Metal Bodied Drill Refurbish

I had paid a visit to my family home place. I retrieved a few tools including two metal bodied drill motors.
drill motor1
drill motor2
I remember using both of these as a kid. I am in my 40’s and my father had well used them years before I came along. One needed a new cord and the chucks on both were rusted shut. I also broke the gear boxes down and re-lubed them. There were dirt dobbers and spiders all through the bodies of both of them.
drill motor
They turned out well. Yes they are one direction but I love to have a drill already chucked up with a bit under the bench. I hope they will give me the use they gave my father.
So go find that ole tool in the attic, barn or garage sale. Clean it up and you will be amazed at how well it will work.

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Please be careful. Some of the things I do are dangerous. It is not my fault if you get hurt. Use your brain, be safe.

24 Responses to Metal Bodied Drill Refurbish

  1. Don’t let my wife see the hammock comment. I don’t want her to get any idea’s.

    Nice restoration Dave.

  2. Boxcarmarty says:

    Wen is junk. At least on there new stuff. I bought a Wen chainsaw, Cut down 8 trees and it quit running while under warranty. They flat out told me they wouldn’t fix it…..

    • David Bardin says:

      Marty there is a big difference between the Grants and Wen that I have here. I guess ole junk is pretty good junk. You know they would not have survived back then if it was absolute crap.
      Marty I would have found some pre paid postage of theres and mailed the chainsaw back to them.

  3. David Bardin says:

    And all i took was two sticks.

  4. David Bardin says:

    Next I want a hammock. Ill never come back inside.
    Ted I did some google searches and all I could find was the new stuff. I didn’t think it was very impressive. The old one is heavy and seems to be sturdy.
    Time changes a lot of things.
    Good to see ya. Did you bring your own sandwich. If not Marty still has a half.

  5. Ted says:

    Dave, you make too much shop improvements and the wife’s gonna raise the rent. Electric, running water… that stuffs for uptown socialites.

    Nice rescue on those old drills. I didn’t know Wen went back that far. Only tools I ever knew of was some really cheap tools they made the past 20 years.. and I mean stuff that makes Ryobi look like top of the line, in comparison. I guess they were a very different company back in the day.

  6. Boxcarmarty says:

    I only ate half of it Dave, I’m saving the rest for lunch tomorrow…..

  7. JL7 says:

    So we’ve got electricity, water and fire……..I’ll send the ice…………

    But I swear I heard Dave was making fire in the house the other day……something about cabbage….

  8. Boxcarmarty says:

    Dave, You need to fix the lock on the commode. I got locked in there…..

  9. Anonymous says:

    Nice.
    Power…water…gitting a bit upotty ya ask me

  10. David Bardin says:

    Tell him to come get it. It comes with a Sears and Robuck Catalog and a half bushel of dried corn cobs.

  11. JL7 says:

    Cool old drills Dave….that old Wen looks kind of radical, but not very practical. I didn’t actually realize that you had electricity in the shop! 🙂

  12. DIYaholic says:

    Does a galoot use a power drill??? Apparently so!!!

    It’s good to see an old workhorse (or two), brought out of retirement and put into service. I agree, that it is nice to have mutiples of tools at the ready!!!

  13. bagtown says:

    Nice solid drills Dave.

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