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Troy Cleckler

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03-26-2015 08:51 PM

A friend of mine heard that I was just getting into incorporating hand tools and gave me a couple of gifts. One being a Stanley #2, a egg beater drill and a little leather book that belonged to his grandfather, good little reference guide.
My question is about the drill. Is it a Stanley? Did all the drills have the style of bits shown or could this date it? It’s missing the springs and also a washer, I think? I’ve been looking for the parts but haven’t been able to locate them as of yet. Any ideas on what I can use instead? Maybe a pen spring and a steel washer?
Anyway, here’s the book and drill pics.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 09:00 PM

Kinda looks like #59:

Defiance maybe?

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 10:22 PM

Sure looks like a Defiance by Stanley, #1220

chucks from the later model Handyman drills like this:

should fit, and are easily and cheaply found online

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#3 posted 03-26-2015 11:58 PM

Nice ID Doc. New chuck is probably the best bet, though you can find replacement springs. What washer do you think is missing?

Best I can figure out the bits are called drill point bits. They’re fun to use vintage bits but not nearly as fast or effective as modern twist or brad point bits. I really only use an egg beater style drill for holes around 1/8” or smaller because a breast drill has so much more torque that it does a faster job and can drill larger holes of course.

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