Garrett Wade Yankee Push Drill

Bestseller Garrett Wade Yankee Push Drill
A superb shop & on-site installation tool
Uses the original double fluted bit design
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69P01.01 Garrett Wade Push Drill

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Regular Price: $69.50

Special Price $49.50

69P01.02 Spare Set Of 8 Bits

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Regular Price: $24.95

Special Price $19.95

69P01.06 Pack of 3 Repl. Bits (1/16")

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Regular Price: $12.50

Special Price $9.95

69P01.07 Pack of 3 Repl. Bits (3/32")

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Regular Price: $12.50

Special Price $9.95

69P01.08 Pack of 3 Repl. Bits (5/64")

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Regular Price: $12.50

Special Price $9.95

69P01.09 Pack of 3 Repl. Bits (7/64")

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Regular Price: $12.50

Special Price $9.95

Remember the classic Yankee Push Drill that was once found in every shop and every jobsite tool bag? Made by Stanley for decades until they dropped it about 15 years ago, it was made of chrome-plated solid brass, and beautifully finished. Now we have had it custom-made for Garrett Wade.

This is a beautiful, fast-working, and very special tool, made of the same materials and furnished with original double fluted bits. Every woodworker should have one of these in his or her "quiver" because it is so useful. As you push down, the bit rotates clockwise, cutting the hole, When you stop pushing, the handle springs up and the bit rotates in the other direction - essentially self-clearing.

The bits are stored in the top of the handle and are easy to access. Just slip the size you want (any one of eight - 1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, 11/64") into the collet chuck, put the drill tip on the surface and push. Makes a hole up to 1-1/2" deep. The entire mechanism is protected inside the steel cover. Incidentally, if you have an old Stanley Push Drill, our Spare Set of 8 Bits should fit it.

We also now stock replacement bits (3 each pack) of the four most popular (and fragile) of the smaller bits. (Note: These are more expensive to make than the larger bits.)

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  • Indeed a Worthy Tool

    XSRocks, 10/20/2015 In the '70s AT&T field installers had these in their tool pouch and could fill a 4 x 8 sheet of plywood with 66 block brackets in almost no time. Truly a handy tool to have.
  • 2 Sizes of Bits

    Lewis Ingram, 10/10/2015 The new Yankee drill is useful for pilot holes when fitting hardware. The bits are smaller than some earlier Yankees (I have one of each) and a countersink would be useful though I have one of the older larger ones that needs sharpening.
  • So Handy

    F. Manning, 10/4/2015 Every home should have one of these - I have an old Stanley model, and have taken good care of it, but did not realize how worn down my bits were. Every woman should have one of these as well - not much effort needed to hang things, indoors as well as outdoors. Don't know what I'd do without one, so I ordered 2 more plus replacement bits. I'm so happy to have found this again. It works perfectly - so easy to drill a hole of any size with only one hand and minimum effort.
  • Yankee Push Drill Bits

    Mark, 9/6/2015 The bits perfectly fit my decades old Yankee push drill. I use the drill whenever I want to quickly drill a hole and when power tools are inconvenient or not available. The bits include the small bits, that I broke years ago. I am thrilled that these bits are still available.
  • Out Of 5/64 Bits

    Charles Chicoine, 8/28/2015 Its nice to be able to have a company where a person can get replacement parts for tools like my Yankee #41 push drill. I have been without a 5/64 for sometime , glad to find out about Garrett Wade. I have ordered the 3 pack as they are a thin bit, every one should have a push have a push drill doing fine woodwork.
  • Compatible Bit Set For Yankee Driver #41

    E.Younken, 8/10/2015 Bits work very well with my step father's old Yankee driver #41. I don't know what became of the original bits, but it doesn't matter as these work very well.
  • Mr

    Duane Luptak, 7/5/2015 I ordered the 8 piece replacement drill bits for the yankee push drill. I was lead to believe that the bits would fit the older model stanley yankee push drills. I was very disappointed to find out that these bits do not fit the older drills and feel that I should not have to pay the $10 return shipping fee.
  • Thanks

    Dick, 6/26/2015 I was raised by my grandfather who was a cabinet maker. Many of my happiest memories were sitting in his shop watching him persuade long pieces of stiff straight grained lumber into smooth curved works of art. At his side were several Yankee push drills from 12 to 36". I use this push drill every chance I get it connects me to the material and the project, it's what "hand-made" is all about."
  • Useful Tool

    Jim Gould, 6/25/2015 I purchased this tool to replace the ancient one that I can no longer find bits for. I use this to drill pilot holes in aluminum and find that this is capable of easily going through 1/8 aluminum sheets. I also like the fact that the bits have a socketed base that keeps them from turning in the chuck."
  • Best Drill For Installing Screws

    Don Denison, 6/16/2015 I have used the Stanley Push Drill most of my life for drilling pilot holes for wood screws, and an occasional clearance hole. That drill with it's stored bits, and a medium sized Yankee 130 screwdriver (once you learn how not to gouge your fingers) make it foolish to carry a portable drill, bits etc. This is a great tool like so many that Stanley has dropped because stupid people don't know how to use them. It is a shame that the old Stanley tools are not in production any more, I probably have a list of 50-60 that cannot be replaced by any thing on the market. If you don't have a push drill, get on you will love it. By the way, that gentleman demonstrating the tool in the video either came close or actually did drill through the workpiece into the bench, shame on him!
  • Your Grandfather's Drill

    Christian, 6/12/2015 This drill is amazing -- exactly like my father's, but higher quality materials and absolutely smooth operation. Garrett Wade also supplies replacement bits, which I've found to be high quality and very durable (even the smallest, most fragile bits). This is an heirloom tool -- but remember that even the most durable bits can break in normal operation. I recommend ordering replacements right off the bat for the smallest bits (which are conveniently packaged), and get to work on your small and detailed projects right away!
  • Push-Drill Bits

