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English translation: breast drill

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German term or phrase:Brustbohrmaschine
English translation:breast drill
Entered by: Kim Metzger
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20:37 Jul 2, 2008
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - Engineering: Industrial
German term or phrase: Brustbohrmaschine
Looking for confirmation really. This is from a company history - the firm started out making "Bohrwinden" and "Brustbohrmaschinen" in the mid-19th century. Before I start going on about "breast drills" I would really like to know that is a genuine term for a tool! There are a couple oon eBay but Wikipedia says "also known as eggbeater drill" which sounds less anatomical (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drill)...

I have found a picture of something similar here:
http://www.altes-handwerkzeug.de/museum/bohren/brust/0077.ht...
Sarah Appleby
United Kingdom
Local time: 04:20
breast (hand) drill
Explanation:
They're really called breast drills.

http://www.thomax-werkzeuge.de/handwerkzeuge/maschinen-zubeh...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-STANLEY-BREAST-DRILL.-NUMBER-905.-MI...

eggbeater (last two)

http://www.mtmc.co.uk/prodtype.asp?cookiecheck=yes&PT_ID=127...


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Note added at 22 mins (2008-07-02 21:00:20 GMT)
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breast drill - a portable drill with a plate that is pressed against the chest to force the drill point into the work
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/breast drill


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Note added at 45 mins (2008-07-02 21:23:37 GMT)
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Hi Sarah - I've been an actual cabinetmaker for 25 years. I have a large collection of drills - power drills and hand drills. Woodworkers still prefer hand drills for certain operations, especially those where precision is required. A breast drill would be used if the material is especially hard, like rosewood. The breastplate pressed against your chest allows you to apply extra pressure.

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Note added at 47 mins (2008-07-02 21:25:04 GMT)
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breast (hand) drill


Explanation:
They're really called breast drills.

http://www.thomax-werkzeuge.de/handwerkzeuge/maschinen-zubeh...

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/A-STANLEY-BREAST-DRILL.-NUMBER-905.-MI...

eggbeater (last two)

http://www.mtmc.co.uk/prodtype.asp?cookiecheck=yes&PT_ID=127...


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Note added at 22 mins (2008-07-02 21:00:20 GMT)
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breast drill - a portable drill with a plate that is pressed against the chest to force the drill point into the work
http://www.thefreedictionary.com/breast drill


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Note added at 45 mins (2008-07-02 21:23:37 GMT)
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Hi Sarah - I've been an actual cabinetmaker for 25 years. I have a large collection of drills - power drills and hand drills. Woodworkers still prefer hand drills for certain operations, especially those where precision is required. A breast drill would be used if the material is especially hard, like rosewood. The breastplate pressed against your chest allows you to apply extra pressure.

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Note added at 47 mins (2008-07-02 21:25:04 GMT)
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http://tinyurl.com/26qfbb

Kim Metzger
Mexico
Local time: 22:20
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Notes to answerer
Asker: Thanks Kim - I found the ebay ref and freedictionary definition. Wanted to be sure actual woodworkers would have used the term in the days before power tools.

Asker: Hurrah - a woodworker is exactly what I was looking for! Thanks Kim who is a man and therefore himself :)

Asker: And thanks for clarifying the eggbeater thing people


Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Patrick Johnson: As per my note to Sarah
2 mins
  -> Yes. The difference is in the plate held against the chest to give added force.

agree  Stephen Sadie: Yes, btw. Sarah Kim is a superb woodworker himself
27 mins

agree  Johannes Gleim: 12500 Google hits for breast drill, 2050 Google hits for eggbeater drill. @Stephen: Sarah is a woman! She is called herself.
32 mins
  -> The classic eggbeater doesn't have a breastplate.

agree  milinad
8 hrs

agree  xxxhazmatgerman: Just to supplement Metzger: 'chest drill' can also be found.
12 hrs
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