We’ve often thought these two tools are a perfect pair. Functionally they complement each other really well.
The Yankee Push Drill was once found in every shop and every job site tool bag. It should be in your “quiver.” It was relied on by generations of woodworkers, active DIY’ers and professional installers, until it was dropped by the maker a few decades ago. We thought so highly of it, that we brought it back – custom made to our exacting specifications. Made, as before, of chrome plated solid brass and beautifully finished. It comes with 8 traditional double- bits fluted (1/16, 5/64, 3/32, 7/64, 1/8, 9/64, 5/32, 11/64"). 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 reverse direction—essentially self-clearing. Makes a hole up to 1-1/2" deep.
The Improved Yankee-Style Screwdriver is now better than ever. The familiar rotating-barrel Yankee screwdriver is now fitted with a modern hex chuck that will hold hundreds of familiar 1/4" hex bits. This model is 17-3/4" long fully extended and has a 3-position selector—locked, spiral-in and spiral-out — as well as a barrel lock in the fully retracted position, and comes with 3 bits (but any standard hex bit will fit). This is a mechanically complex tool, precision crafted in Germany. This set now includes the larger Yankee-Style Screwdriver and Push Drill. The smaller Yankee Screwdriver is no longer available.