    Ray Anderson, 5/26/2015 Excellent quality bit set. Probably better than the originals from Stanley. This is the first time in 30 years I have been able to have a full set of bits in my trusty old push-drill, which is still in use after forty years. Thanks Garrett Wade for responding to the needs of tradesmen.
  • Push-Drill

    Ray Anderson, 5/26/2015 I have had a Stanley push-drill for 40 years - since I was an apprentice electrician. It still works fine and is in regular use. This one is for my daughter, who is half way thru her apprenticeship as an electrician. She has often used mine and wanted her own. Thanks to Garrett Wade, these are now again available and the quality looks even better than the original. This is a really handy tool, despite the abundance of the modern battery drill. The push-drill is great for marking out drilling templates, for starting cuts in dry wall cladding to install switch boxes, for locating the studs in a wall and of course, drilling holes for screws. Excellent tool for the tradesman and home handyman.
  • Just Like The Original

    Don Brooks, 2/25/2015 Almost just like the original I have in the hobby chest in the basement. This one is now in the household chores tool chest in the garage. Perfect for hanging blinds etc. without dragging and extension cord set.
  • Incredibly Handy Tool

    Doug Cremer, 2/25/2015 This is one of this incredibly handy tools to always have on your field toolbox. For all this times where you need a quick few holes in wood or wallboard - with no need to pull out the power drill or screwdriver and chuck up a bit. Very handy, and this version is very, very well made.
  • Just Like My Grandfather's

    Kenneth Krigelman, 1/28/2015 The Yankee Push Drill makes my work better because it places the pilot hole exactly where I want it, and makes driving the screw so much more precise. The drill is exceptionally well-made and feels perfect in my hands. And I remember by grandfather and his workshop every time I pick it up.
  • So Convenient And Easy To Use

    fortunaj5q, 1/28/2015 I'm sure that many of us have portal battery powered tools, but for a quick easy job, this is the tool to have. Well made, easy to use, and works every time never runs out of power.
  • Elegantly Made

    John Connor, 1/24/2015 Very nice tool, well made, sturdy and useful. Smaller than I expected.
  • Drill Bits

    Gwen, 1/23/2015 I'm thrilled to find a good source for these bits. They came in a timely manner.
  • The Bits Really Fit!

    Liz V., 1/21/2015 I bought a Stanley Yankee drill in an old hardware store. The drill looked like it had been in the store for many years (wonderful old store, but it was not doing well, business-wise). Anyway, I wanted extra drill-bits for this drill and Stanley wasn't making them anymore. I ordered them from Garrett Wade hoping that they would fit. I ordered the 8 bit set. THEY FIT! Hooray! I am one happy camper. I love my Yankee drill. It's all I need to start pilot holes. I'm going to try out the larger bits, but it's so nice to have a handy little tool like this when you don't want to drag out the electric drill. Thanks, Garrett Wade! To summarize: if you are wondering if these bits will fit your old Stanley Yankee drill...they do!
  • Right to the Point

    Vince Waln, 1/19/2015 So easy to get 'right to the point' when needing to drill that pilot hole... Easy to guide right where you want to drill... No electric needed...
  • Replica of Stanley

    Tom, 1/15/2015 Just like the Stanley I had years ago. In this day of battery powered everything, it is pleasing to have a manual, battery-less tool of such quality.
  • Push Drill Bits

    Eric W, 1/14/2015 I have a non-Stanley push drill I have used for years, and have searched for replacement bits. Not only do these fit my old drill, they are higher quality than the originals. Thank you for helping to preserve our craftsman heritage!
  • Yankee Drill Bits

    Charles Philipsen, 1/10/2015 I have been looking for some time for a replacement set of bits for an old Yankee push drill. After talking with a fellow woodworker, he suggested that I look under the Garrett Wade website. I found the extra set advertised. The bits arrived about five (5) days after I ordered them. They were a perfect fit.
  • All American Tool

    Jack Donaldson, 12/23/2014 A classic American Tool that frees you from power cords & batteries when needing to drill the occasional hole. No man should be without it. I give it as a new house" warming gift. Everyone loves it. "
  • One Of My Go-To Tools

    Dave M., 12/21/2014 This is one of the tools I always keep handy. For any kind of quick, light duty hole that I need I use this rather than my cordless drill. It fits in my my back pocket and can pop a pilot hole in any kind of wood in a couple of strokes. This tool is solidly built as well. All steel, no plastic and feels good in your hand.
  • Appears To Be A Quality Tool

    M. Larkin, 12/19/2014 While I have not yet used the drill, it appears to be a quality tool. I look forward to the first project so I can find out.
  • Appear To Be Good Bits

    M. Larkin, 12/19/2014 Have not yet used the drill and hope not to have to get into the spare bits for some time. They are quite sharp and should work well.
  • Good Emergency Option

    Paul Vaccaro, 12/17/2014 This is a good option if you find yourself having to work without power. Cordless drills are all well and good, but they need to be charged very often. These hand drills are good for light duty jobs without power and also they pack well in your normal tool bag so you won't have to carry another case.
  • Defective Handle Lock

    Ferris, 10/25/2014 The quality of this push drill is very poor. I encountered the same problem with the locking handle popping open. When I received the unit, there were pliers teeth marks on the knurled metal ring between the shaft and the handle. This must have been a prior customer return item shipped to me as new. With the amount of stuff I had ordered from Garrett Wade in the past, I do expect to receive BRAND NEW / WORKING tools. This is bad business practice, bad publicity and lost business.
  • My Push Drill

    Don Gruszka, 10/4/2014 I'm a fix-it type older man who has about every tool a fellow can have. Often times I needed a drill to make a simple hole without lugging out my cordless units which usually needed charging. This Garrett Wade push drill is (for me) a real time saver and it does a great job. I'm very happy with this purchase.
  • Disappointed

