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Forum topic by Mark Parker posted 03-28-2012 08:46 AM 2614 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Mark Parker

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03-28-2012 08:46 AM

I have inherited this Black and Decker power tool set from my mother-in-law. The set was her husband’s before he passed away. I never met him and I can’t seem to find any information about the set. It must have been something back in the day. It looks like it was hardly ever used. The most disappointing thing is the motor isn’t with the set.
I am including some pictures in the hope someone can tell me something about it. Any information would be appreciated.
Thanks – Mark


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#1 posted 03-28-2012 12:55 PM

cant say ive seen anything like it … but its cool in my book!

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#2 posted 03-28-2012 06:28 PM

Looks cool to me too. There is probably a good reason that it was never used. It’s probably useless, but I’ve never seen one like it. If you can find the motor for it, you might get rich. Good luck.

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#3 posted 03-18-2016 04:05 AM

I just bought one of these at an auction, myself. Did you ever find out anything about these, Mark? Not bragging but mine is working and complete, with all paperwork and keys. Even a couple of the extra attachments. I spoke with a collector of B&D tools, and he says you can find one every once in a while, but he’s never seen a set as complete as mine. That beautiful box is made from peruvian mahogany btw.

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#4 posted 03-18-2016 04:07 AM

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#5 posted 03-18-2016 10:04 AM

Victor – you are the first person I have heard from that knows what it is. And you have an actual functioning set! I wish I had the motor to drive all of the equipment and attachments I have. I still have my set although I have thought about pitching the whole thing, except for the box. The box is fantastic, so I’ll keep that.
Nice to hear someone else has knowledge of this set. I wrote to B&D but never received a reply.

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#6 posted 03-18-2016 10:49 AM

Black & Decker Power Driver set.

-- Jeff, "The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me."

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#7 posted 03-18-2016 10:56 AM

Really interesting

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#8 posted 03-18-2016 11:25 AM

mountainaxe – THANK YOU for the link. $350 back in 1960! This was no small purchase.

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#9 posted 03-18-2016 11:34 AM

If you go to eBay and type in “Vintage Black and Decker, there is a sprinkling of kits in the over 900 listings. Lots of drill kits, but I didn’t see anything this big.
Most of the ones I saw came in metal boxes and have maybe 5-10 accessory items.
That thing is huge, and may be the mother of all B&D kits!

Also, I’d really scour eBay for the drill motor before I gave up on it. Lots of people have single vintage B&D drills on there, all the way back to Model #1.
As a matter of fact, I just found this one, that appears to be the same model as what is in Victor’s kit.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-BLACK-AND-DECKER-CORDED-DRILL-3-8-DRIVE-MODEL-U-500-WORKS-GREAT-/371560640032?hash=item5682bd6e20:g:m8oAAOSwzgRWwjoM

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Mark Parker

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#10 posted 03-18-2016 05:54 PM

Paul – Thanks for the encouragement and the eBay link. I am going to take another look at the kit when I get home tonight and decide if I want to buy a vintage B&D drill to complete the group. Even if it isn’t the “correct” drill, as long as it looks the part, runs and connects to all the accessories I have, hell, I’ve wasted $15 on dumber things!
Thanks again for the information – Mark

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