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Blog entry by Doug posted 02-17-2021 08:14 PM 523 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello everyone. Are you doing well? I decided to have some poetic fun with this post. Let me know what you think.


Have you ever been at a second hand store and found something you’ve been looking for at a truely awsome price?
This happened to me just the other day
in an ordinary and common way and what I found was really rather nice.

It was sitting there in a bin and when I saw it I had to grin because it sort of took me by surprise.
Is that price for real? Man, what a steal! I simply couldn’t believe my eyes.

Only six bucks? Man, am I in luck to have found such an awesome tool!
It’s not all there but I don’t care because using it will be really cool!

I showed the owner of the store, he said “tag says six but I’ll take four” and with that we made a deal.
So I paid the man four bucks cash and left the store in a dash happy with my legal steal.

Yes, I paid $4 for this Stanley 41Y push drill.

It only had one bit in the handle.

Anyone know where I can get some more?

I hope you liked the poem. Take care everyone.

-- Doug

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#1 posted 02-17-2021 08:23 PM

I have the same model. Luckily mine came with more bits. Very handy tool.

-- Rick M,

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#2 posted 02-17-2021 09:34 PM

The bits are harder to find than the drills.

That said, I have bought some on eBay in the past.

It was definitely more than $4 for a few bits, though. Can’t remember how much.


-- I intended to be a woodworker, but turned into a tool and lumber collector.

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#3 posted 02-18-2021 12:39 AM

so where does the battery go?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#4 posted 02-18-2021 04:56 AM

Bloody Yankee’s, they would make William Wordsworth cry!

-- Regards Rob

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#5 posted 02-18-2021 09:21 AM

Love them. Have a couple and may buy a third from a local shop.

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#6 posted 02-18-2021 03:20 PM

I discovered that Garrett Wade has drill pints for these but they are a bit pricey. Guess I’ll have to find what I can where I can. Thanks for all the input everybody.

-- Doug

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#7 posted 02-18-2021 03:43 PM

Lee Valley makes a hex adapter so you can use hex bits on it. Look up “Hex Adapter for Yankee Screwdrivers” on their website. Good luck! BTW its $9 US. I remember my father had one, and used it quite often as the screw driver….good memories.

-- Al,Midwest -To thine own self be true

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#8 posted 02-18-2021 07:42 PM

Thanks alot Al. I will certainly chech that out.

-- Doug

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#9 posted 02-18-2021 07:50 PM

I see that Lee Valley has an adapter for Yankee screw drivers but didn’t see one for Yankee push drills. Will one of the three sizes they offer fit my 41Y?

-- Doug

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