Stanley 803 5/16th hand drill

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Stanley 803 5/16th hand drill

Postby RogerDucat » Mon Apr 13, 2015 10:58 am

Dear All
An 803 I inherited years ago and use frequently has a bent shaft, so the chuck wobbles. All replacements now available appear to be less robust, not having double pinions and all gears made of steel like the 803. Has anyone found a drill that is as robust as the 803, which seems to be regarded as an antique these days?
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Re: Stanley 803 5/16th hand drill

Postby katellwood » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:24 am

What about another 803

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/36124485 ... 108&ff19=0

appears reasonable to me

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Re: Stanley 803 5/16th hand drill

Postby RogerDucat » Mon Apr 13, 2015 11:58 am

Thanks for that. I'd thought about a second hand drill, and maybe it's worth the risk. Trouble is; isn't it just as likely to be knackered in the same way mine is, which means all the hassle of trying to get my money back. Maybe I'll try it if no new ones are identified.
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Re: Stanley 803 5/16th hand drill

Postby almorris » Tue Jul 07, 2015 1:19 pm

katellwood wrote:What about another 803

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/like/36124485 ... 108&ff19=0

appears reasonable to me


quite agree. So how it works now, Stanley?


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