Vintage Hammer Drill [Restoration]

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Vintage Hammer Drill [Restoration]

This tool restoration focused on the Rawlplug Mechanical Hammer. This tool is an early hand-cranked hammer drill from what I believe to be the 1950s based on components and design. The patent number on the body of the tool leads to this patent from 1932: restoration process was fairly straight forward, but the internals of the drill were peened together, forcing me to restore them all as one piece.I decide to not paint all over the aluminum casting so the polished aluminum could shine. I don't like painting high wear areas so I also did not re-paint the chest plate black. The paint on the handle seems important enough to the original look of the tool that I did repaint that part.I am still not 100% sure how someone could quickly change drill bits on this tool as they have a tapered end that gets hammered into a tapered spindle making it very hard to remove. I am sure there is a tool or trick to it, but I am not sure what that is yet!In the end, the tool did do the job it was designed for, faster than by hand, but slower than a power drill.I'd like to thank Evapo-Rust for sponsoring this video.

Posted by Restore It on Wednesday, November 14, 2018