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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by ZRX61, Feb 12, 2011.

  1. ZRX61
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    Picked this up yesterday, just had to buy it when I saw the handle :)

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  2. Cool! It's even double reduction for those big holes.( that's what she said!) Nice!
     
  3. poofus1929
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    That thing is badass!
     
  4. fab32
    Joined: May 14, 2002
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    That's about the coolest feed handle I've ever seen on a drill press. Fully understand the "gotta buy it" deal.:cool:

    Frank
     

  5. That is one badass drill press. I would've bought it too.
     
  6. pimpin paint
    Joined: May 31, 2005
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    Hey,

    Kool! Now build a belt guard in aluminum to match the Art Deco shape of the quill's casting.

    " Meanwhyle, back aboard The Tainted Pork "
     
  7. ZRX61
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    I'm trying to resist the urge to polish the snot out of it & add some pinstripes.. :)
     
  8. nico32
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    Equally amazing, the chuck key is still attached :eek::rolleyes:
     
  9. Kevinsrodshop
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    Just goes to show they don't make stuff like they used to. That thing is cool!
     
  10. That thing looks HEAVY--wish I had one just like it!
     
  11. fab32
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    Stop resisting and post pictures of the result.

    Frank
     
  12. hotroddaddy
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    I agree with him!
     
  13. Black Primer
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    Very cool! I've never seen one like that before.
     
  14. Dale Fairfax
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    It looks like it's running as slow as it will go. It really needs a step pulley on the motor to speed it up for the small drills.




     
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  15. ZRX61
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    It's got a tiny chuck on it right now, but came with some others, 1 of which is a 3/4in Jacobs.

    If I go the polish/pinstripe route on the handle then I kinda have to resto the entire thing.. & I don't want to lose the decals on the top...

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    & now I have this thing, I don't really need my old Craftsman 150, so does anyone in the LA County area maybe want to part with $150 for this one?

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    I also picked up some other stuff at the sale, including 2 vises... so now I have a total of 21 vises....

    This is the Morgan 40 pictured yesterday when i got home with it..
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    Right now it looks like this:
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  16. slim tempo
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    "Man cannot have too many vices" (Al Capone)
     
  17. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
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    from Burton, MI

    Uh....that looks like junk.




    Can I have it? Nice!
     
  18. Bitchin score...never seen a Tiger drill press before, but looks great...now I hate my HF POS even more
     
  19. MeanGene427
    Joined: Dec 15, 2010
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    I have a old Craftsman that looks exactly like your "new" tabletop, except for the guard casting on top looks like the Alien's head, and has the engine-turned trim like your (newer) floor Craftsman. Very solid and accurate, and looks kewl
     
  20. Retro Jim
    Joined: May 27, 2007
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    Very nice !
    You just can't beat the old heavy tools that are USA made ans still running like they were new ! Just shows the craftsmanship the USA use to make .

    Retro Jim
     
  21. ZRX61
    Joined: Jul 10, 2006
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    Actually there is one issue with it & thats hardly worth mentioning. The motor on the back is supposed to be held in place by 4 bolts, the lower 2 are missing so the motor moves around a bit when it's running causing a vibration. Easy enough to sort out so no biggie :)
     
  22. HuffDaddy
    Joined: Apr 27, 2008
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    I would have bought it too.
     

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