The Defender

As an acknowledgement of our home renovation efforts these past six months, my dad passed on to us a family heirloom.

This toolbox was my dad's grandfather's. Yes, it's as heavy as it looks, but sturdier than ever after all of these years. 


There are a few tools left in there - a level, wire cutters, a screwdriver, and a pencil.  

And then there's the Defender, perhaps the first electric hand drill of all time. Also the heaviest drill of all time. 


I found a few old Skil ads, but none touting the Defender. If you come across one, I'd love to see it!

Thanks to DC for passing down this awesome gift to us. We can only hope that some of the wisdom of our handy ancestors eminates out of it.