    Jeffrey McClain, 9/28/2014 Don't be fooled. This is nothing like the original. Don't waste your time and money. The first drill shipped had a defective lock on the storage handle for the bits. It arrived open in the box with the bits spilled in the box. Every time I tried to use the drill the storage compartment popped opened and spilled the bits. I return the product for an exchange. The replacement had a lock so tight on the storage compartment, that I could not access the bits! Again, don't waste your time and money on this drill.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for your review on the Garrett Wade Push Drill. We are sorry you had this problem. Our technician will contact you shortly. This problem is very rare, and he will be able to resolve this issue with you.
  • Handy Man

    Bob, 8/2/2014 I located my fathers Yankee Handyman #1633H b/4 purch. a new push-drill for bldg. a model sailing ship. Only need new bits. Works stiff but with care & proper cleaning it should work with ease sometime soon.
  • Best Tool Ever

    Craig Tavis, 6/29/2014 No HOUSE/TOOL SHOP SHOULD BE WITHOUT ONE! If you want to drill a small hole - use the Yankee Push Drill. NO pulling out the electric or battery operated drill motor, and NO looking for the right drill bit. This Tool is light weight and can't do without" Handy. I have my Grandfathers (which is worn out after more than 100 years) and my Fathers newer version from the 1950's. I just ordered two new ones which are well worth the expense and convenience."
  • A Great Yankee Push Drill

    William Graff, 6/21/2014 I owned 2 push drills I inherited from my father. One was a brass beauty about the size of this one. The other was a much larger Yankee. Both had overstayed their time on earth due to the dearth of replacement bits. The GW push drill is well made and works like a charm. A little hard to compare tools over 60 years old, but at least equal to. Excellent quality and great feel. I am so happy to find this tool! I am going to send one to my brother as a memorial to our Dad, who loved great tools.
  • An Old Friend

    MK McManus, 6/19/2014 Hard to find; used my grandfather's when I was a kid. Very nostalgic and useful! Need another set of bits! Thanks
  • Push Drill Bits

    David, 6/8/2014
  • Love It!

    Kirsten, 5/27/2014 I have been looking for a Yankee drill for years...happily I found it at Garret Wade. I use it all the time for small jobs where I don't wanna break out a power drill. Great quality...reasonable price...very happy overall!
  • Lost Tool Finally Replaced

    Darrell Basore, 5/17/2014 Finally, an old friend returned to my tool box. The new" Yankee Drill is exactly like my old "lost" Stanley drill, something I thought I would never ever see again. The quality and performance of the product is excellent, just like my old drill. I look forward to future offerings of new "old tools" from you."
  • Great Tool

    Harry, 5/2/2014 This is the most useful tool I've owned - received it as a gift 46 years ago and it's still going strong. I use it only on wall board and wood.
  • Push Drill Set

    Carlos Cabrera, 4/21/2014 This is an awesome tool, just like many Stanley tools. Again the tool is awesome !!!
  • The Best For What It Does: Manage Your Expectations

    HandyGuyChris, 3/19/2014 I've had the old Craftsman version for years now, just bought the GW version last month and haven't test-driven the new one yet. Here's what I know from past experience:
    The manufacturer's directions tell you most of what you need to know, but a couple points bear stressing.
    - The bits are not intended to cut anything other than wood or plastic. they lose their cutting edge quickly when they hit metal or masonry. 'masonry' includes plaster and drywall, which appear soft and crumbly but in fact are a matrix of microscopic, very hard particles which do a number on any drill bit not designed for hard stuff. masonry bits are the answer to plaster wall-drilling.
    - It's important to maintain a straight-in push when drilling. any lateral wobbling, especially when the hole has developed any appreciable depth, will stress the bit and tend to snap it off. the smaller the bit, the easier it is to break.
    - Use a good-quality machine oil for lubricating this thing. not much, just a drop, the mfr says once every 6 months. a tiny smear in behind the bit-release collar and on the thread of the handle retainer ring won't hurt either.
    It's the *original* cordless drill!
  • Yankee Push Drill

    Ronnie, 3/10/2014 No house should be without one.
  • R.H.J.

    Russell Jella, 3/7/2014 I love my Yankee Push Drill. I've looked for one for a long time and am glad to finally find one. This is one of the handiest tools I've had. Thanks for bringing it back, and for the fast service. Keep putting out the best tools.
  • Every Shop Needs One

    Jerry K, 3/3/2014 I lost my Yankee Drill some time ago, and was happy to find one again. I don't know how anyone can work without this invaluable tool.
  • Push Drill

    Rod Lezette, 2/22/2014 I've had my Yankee Push drill for probably 40+ years. Thru the years, the bits have gotten dull & broke a couple. Hadn't been able to find new bits, until I went to Google and Garrett Wade showed up as probably my only hope. Although the 8 piece bit set was rather pricy, I ordered them anyway. Happy to say they fit the push drill perfectly and work great.
  • The Old is New

    Mark Avery, 2/10/2014 I have found this tool to be well made and a pleasure to use. It is the go to tool that I use for everyday projects around the house and garage. It sure beats lugging even a battery operated drill around the house. This is the drill that has a place in my everyday chore bag. It is very much like the old Stanley that I used to own. I say used to because I lent that tool out over 20 years ago and it has never made its way back to me. I guess the borrower found it as useful as I did. To be sure, I won't make that mistake again with this drill.
  • Great Tool

    Rick Glackin, 1/5/2014 I paid $18 for the two I have...that was almost 40 years ago. :-) That goes to show you just how good this tool really is. They are still in excellent shape, no rust, best push drill I ever owned. I go over them with an oil rag about every 10 or 15 years just to keep them operating smoothly. I've given these to several friends who are tool fanatics, like me, they love 'em.
  • Simple and Functional

