Stanley 805 Drill Review By: I.Ball
Category: Old Drills
Tool Type: Hand Drill
Model No: 805
The Stanley hand drill 805 is a handy hand drill to have at hand (..ok that is enough hands)
The drill has a single pinion / single gear mechanism which is controlled by turning the winder arm.
The Stanley 805 drill is fitted with a wooden handle and a wooden winder knob. The handle and knob has been made from selected hardwoods and coated in an enamel finish.
The heavy duty chuck is equipped with a hardened steel three jaw grip. The chuck capacity is 0 - 1/4" (6mm).
The drill frame is made from an extremely tough malleable iron and
finished with a black finish.
The large gear plate is finished in a red finish on both sides.
All of the exposed steel parts were originally polished to give a bright finish.
The drill was presented in an orange Stanley cardboard box with a green label detailing the core drill information.
The Stanley 805 hand drill design changed slightly around 1982-1985 with the face plate having a thick polished steel rim on the front of the faceplate.
The Stanley 805 has a similar hand drill counterpart in the form of the Stanley 803 hand drill.
The Stanley 805 has a single gear mechanism whereas the Stanley 803
has a dual gear mechanism.
Most of the Stanley 805's have no additional side handle whereas the Stanley 803 has an optional side handle. The 805 drills in the 1950's Stanley tool catalogues show the tool with a side handle but do not describe the drill as having a detachable handle as the description on the 803 does.
<1956 - 1986>
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