Anybody else using one of these tools?

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by Michael7, May 17, 2017.

  1. Michael7

    Michael7 Squier-holic

    Old Sears hand operated speed drill and screwdriver. Great for the guitar repair situations where it is too much bother to bring the battery drill in from the garage, but faster than a manual drill or screwdriver. Note the interchangeable blades have a notched flat at the drive end so they don't spin. I need to get a few more sizes of screwdriver bits, but have not looked for them online yet. They store inside the handle.

    Note the pine board. It is about 12" wide and I got about 40 feet from taking apart a shelving unit in my rental house. Just got to learn how to do finger joints and a couple of new speaker cabs will be in the pipeline. Maybe a 10" for my Champ clone.

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  2. Ahnlaashock

    Ahnlaashock Squier-holic

    Sep 21, 2014
    St. Louis Area
    Yes. I use it with the single flute drill bit that is just deep enough for good pickguard screw holes. When it reaches the end of the flute, it almost stops cutting at just the right depth.
    I think I see the flute is longer on the bits you have.
     
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  3. radiotech

    radiotech Squier-holic

    Apr 23, 2014
    Chicago
    I have a few from my Dad, it was originally patented as a Yankee screwdriver. They are nice units, but have to be cleaned and oiled... as when gobbed up with sawdust, they will jam, and skid out of the screw hole, and right across your project.
    Ironically, the namebrand is now manufactured in Germany.
     
  4. so1om

    so1om Squier-holic

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    My dad has a few, he'll prolly let me have them.

    Thanks for sharing the tech-tip!!
     
  5. Dan Martian

    Dan Martian Squier-Nut

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    Oct 18, 2014
    San Marcos, Texas
    I've got one that I use every once in a while. If I had more of those bits, I know I'd use it a whole lot more. I also want to get my hands on a crankable version, you know like the old-fashioned egg beaters.
     
  6. Smith357

    Smith357 Squier Talker

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    I have not used my push drill in ages, I think it's buried uot in one of my tool boxes. I find them it to be a dandy little drill, but a rather poor screwdriver. Mine is very old dating from around WWI, before Phillips heads screws became the norm in wood work, and a flat bit is darn near impossible to keep it in the slot.
     
  7. Davis Sharp

    Davis Sharp Squier-holic

    Jan 7, 2016
    Maryland, USA
    I don't really need one. So I'll probably order one on-line tonight.
     
  8. Rollmeaway

    Rollmeaway Squier-Meister

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    Yea, my old man had one of those. I used it once or twice, more out of curiosity than any thing else. I don't know what happened to it, especially since I inherited all of his tools when he passed away. I don't think I'd use one working on my guitars tho...
     
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  9. 5ofeight

    5ofeight Squier-Meister

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    Ratchet screwdrivers they were called in these parts, Im sure there are still some of my old dads ratchet screwdrivers in the tool boxes.
     
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  10. Hotrodleroy

    Hotrodleroy Squier-holic

    Dec 7, 2011
    U.S.A.
    Have two with the handles full of the original drill bits. Great for cabinet work.
     
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  11. calihick

    calihick Squier-Meister

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    I have been keeping my eye out for one at barn sales around my place to go with my brace and bits.;)
     
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  12. Brever

    Brever Squier-holic

    Oct 5, 2015
    Texas
    Yes, I've had one for decades. Very useful indeed!
     
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  13. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Squier-holic

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    me neither - order 2 and sell me one !
     
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  14. Eddie

    Eddie Squier-Nut

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    I used these in wood shop in junior high school back in 1983.
     
  15. mkgearhead

    mkgearhead Squier-holic

    Dec 18, 2009
    Fort Morgan, CO
    My grandpa had something like that. I used to mess around with it when I was a kid. I think my cousin ended up with it when grandpa passed and she and her husband moved into the house.