    Rob, 1/3/2014 A durable and uncomplicated tool for a frequent need: Drill a hole. Your power drill does tons more, but this tool is completely self contained and indestructible and small/thin enough to go with you everywhere, and it never needs charging.
  • Perfect Replacement

    David Dennis, 1/2/2014 I have several Craftsman push drills; however, the bits were really dull. Since I use these handy drills all the time, I have been trying to find a way to sharpen or replace the bits. During an internet search, I found the Garrett Wade replacement bits. I ordered two sets and was very happy when they arrived and I found they fit the Craftsman drill perfectly. I have used the drills several times since the new bits arrived and am very happy that someone still produces bits for my trusty push drills.
  • More Pushdrill & more

    Ken Kennedy, 11/12/2013 See Previous review DTD 12/28/12---bought a set of replacement drill bits so I have an 11/64 bit to complete the set after using the original as the shank for my 3/8 Jacobs chuck conversion. Kept waiting for a good deal and took the recent 10% off (made up for the excessive S&H charge).
  • The Best Tool In My Toolbox

    Tommy, 11/10/2013 Great quality and feels well balanced. The bits also fit in my father's old Yankee. Looks like I need to place another order for bits.
  • 1/16 bits

    John, 11/5/2013 Need 1/16 bit Reviewed By: Jim (Charlottesville, Virginia) NEED 1/16 bits but not listed. Do I have to buy the 8 bit set and get bits that I do not want. Would buy the four small sets if had 1/16. " ditto on Jim's review. Also would be nice to find a "walk-in" supplier store near Denver, CO. Have an old Stanley Original w/an unscrew Cap AND a newer Stanley {looks like a Garrett but labeled as a Stanley}. "
  • Need 1/16 bit

    Jim, 11/1/2013 NEED 1/16 bits but not listed. Do I have to buy the 8 bit set and get bits that I do not want. Would buy the four small sets if had 1/16.
  • Very Handy

    Elizabeth Brousseau, 10/23/2013 So glad I found these bits. Have looked everywhere. Received very promptly and in excellent condition. Used immediately to make a hole for hanging a light picture - works great and saved me from getting out my drill.
  • Good product but...

    Ed, 10/1/2013 The items ordered came right away and was very well over-packaged. The item was 1/2 X 1/2" 1.5" and weighed about 4 oz. I was charged close to $10.00 to ship it. I would have purchased the item some time ago were it not for you shipping pricing practice. Perhaps you could change your system to charge based on actual costs for realistic packaging. If the push drill wasn't so handy, I would have tossed it away out of sheer frustration. But, thanks for having them available. Ed"
  • High quality ease of use

    Richard, 9/18/2013
  • Necessary complement to push drill

    Richard, 9/18/2013 Great to have when you will invariably break a drill bit.
  • Yankee Push Drill

    Rich, 9/9/2013 Should have gotten one of these sooner. High quality and easy to use and control, the Yankee push drill works very well on my complex framing projects.
  • Extra Bits

    Rich, 9/9/2013 I ordered the extra bits just in case, but they are so well made that I haven't had occasion to use them yet because the originals have held up quite well.
  • Bits Fit Stanley Push Drill

    Brad, 8/18/2013 I have an two old Stanley Yankee push drills (41 and 46). Unfortunately the smaller bits tend to break and replacements are becoming harder to find w/ extremely inflated prices on Ebay. Be advised that the Garrett Wade drill bits work perfectly and appear high quality. Problem solved.
  • Perfect Replacement Set

    Kent Hansen, 8/11/2013 I purchased this set to replace the originals found in a used drill I bought on-line. I admit I was concerned about whether or not these would fit. My worries were TOTALLY unfounded! This is an excellent set...perfect fit...perfectly sized...and quick processing and shipping service made the whole experience wonderful. THANKS GARRET WADE're the best!
  • Perfect Fit

    Mike, 8/8/2013 The bits fit perfectly into my 70+ year old North Bros Yankee 41 and are of excellent quality. It's nice to have a set of bits for my drill again.
  • Yankee Push Drill

    Capt Jack, 7/21/2013 No home can be without a Yankee Push Drill. No batteries, no recharge time, no extension cords just quick work of a short job!
  • Why the change?

    Jeff Webb, 7/17/2013 This description used to read, Made in Germany". Why the change? I notice more negative reviews since the change. Is there a correlation?"
  • Cordless Made Easy

    Joseph, 7/13/2013 I find this Yankee push drill a great alternative to use instead of getting out my 3/8ths drill, no cords to plug in or getting a extension cord to find. I've had this tool in my tool bag for 10 years.
  • Yankee Drill Bit Set

    Glen Harris, 7/5/2013 The new drill bit set worked perfect in my 50 year old Yankee Push Drill.
  • Will old Yankee Drill bits fit new drill?

    Stephanie Shank, 5/29/2013 I have a set of drill bits from an old Yankee Drill and am wondering if the old bits will fit this new drill?
  • Batteries not included

    Frank, 5/15/2013 I was doing some pierce work on the scroll saw and mentioned how useful a Yankee drill is to make starter holes for coping and scroll saws. This was something that I used decades ago with a coping saw. So, one day in a bit of nostalgia, I reflected on the merits of using a Yankee drill compared to modern tools. I then showed her the late ‘60s model Stanley Handyman–less the drill bits. Surprise! She bought this rare beauty. The drill performs wonderfully and will see lots of use. ----------------- How better to say I love you than a new/old tool.
  • Stripped Handle

    Roger Wallin, 5/1/2013 Very disappointed to discover that the drill compartment in the handle could not be closed after having been opened. Stripped threads made it impossible to turn the ferrule far enough to close the drill compartment. Had hoped that German manufacture would be better.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    Thank you for posting the review on the Yankee Push Drill. It's possible that the one you received was defective. Please send it back to us using our return label and we will have a technician examine the replacement before sending it to you. We apologize for the inconvenience.
  • A Real Tool Treasure

