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    Posted 2 years ago

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    Picked this up at a local swap meet for $10. It is obviously a drill. Can anyone help me out as to the manufacturer, the approx age and it's primary use. Thanks in advance.

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    1. bobby725 bobby725, 2 years ago
      It says mystery solved but I don`t see an an answer. There are letters on the chuck end but I can`t make them out, possibly patent info?
    2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
      The chain tells me it is used where it could be lost. Maybe boring in ice. Yankees like to do that. LOL !
    3. Windwalker, 2 years ago
      I guessing the chain went around something and hooked on the otherside and as you tork it, would put downward presure on what ever the hell they were drilling out for them southern boys
    4. FUNNYHUMAN, 2 years ago
      I didn't notice the lettering on the Chuck. It says Grabler & Co. Cleveland .O. USA . PAT . FEBY . 18 . 1899
    5. afterthought, 2 years ago
      They are still in business google the name
    6. UncleRon UncleRon, 2 years ago
      Windwalker has it right. Usually used for pipe but other applications are possible.
    7. Motoolz, 1 year ago
      These are probably two separate tools, the ratcheting handle and the chain drill, which is used for overhead drilling with auto feeding so you don't have to use pressure

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