Does anyone else use one of these remarkable drills. I love mine. I have 2 in fact, one is an older North Bros. Version and a newer one that is a Stanley version. Both version are almost exactly the same except for the bit chuck. The big plus for me is when I just want to drill one or two holes I don't have to drag out a cord or make sure that a battery is charged. A very big plus in my book
You can still get a well built shiny new one from GarrettWade.
Do I remember correctly...weren't the Stanley ones made in England?
Interesting tool. Is it the same principal as the Yankee screwdriver ? I must admit I could never get the hang of that tool.
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I want one of those too, but don't think I've ever seen them in stores. Seen them online but damn expensive.
My original Stanley hand drill was bought for me by an aunt, when I was eleven or twelve. It lasted me until a couple of years ago. I wasn't too distressed when I broke it, I figured I'd pop into town and get another. Only, I couldn't find one, anywhere. It was power drills or nothing in all the local shops. Is there really no call for hand drills any more?Eventually I managed to get one at a car boot sale for a couple of pounds. For the same money I recently grabbed this little fella, not quite a push drill but a similar idea, its stamped Hobbies. Made in England on its knob.Neil
Great thread. My dad actually owns one of these drills and I completely forgot about it until I read this thread. Ahhh, the memories...
No idea I'm afraid. I recently wanted a smaller hand drill for when I was working on knives and again hand to go hunting round car boot sales. Since I posted the comment above I've managed to get a nice old push screwdriver, unfortunately the only bits it came with are flat, I wonder if you can get an adapter to allow normal hex bits to fit it Neil