Reading about Millers Falls and
Goodell-Pratt Hand Drills
Some emails I received recently...
Thank you so much for your incredible work on my drill. I
received it last week, and have been admiring it ever since.
It is such a beautiful piece of craftsmanship that my wife
wants to display it! But it deserves the dignity of
accomplishing the work for which it was painstakingly
restored: drilling. So, I assure you that it will be
put to careful, but good use.
I have what I think is a 5 1/2 Goodell-Pratt hand drill.
I did some basic cleaning.
I bought it because it looked like a work of art.
Here is the reality:
The main wood handle is great but is stripped of its
threads. The 2 speed knob does not turn. The chuck springs are shot.
After seeing your work and especially the 5 1/2 you restored
I would like you to restore mine. Can you give me a
ball park price?
You responded to a thread I started on SMC a while back.
Since then I caught the bug and now have about 10 drills.
There is not many places around here to hunt for them so I
have been keeping an eye on eBay. I do use them on occasion
and find them, in some cases, better than grabbing a power
or battery operated drill.
Thanks, Michael Hinkel
Apache Junction, AZ