Millers Falls No.12

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A superb quality tool that sets the standard for breast drills.

The No.12 is one of the best basic breast drills, its well designed and has top level build quality; using one is a pleasure. If your after a budget breast drill to get the job done they don’t get much better than this.

Millers Falls No.12

Millers Falls No.12


  • Weight: 2.62kg
  • Length: 460mm
  • Drive Wheel Diameter: 125mm
  • Chuck Type: 2-Jaw
  • Chuck Capacity: 12mm (accepts brace bits)
  • Chuck External Diameter: 38mm
  • Frame: Iron
  • Handle(s): Hardwood
  • Mechanism: 1-Pinion Equalised, Ball Thrust Bearing, 2 Gear change by re-locatable crank wheel
  • Special Features: Level, Extendable crank handle (for extra leverage).

Model Information

  • Dated: 1921 – 1957
  • Production Period: 1873 – 1957
  • Patent: Unknown
  • Made by: Millers Falls Co., Massachusetts, USA

Millers Falls No.12 (dismantled)

Notes: The teeth on the gears are huge, even for a breast drill!



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