Back in 1946, my dad decided to build a third bedroom on our house, and
set about doing it himself. One of the tools he bought was a big, and I
do mean big half-inch drill. After the bedroom was completed, the drill
was used off and on for different projects. Now, 60 years later, it has
given out, and and given up the ghost! I have taken it to a couple of
tool repair shops, but they just shake their heads and have no idea how
to take it apart and repair it.
Does anyone have any suggestions? It is a half-inch drill made by the
Thor Industrial Pneumatic Tool Co. of Aurora Ilinois, and was their
Model 6579. The company, it seems, must have passed into history as
Americans wanted cheaper tools.