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So I picked up an Acme Post drill. From what I can find is they were sold by Sears. It is in decent shape and has had some repairs done well. The only thing left to so is replace the ratchet arm and claw. Here are some pics of the overall drill and the attempt by previous owner to make a new ratchet arm and claw. Does anyone know where I can find one? I wish I had an old one for someone with blacksmith skills to cast a new one. Any and all help is appreciated in advance!!! Also any other good information anyone can give me about it would be great too. 



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Greetings Dan, 

       The Acme post drills are kinda neat . Are you aware that they are 2 speed. The lever and hub is movable to the smaller gear for slower operation.. The advance lever is not hard to make if you have blacksmith skills . I have seen a few parts listed on EB on occasion. I have two but don’t have a picture that would do you any good available at this time. Well worth restoration you  never know who might have the part you need.  Good luck.

Forge on and make beautiful things 



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