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Forum topic by ChefHDAN posted 08-01-2014 05:21 PM 462 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-01-2014 05:21 PM

I was up in the Adirondacks for a vacation and did some pokin’ around a barn sale and ran across this hand drill for $2.00. Everything was working when I bought it but chuck was a bit stiff. I sprayed it down with some WD-40 and opened the chuck wide without thinking that the jaws could come loose, and when I went to close the chuck I smashed the springs, can any of you recommend a source for replacement springs?

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#1 posted 08-01-2014 06:43 PM

http://hardwarecitytools.com is a source. I don’t think the ones for a #2 listed there will fit yours exactly, but he may be able to make them for you. The other solution is to find a broken drill like yours and take the chuck or springs. Or if you find the right wire you can bend them yourself.

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#2 posted 08-01-2014 06:47 PM

Thanks Tim, The springs were coiled springs, and one survived, but is currently lost in luggage somewhere. Definitely looking to cannibalize from another as well!

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#3 posted 08-22-2014 02:17 AM

chefHDAN-
I have heard that a good locksmith shop would have a variety of small springs. If you ever found the sample then maybe you could take it in to the shop and try to find a couple of mates. Or just take the chuck in and see what they had that might function.
Sorry to be late with this suggestion. I just now read your question.
chuck

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#4 posted 08-27-2014 12:04 AM

Chuck, many thanks for the idea, I will definitely chase that down, I have found a couple of “possible” replacement parts online, but I’d really prefer to have it in my hands and know it’ll work before, I pay 4x more for shipping than the cost of the parts.

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