Is this the type drill that I have always used and for some
unknown reason is called a "Yankee" drill.
I think they are called that because of "Yankee ingenuity" and
also that Maine type Yankee frugality. This drill requires less
physical energy to use.
I think that the original version was made by a company called
Yankee Toolworks or something along that line. They also made a
version that has screwdriver tips, and was reversable. There are two
types, one has a little slide switch on the haft, the other is
reversed by holding the shaft and twisting hard until it clicks, I
still have one of the screwdrivers, but it was made by Stanley.
Ron Charlotte -- Gainesville, FL
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