    Ronnie, 4/14/2013 I have had my Yankee drill for over 45 years. I had been looking to replace my bits that I had come to break over the years. I was happy to find Garret Wade, where I could get the bits. I highly recommend this Push Drill. Handy and durable. Enjoy!
  • Best Tool

    Nancy L. Hurley, 4/9/2013 I wanted this tool for years before you even invented it. I had one of the old Stanley models and the drill bits were either broken or dull. I am very happy that you reinvented it. I love it because it is compact and works in small places. Thank you.
  • Looked and Looked

    Sydney Pringle, 4/3/2013 I inherited my father's Stanley Yankee Push Drill...............30 years ago. At that time 3 of the drills were missing and the remaining 5 were pretty dull and all but useless. I put it away and didn't give it much thought until I retired 2 years ago and started doing a little woodworking. Naturally I needed the drill but without sharp drill bits it was pretty much worthless. I looked and looked for a replacement; on line, at auctions, and at antique shows. Nothing. And then I saw your ad in a woodworking magazine. I ordered the drill bits. They fit perfectly and couldn't be happier. Keep up the good work!
  • Yankee Drill

    Harold Kawasaki, 3/20/2013 I have not received my tool yet. No comment about the tool, however, am disappointed with the delivery system.
  • Resurrection

    Chuck Alverson, 3/16/2013 I have 2 older Yankee drills, a Craftsman and a Stanley and as usual broke the smaller bits. I did an internet search for what I hoped would be a used drill with bits, and lo!, this popped up. I immediately ordered one and was delighted and also amazed to find extra bits available. This is a finely made tool, works well and hope to have many years of service, and the bits interchange with the other 2 brands. Great Job!!! I also like the spring loaded twist lock bit storage, much better than the original.
  • Not available for years

    Chuck Alverson, 3/16/2013 I found the drill and was amazed to find replacement bits, full set and smallest easiest to break in 3's and they interchange with Stanley and Craftsman Yankee drills. GRRRREAT!
  • My Push Drill

    Bill Pearsey, 3/10/2013 Am enjoying the push drill very much! Haven't had one for many years, and can once again reach tight places to drill with ease. The drill is a quality toll and works fine.
  • Great set of Replacement Bits

    Sam Cook, 3/7/2013 These are a great set of replacement bits for my push hand drill. They fit perfectly and I used them as soon as I received my order. I would recommend them to anyone that has this type of drill.
  • The Best

    Ben, 2/14/2013 Every man in my family has owned one of these and now so do I. Have used these for years (had to borrow), but finally have my own. I think my son will get one for Christmas next year.
  • Great Tool

    Phil, 2/14/2013 Get one, you won't regret it. No batteries necessary. Always ready to use.
  • I Have The Power

    Davis, 2/14/2013 No batteries or wall socket needed. Everyone should own one of these.
  • Love It

    Ricky, 2/14/2013 Received this item for Christmas and was immediately taken back to a younger day. Don't know why I haven't looked for this before. Now I will be searching for replacements for other nostalgic tools.
  • Simply The Best

    John, 2/14/2013 This item is hands down the best tool I own. Bravo for putting out such a high quality tool.
  • Pushdrill and More

    Ken Kennedy, 12/27/2012 While the push drill is a great addition to my cordless tool array, I kicked it up a notch by adding a 3/8 jacobs chuck option. I did this by drilling a 3/8-24 cap screw thru 5/64ths Dia and JD welding the 5/64ths bit supplied so the protruding shank engages the push drill chuck (i cut off the excess cutting end) The 3/8-24 screw is threaded into a 3/8ths jacobs chuck and will accept standard drill bits up to 10mm. Pix provided on request.
    Oops - I meant the 11/64ths drill bit
  • Disappointing

    Milt Johnson, 9/15/2012 The quality of this tool is disappointing. The cylindrical bit holder is thin and the retaining collar screws on very poorly. I wish I still had my old Stanley. The poor machining of the threads and the cheaper metal are just not acceptable.
  • Freight price is to high

    Jim Hundstad, 6/25/2012 The item I purchased and am enjoying is shown below: 69P01.02 Spare Set Of 8 Bits $24.95 The tiny drill bits (8) could have been sent in a regular letter envelope yet it was just under $10.00 freight
  • Yankee Push Drill Bits

    Judy Crandall, 5/8/2012 I have an old old Yankee Push Drill & broke the last bit. I looked all over for replacement bits & found this site. I ordered the 8pc set & they fit just fine. I LOVE this tool & use it for multiple things. I even used the broken bit to start a hole. This tool is so useful & easy to use, it can be used everywhere, I didn't want to get rid of it cause I couldn't find the bits. Now I'm happy again cause I can use it. I have a cordless drill, but I go to this one the most because of the ease of use.
  • No battery needed

    Charles, 4/22/2012 This is an excellent tool. I use it in place of my battery powered drill gun. I've drilled in red oak, cypress, cedar, poplar, mahogany, maple, several tropical species and had no trouble. Very useful, holds up and enjoyable to use. I was surprised at how fast you can drill holds using it.
  • Top Quality Tool!

    James Catino, 2/29/2012 A true craftsman appreciates fine quality tools and this one makes the grade! This tool will have a place of honor with my collection of fine woodworking tools. The drill bits are the highest quality I have ever found for this type of drill (I own an original Stanley).
  • Excellent tool

    James, 2/28/2012 This is now one of the most used tools in the box! It is very well made and worth every penny. This will last a lifetime (or three)!
  • Why didn't I buy one sooner?

