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Stanley Yankee handyman 1300

Global Tuffy Absolute Zombie Club Posts: 28,078 Just Awesome! And a Slayer of Polar Bear!
Stanley Yankee handyman
« on: October 07, 2007, 12:33:02 AM »
Anyone else have one of these?

I inherited one and they are pretty good and have not seen one anywhere else.

Benner

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Re: Stanley Yankee handyman
« Reply #1 on: October 07, 2007, 01:24:06 AM »
I have one that I inherited from my Grandfather. I'm not sure of the actual size since I'm out of town but I remember it only had one bit. It seemed to be 100% functional but I don't think I've ever actually used it for anything.

Apparently they are still made by Standley but only sold in the UK.

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Re: Stanley Yankee handyman
« Reply #2 on: October 07, 2007, 06:29:28 PM »
I was lucky enough to get 7 bits with mine.

I think it's a pretty good tool, but again I have not used it (don't know why really).

I'm assuming that the chuck that they are selling makes it so any bits can be used.  That could be quite handy.

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Re: Stanley Yankee handyman
« Reply #3 on: October 07, 2007, 06:30:25 PM »
Anyone else have one of these?

I inherited one and they are pretty good and have not seen one anywhere else.

Benner
My dad gave me one of his years ago, I can't say I know much about it though :-[

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Re: Stanley Yankee handyman
« Reply #4 on: October 07, 2007, 06:31:31 PM »
Anyone else have one of these?

I inherited one and they are pretty good and have not seen one anywhere else.

Benner
My dad gave me one of his years ago, I can't say I know much about it though :-[

Dig it out and give it a go.  It's a really good design.

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Re: Stanley Yankee handyman
« Reply #5 on: October 07, 2007, 08:57:05 PM »
I received a smaller version of the Stanley Yankee handyman as a gift when I was a boy in the 1960s.  It had a transparent plastic handle in which the bits are stored.   

It worked OK for drilling wood but it was difficult to keep the bit in the screw slot when using the tool as a "push" screwdriver.

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Re: Stanley Yankee handyman
« Reply #6 on: October 07, 2007, 09:01:52 PM »
I received a smaller version of the Stanley Yankee handyman as a gift when I was a boy in the 1960s.  It had a transparent plastic handle in which the bits are stored.   

It worked OK for drilling wood but it was difficult to keep the bit in the screw slot when using the tool as a "push" screwdriver.

That's what I've got. Although it's gone a bit yellow now.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Stanley Yankee handyman
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2007, 09:48:03 PM »
My father has a few of those from different places.  Some are ok, some aren't, so it seems that there is a significant variation in manufacture.

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Re: Stanley Yankee handyman
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2007, 09:51:39 PM »
My father has a few of those from different places.  Some are ok, some aren't, so it seems that there is a significant variation in manufacture.

Def

Apparently the UK built is the one to have.

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Head Turd Polisher Administrator Just Bananas Posts: 61,253 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
Re: Stanley Yankee handyman
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2007, 10:09:05 PM »
I don't remember where each of them were from- it's been years since I saw them.  I just remember some were better than others unfortunately. 

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