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millers falls 87 and 206 block planes

While I was out and about this morning I stopped at a garage sale that was not too far from our home and boy I am glad I did. I found two vintage Millers Falls block planes.

millers falls 87 and 206 block planes

Hoping to find more nice tools I dug around in a few boxes but didn’t find anything else I could use.

millers falls 87 and 206 block planes

Both of these are in excellent shape, the blades are the original are also in good shape. I figured at most I would need to clean these up a bit, true up the bottom and sharpen the blades.

millers falls 87 and 206 block planes

I asked for a price and he told me $5 each. I bought them both, today was another lucky day!When I got home I looked up the value of these Millers Falls planes and they are worth about between $25 and $35 each. The #87 plane was manufacturer from 1935 to 1971 and the #206 was manufactured from 1959 to 1971. If you are interest in learning more about the Millers Falls tools, check out the Old Tool Heaven. Check out my Miller Falls Hand Drills.

I can always use a couple more planes, tomorrow I plan to clean and tune these up. It was another lucky day for me and I am happy!

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millers falls and goodall pratt hand drills

Over the years I have picked up a few old and antique tools at garage sales. I really like hand drills made by Millers Falls and Goodall Pratt hand drills, these are the best hand drills ever made. I do have a few made by other manufacturers like Red Head, Craftsman, etc. but they are not the same quality. Goodall Pratt and Millers Falls hand drills are the best hand drill that were ever made and collectors love to find them, especially if they are in good shape.

antique goodall pratt hand drill

Goodall Pratt Hand Drill

All of the hand drills I have are all in working order and I occasionally use them on projects. Most of them have a little rust but like I said they all work fine so I have not bothered to remove the rust, it does add character. Many of the Millers Falls wooden handles have a hidden compartment for storing the drill bits in the handle.

millers falls 5A hand drill

Millers Falls 5A Hand Drill

The 5A was introduced in 1957.

millers falls No 85 hand drill

Millers Falls No 77A Hand Drill

The no 77A was introduced in 1948.

millers falls No 980 hand drill

Millers Falls No 980 Hand Drill

The No 980 is a two-speed hand drill that was introduced in 1913.

millers falls and goodall pratt hand drills

If you are interested in reading more about Millers Falls hand drills, here are a few resources.

http://oldtoolheaven.com/hand_drills/drill1.htm

http://www.georgesbasement.com/mfno2typestudy/mfno2types.html

http://www.georgesbasement.com/gearwprs/oldno104.htm

http://oldtoolheaven.com/related/goodell-pratt-hand-drills.htm

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