Dieter Schmid offers some modern eggbeater-style drills made by Schroder.
(Dieter is in Germany and the prices are in Euros.) He calls them "wheel braces.
north of Seattle USA
On Tuesday, January 12, 2021, 3:52:49 PM PST, Chris Wolf
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:
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
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.
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