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Forum topic by hhhopks posted 01-23-2012 03:23 AM 1134 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2012 03:23 AM

Topic tags/keywords: yankee 2101 2101a drill brace jaws question

Save the Yankee. I have just gotten a 2101A Yankee drill brace. The handle needs to be replaced. The spring which holds the jaws is bent and the jaws are missing. Not a good situation. It went from a great find to …..? ($20.00 for 10 old braces). Oh well.

I can replace the handle. What is the best way to get a spare jaw with the attachment spring? Anyone has a Yankee for parts? Is it worth it? Everything else works fine.

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#1 posted 02-04-2012 06:30 AM

Was it a garage sale find?

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#2 posted 02-04-2012 06:22 PM

It was CL.

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#3 posted 02-04-2012 06:30 PM

I’ve got a couple of old Yankee’s in my junk box out in storage, I’ll check in a couple of days to see what they are. I haven’t looked at them for at least five years, so I don’t remember.

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#4 posted 06-08-2013 03:26 PM

I just broke one of the jaws in my Millers Falls “Buck Rogers” brace #1950 by trying to drill with a non-square shank bit. The jaw snapped in two at about its midpoint. What a surprise – I thought that part was unbreakable! Lesson learned!

Were you able to find jaws for your brace? Ive searched the internet for information on how to get this part, to no avail, so far. Any advice—anyone?

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#5 posted 06-08-2013 03:31 PM

Steve, try Patrick Leach. Blood and Gore is his website the address is;

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