I have one on a post in my shop....for decoration only.
It was off the family farm where it was used for drilling metal and repair work. I had some fun with it when I was about 8 yrs old. It is self feeding with a cam action and a gear on the top. They're very cool but not very useful, in my opinion. The chuck is primitive with a threaded bolt to hold the bit. I think the price is reasonable if it works.
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