    Tom, 2/28/2012 I find that I reach for this more often than I ever imagined because it's so much easier to manage in tight spaces. Recently I was replacing some under the cabinet lighting in the kitchen with new LED lights. In the past, the electric drill made this job one that would usually lead to more than a few curses because it was impossible to see what you're doing and hold the heavy electric drill straight so as to not break the drill bit and to control it so I didn't come up through the cabinet. With the Yankee Push Drill you have so much more control and room to work. In addition, the drilling power of these bits is quite impressive. Works beautifully every time and it has such a nice weighty feel in your hand. My only regret is that I didn't buy one sooner!
    Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner February 2012 Rate & Review Honorable Mention $50 Winner. Congratulations, Tom!!
  • Awesome!

    Stacey, 1/30/2012 This is a wonderful tool - heavy-duty and solid. You know it's going to last forever. It even sounds heavy-duty! I was excited to see this Yankee Push Drill in the Garrett Wade catalog. As a first-time customer, I am very satisfied and pleased with the service I was provided. I will certainly be returning to browse the GW catalog. Thank you very much!
  • handy

    jules, 1/20/2012 I got one for everyone in the family. The kids will get them for graduation presents. We have used them for several repairs and love the ease of use,
  • Well made

    Debbie, 12/31/2011 This is a great tool! Very well made, easy to use and looks and acts like it's going to be around for a long time. Well worth the purchase!
  • Machinist

    Frank Pelzl, 12/15/2011 After fighting with a battery powered drill to get in a tight corner to hang window blinds I thank my Dad for having this “GOOD OLD” Garret Wade Yankee Push Drill. The WORK with the battery powered turned into a simple task with the push drill.
  • Oldie But Goody

    Bob Hall, 11/28/2011 I have had my Yankee for 50 years and it is in perfect shape. I have been looking for extra bits for 5 years. Thank you for bringing it back to life.

    KEVIN OSHELL, 11/18/2011 This is one of the best tools I've ever purchased. It's surprising how much I use it. I keep it in the house eliminating trips to the garage all the time. It's well made,compact and you con get extra bits if needed. A tool every homeowner should have and will last a lifetime!
  • Not your Grandad's Tool?

    Rick Glackin, 10/13/2011 I noted that one reviewer said this is not your granddad's tool. Guess again young one. I purchased my first of these 40 yrs ago for $17.99. The tool they are now selling is identical to that one. The original was made by Stanley Tool. I've used these for years and years, they just never seem to wear out. Also, over the years I've purchased at least a half dozen of these. A couple for myself for different locations and others for gifts. It is indeed one of the handiest tools around. And, I find the old Yankee push drills" very awkward to use. This one is great."
  • Great tool!

    Ken, 9/13/2011 One of the handiest tools I have in my tool box, light weight easy to use when you have a couple of holes to drill and don't want to get out the power stuff.
  • Fits Klein No. 64002 push drill!

    Jasper, 7/23/2011 The push drill bits fit my M. Klein No. 64002 tool collet perfectly.
  • Not your granddad's push drill

    GDS, 7/7/2011 Two in a row fell apart on me. The first arrived in two pieces. Took it out of the box and the shaft fell right out of the handle. The second seemed solid. Drilled a few hole with it, then it came apart as I was pulling it out of a hole I just drilled. Even when it was working, it didn't drill that great and removal was awkward. The action of the locking nut below the handle (that exposes the bits) was rough on both drills. Lots of play in all the moving parts. Felt shoddy, even aside from the actual falling apart. I'm going to stick with gimlets. With all the enthusiastic reviews, I find it a bit strange that my experience with these drills was so negative. Maybe I just got the two in 1,000 that were junk. Or, maybe production standards have changed recently. Maybe the factory in Taiwan switched to pre-teen labor. Joke. I hope.

    Response By: Garrett Wade Tech Department
    We are so  sorry that you had such bad luck with these. We have been selling these successfully for a number of years, and we have only had a few small problems in the past with the Push Drills. We tested a few of these and would like to send you another free replacement to evaluate .
  • Only 1/8 inch!

    Christopher Gray, 5/5/2011
  • Push Drill

    Tom, 3/10/2011 Very good quality for the price. Smooth action and much handier than a cordless drill for most instances - like making a pilot hole. It replaces a push drill I've had and used many years.
  • Ages old.

    Keith, 2/20/2011 I've owned a Yankee NO. 41Y for 40 years and used it a lot! It's like the drill you 'need', the drill you 'use' the drill ' you can't do without'. Fast, effective and so glad to find bits on your site!
  • Makes the grade

    Tom Twaddle, 1/23/2011 This push drill is a winner. Compared side by side to an orginial push drill that I received from my dad, it holds it own. Thanks for bringing such a fine tool back to game. It is so easy to drill starter holes for screws with this drill, that the cordless drill is now retired.
  • Look Dad Still No Electricity

    Brian Phelps, 1/22/2011 My dad has a push drill and still uses it today. When I moved into my first place my dad gave me a push drill which I still use today. My life's partner always uses mine and I was so excited to find this fine push drill in your catalogue. My partner is going to be surprised on his birthday. Thanks Garret Wade!!!
  • Push drill

    Ed Frantzen, 1/11/2011 Had a similar tool before. This one is far nicer and built for work. Great little hand tool for those small jobs.
  • Solution

    Paul Kotowicz, 12/23/2010 I was delighted to bites for my push pointer. I have been searching for a long time. I feared the shank would be a mismatch but was delighted to find it fit perfect. I used the push pointer the same day. Thank you. The next time I need a tool I will look to you first.
  • Both Ingenious and Useful

    Adam Apt, 12/20/2010 I bought one of these drills about ten years ago, because I admired its elegance, compactness, and simplicity. I've used it repeatedly for maintenance work on a house that I rent out. I was sorry to see it go out of production. Now that it's back, I've just bought one as a gift for my brother, for use in his house.
  • Push drill

    Charlie, 12/18/2010 Probably the handiest and most used tool in my box. Am glad it is available again. I have one I have been using for over twenty years and just bought another one for a Christmas gift.
  • Just one little thing

