Introduction: How to Bring Old Hand Drill Back to Life
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Today I am going to show you how to bring, approximately 70 years old hand drill produced by "Venusberg", back to life, but first some info about it.
The "Venusberg" drill was produced after the second World War, its also called "breast drill" beacause you are applying force with your breasts while you drill. The drill has 2 speeds, lower and higher, you can switch them by press and hold the button on the next side of the turnig handel the pull the hadle to the right, repeat the process to switch back to the first speed (check the photo). The drill is very useful because it doesn't require any electrical power.
Ok, lets start !
But first you'll need 4 things:
1 - Anti-rust spray, I use W5 because its the cheapest one on the market in my country.
2 - Clippers, I'll be honest with you, I dind use them :D
3 - Screwdriver, the most helpful thing of all others
4 - Grease for the gears :)
Step 1: Anti-Rust
Take the Anti-rust spray and apply some on all mooving parts, and especially on the bolts. Wait 5 to 15 minutes and then unscrew the bolts with the screwdriver.
Step 2: What Lies Beneath
After you unscrew the bolts, remove the cover and take a look at the mechanism. In my case the side handle works as a brake and as handle (so I had to unscrew it). After that grab the "turning handle'' and turn it, if it works then go to Step 3, if not apply some anti-rust spray on the gears.
Step 3: Time to Get Dirty
Get some grease with the screwdriver and apply it on the gears. Not too much just enough. Then do the showed on the video below.
Step 4: Take Off the Chuck
Use the anti-rust spray under the chuck and wait 5 to 10 minutes and take it off. I suggest you to replace it with new one or you can fix it (next step)
Step 5: Restoring the Past
Use again anti-rust spray on the chuck, wait 5 to 30 minutes and open it like a jar. Then clean it and use some grease on the the jaws. Close it how it was and put it back on the drill.
Step 6: The End Is Near
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