Friday, July 15, 2011


A couple Millers Falls eggbeater drills I have restored. They've been taken apart, degreased, cleaned, and oiled. The chucks have been rebuilt, including making some new springs from guitar strings. They now work very smoothly. I would love to repaint them. These are a ton of fun to use and I actually look forward to needing to bore holes. Even the smell of their oil is appealing.


  1. I love the elegant forms of the wheels.

  2. Phul, they are among my very favorite hand tools. We had one around the house when I was a kid and I always loved it. Now its a real pleasure to put them to real use.

  3. Thank you so much for the idea of using guitar string as a spring. I have a similar drill and this is just the trick to get it working again.

  4. You did a great job restoring them. I have found a good many Goodall Pratt and Millers Falls hand drills at garage sales. I have not restored any of them but they all work and most of them still have the original drills.

    take a look at my picture of hand drills, Millers Falls Hand Drills



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