Millers Falls No.2 Eggbeater Drill Type Study
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Types K1-K4 Handles Compared to Type JI Main Handles

The first LRRCW model of the No.2 drill retained the slender shape of the earliest No.2 types because the two-jaw, springless chuck could hold bit shanks no larger than 3/16ths inch diameter.  The associated drilling thrust did not tax a man's grip.  Later types such as the Type JI at right, carried chucks that accepted larger bits, 1/4 inch in the case of the Type JI, and so a nudge with the shoulder as well as a grip on the side handle were in order.  Hence, the mushroom shape of the end cap.