    Lawrence, 12/17/2010 This is a well-made compact tool. It's great for small drilling tasks where power drills are overkill and the old crank" drills tend to wobble. The only problem with this product is the lack of instructions. It would help if there were a simple set of instructions telling people how to remove and install bits and any tips as to the proper use of the tool. "
  • Handy Drill

    Lawrence Gordon, 12/17/2010 A handy tool. I have owned one for over thirty years. It was a gift from my father-in-law. I purchased this one for my new son-in-law. Who knows, maybe he'll buy one in a few decades for HIS son-in law!
  • so close

    Al Wiggins, 12/10/2010 I own an original Bell System Yankee Drill, used for my Bell System installation work. Your drill looks good but works just average. The handle bit holder crossthreads easily. The drill is light-weight not heavy duty, probably won't take a beating
  • Garrett wade pushdrill bits

    Ran Sheller , 12/3/2010 Owning an original Stanley , given to me by my granddad, finding replacement bits has always been a challenge. Leave it to Garrett Wade to offer quality steel bits that snap right in like the originals and cut sharp and clean. Thanks for doing what other sellers don't do, offering the hard to find stuff.
  • Exceptional

    Anthony Lovenguth, 12/2/2010 Exceptional product for the money. I would rate it better than the original.
  • yankee drill bits

    Ken, 11/28/2010 Thanks, Garrett Wade, my wife has been using the Stanley Yankee drill, in her business, for years and loves it. Several of the bits have been broken,making the drill less than optimal. Your drill bits are an excellent replacement!
  • mr.

    joe, 11/27/2010 My father left me 2 drills and over the years I have lost or broken several drills due to the use I give them. I was thrilled when I discovered Garrett Wade where I could replace my drills. Now I will continue to use theses drills.
  • Timeless

    Dan L, 11/25/2010 Temporarily bypassed by technology, this essential tool is making a much-needed comeback. No cords, no batteries, fits in your toolbelt. Need I say more?
  • Design inferior to original

    Bob A, 11/25/2010 The way the handle is opened and closed, to access the drill bits, is much worse than the old Stanley push drill. In the old model, the handle had a cap that screwed on and off. I have a 50+ year old push drill with that design and it still works great. I also have the Garrett-Wade drill, a few years old. It has a nut around the shaft that screws into the bottom of the handle. An O-ring provides friction to hold the handle closed. But that O-ring gets subjected to a lot of rubbing when you're drilling. My O-ring broke, so the handle doesn't stay closed and it won't hold the drill bits. It's impossible to replace that O-ring. Very dumb design. I'm replacing my G-W push drill with a used one from eBay with the old, better design.
  • Yankee Drill Bits

    Floyd Welker, 11/24/2010 Very pleased with the quality of this 8-bit replacement set for my yankee drill. It's great to drill holes quickly again. The workmanship is excellent.
  • Yankee Drill

    Frederick Barnes, M.D., 7/23/2010 This is an absolute requirement for your tool box. Don't worry about charging batteries, missing chuck keys etc. Drill under your own power! This is a fine precision tool at a very reasonable price.
  • Yankee Pusher

    Joe, 7/21/2010 The Yankee pusher is a great tool. My uncle had one that I used when I was a teen. We did carpentry and the pusher was great to use to hinge doors. I went on to college and become a wood shop teacher. I looked high and low for a Yankee pusher for my students to use. It is safe and accurate to use. I picked one up from you and we use it in the shop almost every day. Thanks for a great tool!!
  • Great Tool

    Retired Telco, 6/10/2010 This push drill has been a telephone repairman standard issue tool for decades. They are great. We also used to use the brace and bit drill for inter floor and drilling through walls. The brace and bit has gone to the back of the drawers in the trucks, but this push drill will usually be seen in every tool pouch. It is really a great tool.
  • Push Drill

    Rick, 4/17/2010 I am a electronics installer and also commission Fine yachts (Sail 35-50ft) I find this tool to be very handy when I need to place an item or bracket on a location that has fine wood finishing. (Teak, Cherry, Mahogany) This places the hole right were I need it without worry of marring the finish. A great tool to have, very well made.
  • Great Tool

    Keith, 4/16/2010 When doing carpentry, sometimes hand tools give more precision and control than power tools. This push drill, for small holes, is very easy and accurate. You have much greater control over the drilling than with any power tool. I was so delighted with it, that I bought another to keep in my portable tool box as well as one in my garage.
  • Wouldn't Be Without It

    Siouxs, 4/16/2010 I keep my push drill in the kitchen drawer so it is always available and ready to go. I really don't feel like going to the basement to find a drill with a charged battery and a bit for just a few holes.
  • Easier Than A Cordless

    Ken, 4/15/2010 Its lighter and takes less time to setup the bit than a cordless drill (and you don't have to worry about a dead battery)! It's a great tool for drilling pilot holes.
  • Push Drill

    Keith, 4/15/2010 Great tool to include in your emergency tool box. Light, easy to use and best of all, needs no electrical outlet. I use it all the time.
  • Spare Bits Work Great

    Beth Shaw, 4/15/2010 My husband had an old Stanley push drill that was down to one beloved bit....I ordered the set of (8) spare bits, hoping they might work, as he could not find any replacements. The Christmas gift was a big hit....he says they work great and is thrilled.
  • My Push Drill Is A Joy To Use

    A. Hollaway, 4/14/2010 My dad had an old Stanley version which was lost over the years. I bought one to see if it lived up to my memory. It does! Smooth operation and way more handy than dragging out the cordless. A marvelous tool.
  • Hanging Curtains

    Ken Hein, 4/14/2010 When your spouse calls for help hanging curtains, gift her this handy drill. She will be consumed drilling holes and loving it while your on the golf course, it's like a hole in one!
  • Push Drill

    Stephen Hazard, 4/14/2010 The only flaw with my unit is when I switch size drill is difficult to secure the should become easier with use. Other than that it is Super.
  • Heirloom

    Avery St. Clair, 4/12/2010 I have one of these that my carpenter grandpa used all his working life. Then his daughter used it, and then I used it. Fifteen years ago I bought a new one, which I am thrilled to report is every bit as high-quality as the original. I use it all the time -- it's my cordless drill. And it'll last longer than my lifetime. Possibly my favorite hand tool ever. And worth every penny.
  • Drill Bits are GREAT!

