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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:21 pm 
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My son got this drill from somebody online. It has a two-position lever and a five-position slider.

The lever switches between low-speed gearing and high-speed gearing.

The slider has these functions:

1 "Normal" behavior. Chuck turrns clockwise when handle turned CW, chuck turns CCW when handle turned CCW.
2 Ratchets when handle turned CW; turns CCW when handle turned CCW.
3 Turns CW when handle tuirmed CW; ratchets when handle turned CCW.
4 Turns CW when handle turned CW or CCW.
5 Locks mechanism; won't turn at at all. (For tightening or loosening chuck.)

And each of those works at high speed or low speed gearing.

I especially like #4.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:48 am 
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MaineGeezer wrote:
My son got this drill from somebody online. It has a two-position lever and a five-position slider.

The lever switches between low-speed gearing and high-speed gearing.

The slider has these functions:


Wow - I want one!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 1:10 pm 
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memories. This same model was on my Grandpa's workbench when I was a kid. I used to play with it and there were little holes all over the house as evidence.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:39 am 
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That is a North Brothers tool - they made 4 sizes. I have the biggest, a breast drill like Maine's, and the smallest, a little egg beater. I agree that #4 is the coolest setting. Either way you turn the crank, the chuck spins forward.

Ed


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:46 am 
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My Father had a few of these and I remember using them. I still have his old stanley in the shop somewhere. I used to study 17th and 18th century wood working techniques and love how efficient these old tools can be in the right hands. Skill in the hands is being replaced at an alarming rate. I am glad to see so many young people getting into these old skills. Blacksmithing , Woodworking are skills that will always have a demand.
education is great but if your on a deserted island and you are skilled in IT that isn't going to help you if you can't use your hands. We need to value skill labor.

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