Millers Falls no 5 restoration questions

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Forum topic by simoncpj posted 02-11-2017 04:53 PM 707 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-11-2017 04:53 PM

Hi all, I am undertaking a restoration of a Millers Falls no 5 hand drill and was hoping for some advice in two areas.

First, the threaded handle cap is loose. There is a hairline crack that I intend to inject some CA glue into to repair that but don’t think it will fully snug up the handle as the treads have seen some good use. I was thinking of wetting the threaded area on both the handle and cap to try to swell the threaded area. Is that wise or is there a better way?

Next much more mundane question, anyone know the correct size of the screw that holds the crank onto the gear wheel?


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#1 posted 02-12-2017 01:56 AM

Is the crack in the cap? I would (with rubber gloves) work some epoxy in the crack then clamp while drying.

Not sure on the screw, 6-32 or 8-32? You could take it with you the the Hardware store to find one that fits.

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#2 posted 02-12-2017 04:27 AM

I suggest you check out, WK fine He’s got quite a section about restoring Miller Falls hand drills.

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