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Forum topic by bandit571 posted 05-31-2014 06:41 PM 1444 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-31-2014 06:41 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question drill-driver

Picked this thing up this morning, costs a whopping$1.50

Has a set of numbers on it, “8012” and a name stamped on it. SAMSON from the looks of it. Appears to be a ratcheting type

Just interested in who “SAMSON” was. Might start to use this for a few holes

Thr drill bit I’ve had for a long while, I think I may have found a use for it….

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#1 posted 05-31-2014 06:49 PM

Wasn’t Samson hooked up with a chick named Delilah? OK…..I have one like it. Have to put it to use. It uses renewable energy…..two scoops of ice cream and it’s ready to go again.

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#2 posted 05-31-2014 07:25 PM

A buck and a half??? Geeze, YOU SUCK! Why dont I ever find things like this?

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#3 posted 05-31-2014 07:35 PM

Nice find.

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#4 posted 05-31-2014 11:20 PM

Samson was the nickname given to this style of chuck (for it’s strength) These were made by Pexto (Peck, Stow and Wilcox)
The next step up were the 8200 series braces with enclosed ratchets.

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#5 posted 06-01-2014 02:48 PM

Nice brace and bit.

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#6 posted 06-01-2014 06:52 PM

And now, after a bit of clean & polish, the Samson 8012

Yep, a 12” sweep brace, with the only bit I have in the shop that will fit it. It does a nice job of drilling, too

RPMs are based on how fast my old arms will go. Isn’t any motor noise to this one, either.

Need to Rust Hunt a few more bits, but this just might be a keeper…

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