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I remember getting a scrollsaw/coping saw in 1952 as a birthday gift. I was so excited that I started using it that same day, Just getting used to it. About a week later I made my first project with it and it turned out pretty good. I still have it today. Here are a couple of pictures. The saw is missing the spring that the blade attached to.
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For me it was a B & D 1/4" drill, it's long gone for me, so I don't have a picture of it.. I got it for Xmax, when I was 10 years old..that's a long time ago it was big all metal hvy.drill..I think it was used when I got it.

I think I found my drill LOL or it's brother..


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Dremel rotary tool. Still have it :-))
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Also a dremel rotary tool. The thing is over 20 years old and still works great.
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I'm thinking it was a B&D 3/8 vs reversible drill with removable cord. The body of the drill is orange. Still have it.. altho it needs a new chuck. first tool I bought after I got married in '79.


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Half a world away and my first power tool was also a Black & Decker corded drill. 2-speed with a 1/2in chuck. I thought it was the dogs doo-dahs (BTW, that means "great") - until I dropped it on its' T-handle and it broke. Took 8 weeks to get it repaired.

Oddly none of my early power tools survived. It was the second generation when I was buying industrial quality stuff, mainly German-made, too, which all seemed to go on for 20 or 30 years (Elu power planer still in working order after 31 years, Bosch SDS+ in regular use for 20+ years, several 25 to 30 year old Elu routers, erc)



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mine if i can remember right was a black & decker circular saw cut so many things with it i remember thinking who would ever need anything like a table saw ! boy was i sheltered lol
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Waaaaaaay back in the day, when I was just a widdle fella... I grabbed a hammer out of my grandfathers tool box and quickly began to pound a few nails into my grandmothers brand new linoleum floor..

needless to say, it was a good while before I was allowed to handle any kinda tool let alone power tools. She lived to be 86 and up until the end, she would get a great deal of pleasure retelling that story...

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Also a Black and Decker 3/8 corded drill. It's waaaay gone! Been through about four drill motors since that one.
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