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Have you ever heard a spade bit being called a wing bit? Google images shows everything but.
Was it ever widespread? When did it change?
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>>1593270
Never heard that term before.

That "Hole saw" looks exciting, too.
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>>1593270
>Have you ever heard a spade bit being called a wing bit?
Yes, but way back. I bet it called that still in the 90s a bit, probably Home Improvement calls it that at one point. Weird how language changes.
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>>1593270
Lubricant for steel on steel drilling:
First choice: turpentine
Alternate: kerosene

I can just imagine some Don Draper weekend warrior of that era immolating himself. How the Boomers survived, I'll never know.
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I'll post the rest of the article.
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>>1593451
I don't think boomers would've been the main market for that article, Anon.
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>>1593609
Yeah, this is for the greatest generation. Look how you have to advertise to them, everyone had to be in total awe at every little thing they were doing, even the pet dog >>1593270
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>>1593270
The old man is going to punch through that wood and send that spade bit right into kiddos arm.
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>>1593624
Also reminder Google has all the backlog on tap:
https://books.google.com/books?id=vtsDAAAAMBAJ&cad=1&atm_aiy=1950#all_issues_anchor
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>>1593451
Them Pall Malls so smooth.
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>>1593595
Great pics.

My dad bought in early 1970's a Skil variable speed one and a lot of accessories. I was fascinated with them, especially when he was using some new tool to repair/polish something at home.
Never allowed me to use them.
Then, sometime after 30, I started buying my own tools.
>His face when I played with my brand new Dremel
>His face when we had a tour of a large LeroyMerlin store (a HomeDepot-like thing, first of its class in our area)

He's now 80. He says people living in 1960-1970's were able repair more things than us today. He wasn't talking about electronic stuff.
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>>1593661
>Never allowed me to use them.
Well that sucks.
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I love how he's gathered his entire family, including the dog, to crowd as close as possible while he uses power tools in dress shows.
Not to mention the child on the business end of the drill while loosely restraining said dog.



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