posted 12-01-2010 03:11 AM

I have 2 of these
Why wouldn’t you keep this, it is a great tool

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#15 posted 12-01-2010 03:14 AM

I never use it, and besides I am not a hand tool guy.

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