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Old 14th Aug 2018, 1:57 pm   #41
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I was given a D984 saw attachment along with the D700 drill.. (originally 3 15s) but it had a crucial washer missing. The following year i was walking past a skip and saw a similar one on top of all the rubbish- complete with the special washer. What luck. I must admit i usually use a jig-saw when cutting sheets, though with an alleged depth of 5/4ths of an inch AND directional stability the circular saw is great.

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Old 14th Aug 2018, 2:33 pm   #42
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Any knife?

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Old 14th Aug 2018, 6:28 pm   #43
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There was several statements made regarding armature failures when using the circular saw attachment, due to misuse. It happened here as well, even on the more expensive industrial rated ones.
By the time I needed a portable circular saw, the price came down where it became more affordable.
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Old 14th Aug 2018, 8:59 pm   #44
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The only electric drills I have are modern (ish) Bosch and Makita.

One of my non electric ones was a Millers Falls beam drill, handy for the bigger stuff, complete with body building handles!:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYC0pVW1hjk

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Old 14th Aug 2018, 10:03 pm   #45
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My favourite pistol drill is a late-model Wolf, from the period when they had been subsumed into Kango. Not very different in appearence from a B&D, but the difference in quality is very evident. I bought it for a couple of quid, seized through rust, but a bit of work and a new chuck restored it.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 7:11 pm   #46
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The B&D drills with attachments take me back. My Dad bought a circular saw as a unit, from Tesco. It was basically a drill with the attachment already fitted, but no chuck. He figured it out, removed the adaptor and bought a chuck from the local hardware shop. Later he added many of the accessories shown, jigsaw, orbital sander, disc sander. Eventually it's main use as a circular saw or maybe the orbital sander, did for the front bearing so it was rather wobbly and impossible to use as a drill.

Myself, I have a two speed B&D somewhere, bought for me as an 18th present. I'll try to add a photo.
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 9:19 pm   #47
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I built my own bench drill
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Old 15th Aug 2018, 10:17 pm   #48
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Bravo!

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Old 16th Aug 2018, 12:18 am   #49
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I chucked the towel in and bought a brand new bench drill for 60.
It is too new to feature in this thread though.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 6:12 am   #50
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"Chucked"... Oh, dear

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Old 16th Aug 2018, 10:02 am   #51
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Miguel, that's brilliant! I especially like the lamps either side of the chuck. Construction looks very solid and unbreakable. Only thing I would add might be a guard above the switches to avoid coming into contact with the driven pulley.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 1:14 pm   #52
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In fact those are old pictures, I have made some improvements till now. I will take some pictures today and I will post them tomorrow.

Like father, like son. My father built his own bench drill back in the late 70s. I have used that drill till today with very good results. There is a picture of this drill bellow and althought very rusty, it works very well. I use it routinely at my Mom's, in fact, it's more powerful than mine

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a guard above the switches to avoid coming into contact with the driven pulley.
Althought that's something which certainly can happen, I normally use the switch that I fit in the lever end, in order to stop the drill very quickly if the bit gets stuck (see picture). I usually never touch such switches when the pulley is moving, anyway, something very important to take into account.

I want to make a cover for the entire pulleys arrangement, but Mr Time is implacable. Nowadays I'm working on a sheet bender and a sheet cutter around the drill to have a complete work station there.
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Old 16th Aug 2018, 8:31 pm   #53
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Ok, not a power drill, but it is a masonry drill, and it is very old.

It was given to me by an old chap, just about to retire in the early seventies, and he had had owned it for a long time. Still is in fine working order.

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Old 17th Aug 2018, 12:37 am   #54
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A Rawldrill, my Father had one. You pack the hole with a type of string.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 1:08 am   #55
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Those used to work well in breeze block walls and the original plugs used to be made of some kind of fiber.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 12:38 pm   #56
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I knew them as "Rawlplug Tools". Slow but effective when the masonry was hard.

A hand powered hammer drill.

Here's what it was used for.....
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 2:19 pm   #57
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Ok, not a power drill, but it is a masonry drill, and it is very old.

It was given to me by an old chap, just about to retire in the early seventies, and he had had owned it for a long time. Still is in fine working order.

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Old 17th Aug 2018, 3:31 pm   #58
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I promised this yesterday so here it is, some fresh pictures of my homebrew bench drill. The last one shows the sheet bender that I am currently working on
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 5:24 pm   #59
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I promised this yesterday so here it is, some fresh pictures of my homebrew bench drill. The last one shows the sheet bender that I am currently working on
That is really some high quality construction!
It's amazing what can be done when you can't just walk into a home center and buy one. Of course, yours will last a lot longer.
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Old 17th Aug 2018, 5:38 pm   #60
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I chucked the towel in and bought a brand new bench drill for 60.
It is too new to feature in this thread though.
Is it one of those Chinese import jobs with the 13mm chuck.
I bought one several years ago, a 5 speed job, where all the speeds on the chart were shown @ 50 cycles.
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