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272565 "Chris Wolf" <hframe79001@g...> 2021‑01‑12 Re: Is there a Lie-Nielson for the M-F ? 2?
It was Joseph who was looking for a "modern" Millers Falls; I gave him some
I have the Millers Falls No. 2 and 5a, a Goodell Pratt whose model I can't
remember, and a really cool Yankee 555 breast drill. I've had a few others
that I sold.

Check out H-frame, the site for vintage Workmates:

https://h-frame.weebly.com/ <https://h-frame.weebly.com/> 


From: John Ruth [mailto:johnrruth@h...] 
Sent: Tuesday, January 12, 2021 6:16 PM
To: Chris Wolf
Cc: OldTools List
Subject: Re: [OldTools] Is there a Lie-Nielson for the M-F ? 2?


If you are indeed seeking a Millers Falls #2 or  #2A eggbeater drill, I want
to suggest that they simply aren't all that rare, so don't overpay!
Thousands were made over the course of multiple decades.  

You may find this type study useful:


Which is a sub-page of:

I see M-F #2's a few times per year when I'm keeping up with the Flea
Marketing, Yard Sale-ing, and Estate Sale-ing.  As always, the more effort
one puts into looking, the luckier one gets!!!

My father had a #2 which had belonged to his father.  Since it wasn't a
power tool, I was allowed to use it from a young age.  One day my teen-aged
self somehow managed to break an internal part of the chuck.  I repaired it
by soft-soldering, but it was never "right." That jaw wasn't gripping
equally with the other two.  I felt really bad about this.

About 15 years later, now a young adult, I found just the identical M-F #2
chuck at a Flea.  Oh, how I enjoyed presenting that to my father!  He
expressed amazement that I was able to find just the chuck on the loose in
the wild.

With Pop's passing, this memory-laden drill is now mine.  My daughters have
used it, and I expect to pass it to my grandson.  

John Ruth

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