    Mike E, 2/27/2010 Wife has a Stanley Yankee drill and through the years most of the bits were lost/broken. I found these replacement bits via Google and purchased the set - I'm glad I did! The bits arrived in fine condition and fit the drill perfectly. Shipping package was excessive (IMO) as I received a rather large box and inside was the thumb drive sized package of bits. Maybe the company can save a few dollars on shipping by mailing a smaller box.
  • No Batteries Included

    Britt, 2/1/2010 I really love this thing, I do warranty work for a design/build firm and now I just carry my tool bag. This drill and the Yankee style screwdriver keep me from having to go out to the van and get power tools! Great tools!
  • My Favorite Tool

    Older, 1/4/2010 Assuming that this is really a replica of the original Yankee drill, it's one of the most useful tools person could have. I have three (probably), two with the wooden handle and one with the metal handle. I was very unhappy when they became unavailable, but fortunately I was able to get a supply of bits. Garret Wade, could I talk to you about my favorite countersink bits, also now unvailable?
  • Not likely useable by older Yankee/Craftsman/Millers Falls drills

    Curt Seeliger, 9/28/2009 I'm glad people these old cordless drills are coming back. Judging by the pictures, it doesn't look like these bits will work in older push drills. While they look like the old Stanley 41 push drill, the bits are more like the Yankee/Craftsman. However the side notch appears much closer to the stepped end than the older bits (see for more info).
  • Almost Perfect

    MRG, 9/14/2009 My old Stanley gave out after 39 years of use. This is nearly as good but is missing the solid metal cap that allowed you to lightly tap a fastener. The action is smooth and works without fuss. Your replacement bits are bit pricey and the twist steel bits are lower quality than my old ones...I'll have to be extra careful with them, I guess.
  • Its All Good

    Preston, 9/4/2009 I already have 2 push drills but needed replacement bits and you had them. I'm so glad they were wore out and you guys had new ones better than the original. Thanx Preston
  • You're a blessing

    Robert Weldon, 8/6/2009
  • Bits fit Sears drill?

    Paul, 7/24/2009 I have an old Craftsman Push drill that I inherited from my Dad. The two bits are pretty well worn, and Sears no longer sells them. When the clerk asked why I ever want to use that drill I told him that it makes me feel 12 years old again working with my Dad installing window awnings. Will these Garrett Wade bits fit a Craftsman drill? The drill has a quick release tip, and the bit has a 1/4 moon indentation near the base.
  • Push-Pull Drill

    Mike Long, 6/5/2009 I am 60 years old, my father had one of these push pull drills. I have 2 of these drills (Push-Pull drill)I keep one at home and I carry one with me in my tool box in my truck. I love the drills because I do not need a power outlet or battery's to operate. It is so easy for me to drill a small hole in order for me to screw in a hinge or a pilot hole in anything when I am in the field. I have several friends who keep asking me to let them use the push pull drill, man it is so tough to get the drill back from then, because my friends just cannot work without it. Please keep this on your order sheet PLEASE.
  • Yankee Push Drill

    Lou Koerner, 6/2/2009 The Yankee Push Drill that Garrett Wade resurrected from the grave was a blessing. It is a tool that is handy as a pocket on a shirt". I use mine constantly around the house. It lets you drill holes in window sash and trim for curtain brackets and window shade brackets, without fear of drilling too deep or damaging the glass or soft wood used for window trim. It is also handy when hanging pictures when you need to drill very small pilot holes in picture frames to install screw eyes for the hanging wire. I've already had the painful experience of ruining a beautiful gold leaf frame with a power drill. Now that experience is a thing of the past. Thanks Garrett Wade for bringing back this wonderful tool."
  • Oldie but Goodie

    Linda, 5/25/2009 My husband inherited one of these from his father many years ago. He loves the tool for small jobs. Recently, we looked to buy one for our vacation home but couldn't find one anywhere. We were thrilled to learn we could order one through you. He loves the convenience of this tool.
  • Great Durable Tool

    W.D., 4/17/2009 My grand father, father and myself used the original Yankee push drills. I bought several sets of bits to replace the old worn bits. I have used the bits and they are made of high quality steel. I plan on buying a couple of the new drills for my own kids (in their late twenties). Great product and Garrett Wade is a great company.
  • A Winner

    LW Parker, 4/14/2009 I had bought a Yankee drill some 37 years ago from a generic supplier that also finally wore out the bits. Bought this one and a spare set of bits and the quality far surpasses the old one. Expect this one from GW to last at least 50 years.
  • Garrett Wade Push Drill

    David J Bush, 3/31/2009 I have been a fan of push-drills all my adult life, so was very happy to see Garret Wade begin offering their version a while ago. I purchased it right away and have not been at all disappointed. In the past, I used Sears Craftsman and Stanley versions, but neither had anywhere near the quality of the Garrett Wade product. It works very well, has an excellent system for holding and dispensing the various size drills and just looks good!
  • GW Push Drill

    Dick Vanmeter, 3/31/2009 I have the GW Push Drill that I love. I had one about 30 years ago that I wore out then lost most of the bits. I ordered one as soon as it appeared in the catalog. I use it for small jobs around the house where I don't need to get out my big cordless drill. The product is well made and you have replacement bits in case I lose or break some.
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