DRILLING ATTACHMENT. This is comparatively new, and has met with great favor. Can be used in connection with any brace or breast drill. Has an automatic feeding device, requiring no pressure by the operator. Any thickness of metal can be easily drilled. There are many times when the convenient and labor-saving qualities of this tool will pay its cost in almost no time.
No. 9, $225, with Brace Chuck suitable for holding any size square shank bits or drills.
No. 7, $1.50 (see cut), suitable for holding drills or bits with } in. round shank.but can be used for regular work in many cases. It is about the only tool that can be used in narrow spaces. As shown in cut, it consists of an angle steel bar, 22 in. long, to which are attached the handle and boring mechanism.
Fig. 3018 shows the tool in position for boring joists or studding, for placing wires or pipes parallel with the floors and walls. Two or more sets of holes can be bored, one above the other There is a long range for adjustment from the guide to the bit. Main handle can be adjusted, crank can be set to any desired sweep up to 14 in. This tool can be taken apart in a moment to put in tool box. The chuck is arranged to hold machine bits with i inch round shank.
Price, complete, as shown, $4.40.
NEW RATCHET BRACE.
This has just been brought out, and is a most excellent tool. The Ball Bearings in the Chuck enable one to obtain a stronger grip than can be obtained with any other Brace. The Jaws open parallel, or at a slight angle, are interlocking and grip firmly either round, tapering or square shanks the entire length of the jaw ; the head is also full ball bearing.
OTHER IRON PLANES.
Since the introduction of Bailey planes, there have been other styles of Iron Planes placed on the market, from time to time. Among the earlier ones were the Leonard-Bailey planes. They were considered pretty good tools. Then there were the Auburn Metallic Planes; these planes were quite well liked but never met with a very large sale.
The Rodier Plane was placed on the market twelve or fifteen years ago; this plane had a single iron or bit, with special adjustment, and the bottom of the plane was corrugated. We sold quite a large number of them, and some mechanics liked them. All of the above named, together with a score or more of others, have practically been out of the market for a good many years.
Iron still another type; these have corrugated bottoms, rubber handles, are handsome tools, and of excellent quality. Steer's Patent Plane is in a general way quite similar to some of the others mentioned. Originally the bottoms of these planes were inlaid with rosewood strips dove-tailed into the iron, but now they are made with all Iron bottoms as well. We might say a good deal more about other Iron Planes, but this is perhaps enough of what is ancient history. Many of our readers will remember some of the planes referred to, and we will take up the subject of
OTHER BAILEY PLANES.
By reason of the fact that the Stanley Rule & Level Co. were the owners of the original Bailey patents, and sole manufacturers of these planes for many years, they are the only concern that is really entitled to use the name Bailey. There are a number of manufacturers in the field with Planes more or less similar to the ones made by the Stanley Rule & Level Co. The above company have been engaged in the manufacture of these planes for upwards of twenty years. Practically all of the improvements (and there have been many) have been invented, designed and made by them. The quality of their production has been universally good. There are about four millions of their planes in use, and we believe that the planes made by this company, while costing but little more than others, are worth to the mechanic a great deal more than the slight difference in price.
In these planes are Combined all of the latest valuable improvements, including the lateral adjustment, which enables one to adjust the plane iron side-ways in order to set the cutting edge exactly square with the face of the plane, which is entirely independent of the forward and backward adjustment of the cutter.
Also the patent improved form of Plane Irons, which enables the irons to be handled to greater advantage, and used much closer than formerly.
sure that they are made by the Stanley Rule & Level Co.* Don't take anything that is called Just as good. (Read article Just As Good, see Index).
*We are not in the employ of the S. R. & L. Co., and this isn't a paid advertisement. When we find a line of Planes that is better than the above company make, we will certainly make
a change—only we don't expect to find them soon.
ANTHONY BORING TOOL
This tool is especially useful for boring between joists and in close corners, Sweep, 12 in.
The Bailey Patent Adjustable Plane was brought out about twenty-five years ago. For a number of years after their introduction the prices on these planes were so high ( nearly three times present prices) that the majority of mechanics couldn't afford to buy them —or at least —thought they couldn't, which amounts to the same thing. As the merits of the tool, however, became more apparent, the sales increased. Increased sales meant increased production, increased production meant better facilities, better facilities meant better goods and lower prices, and as a result, the Bailey Planes with all their advantages are sold to-day at very low prices.