Tag Archives: Drill

North Brothers Yankee Handyman No. 133H

Tool: Yankee Handyman No. 133H, North Brothers Manufacturing Company

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As usual, before I write about a tool on ToolboxBlog.com, I do a bit of online research to see what other’s are saying. Thanks to Ron’s Woodshop, I learned a little about the number system with this old Yankee driver. If Ron is correct, the number 1 in the model No. 133 indicates this driver has a spring. So, it is a model 33 with a spring, making it No. 133H.
I do recommend checking out Ron’s page on Yankee drivers solely for the video at the end where, neglecting to pre-drill, he struggles to drive screws into a board with two Yankee drivers. I watched the video because it says for the “bloody-minded” but I never did see him rip any skin. Oh well, I don’t really like horror movies anyway and I’ve ripped more skin in a year than the average human does in a decade.  Continue reading North Brothers Yankee Handyman No. 133H

Porter-Cable PC700D 7.0Amp 1/2″ Drill

Tool: Porter-Cable PC700D 7 Amp 1/2-Inch Variable Speed Drill

Even in this poor economy, contractors need new tools. I needed a 1/2″ drill for my second home and chose the Porter-Cable PC700D, mostly because of it’s price but also because of my previous experience with Porter-Cable.

Owning a fixer-upper home, 2500 miles away from my workshop is a challenge. On one hand, I am lucky to have 2 or more of some tools. As I rely on my tools to make a living, I simply cannot ship one of each to that far-away place and needed to purchase some tools I already own including this 1/2″ drill.

Pulling wires for new electrical requires the power of a corded drill and this Porter-Cable 7.0 amp drill has it! Continue reading Porter-Cable PC700D 7.0Amp 1/2″ Drill

RIDGID 24V XLi 4-Piece Cordless Combo Kit

Tool: RIDGID 24V XLi 4-Piece Cordless Combo Kit

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Excitement, Look what I got! Four Ridgid Cordless Tools in one sack. It’s a pretty heavy sack at that and one that won’t zip closed with all the tools in it. A mega drill/driver, 6″ circular saw, reciprocating ‘saws all’ and a flashlight complete with two 24V LI batteries, charger and carry bag make up this 4-piece combo kit.

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Millers Falls Antique Push Drill

Tool: Millers Falls Co. Wooden Handled Push Drill with Bits

My second Millers Falls Push Drill on Toolboxblog.com features a wooden handle with a complete set of bits stored beneath it’s removable wooden cap. (See the other one) I’m not precisely sure where I got this Millers Falls Co. Push Drill but it’s been in my ‘abandoned tools’ box for years.

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Reliant DD55 12-Speed Drill Press

Tool: Reliant DD55 12-speed Drill Press
Date of Service: 1997

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Once upon a time, I added a Drill Press to my small collection of shop machinery. Since I don’t rely on a drill press for day to day tasks I went with the cost-effective Reliant Brand and although it’s not the most precise machine in my shop it’s does what it’s supposed to for the past 12 years, drill holes in wood, metal and plastic.

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Black and Decker Quantum 3/8 inch Variable Speed Drill

Tool: Black & Decker Quantum 3/8″ Variable Speed Drill

Once upon a time I had an ancient drill I kept at home. It seemed to find a lot of use around the house… you know as my homeowner drill. When it died I went looking for an inexpensive 3/8″ drill for around the house and found the Black & Decker Quantum reasonably priced.

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Starrett Series No. 162 Precision Pin Vises

Tool: L. S. Starrett No. 162 Series – Pin Vises

Ok, I admit to having no idea what this tool was called until a few minutes ago. The small tool for this week on Toolboxblog.com is the American made L.S. Starrett & Co. No. 162B Pin Vise from Starrett’s Machinists’ Precision Shop Tools. It’s one of my favorite small tools and once you’ve got an assortment of Pin Vise Twist Drill Bits you’ll find it to be an indispensable part of your woodworking shop.

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Metabo 751 – 1/2 inch Hammer Drill

Tool: Metabo 751 – 1/2″ Hammer Drill
Date of Service: Summer 1995

With production and distribution companies in over 21 countries Metabowerke GmbH builds the kind of quality tools a contractor wants on his job. I love those German machines but in this day it’s hard to know exactly where a tool was really put together. Am I talking about cars again? No, it’s the Metabo 751 hammer drill and it’s served me well for 14 years.

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Porter-Cable 878 – 14.4 volt Cordless Drill/Driver

Tool: Porter-Cable 878 14.4v Two-Speed Cordless Drill/Driver

The Porter-Cable 878? That’s what’s printed on the side of my drill/driver despite the fact several searches at Porter-Cable come up: “No pages were found.” Still, this 14.4v Porter-Cable Cordless Drill/Driver continues to serve me well.

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