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Technical new tool in the shop

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Paul, May 11, 2019.

  1. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,591


    WWII era bench top drill press, very heavy, easily 200 pounds,
    got it as a left over from an estate sale,
    runs smooth and no noticeable play
    the previous owner wired it to run three speeds by switch,
    and it does still have the triple pulleys and belt.
    sorry, I am stoked, just had to share :)

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  2. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 21,800


    Live History...pumped a few holes in its lifetime and still going strong...nice period shop addition...
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  3. Good score,should last a long time.
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  4. That line could describe most of us on this site :D

    Great looking drill press , hows the speeds wired up?
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  5. Paul
    Joined: Aug 29, 2002
    Posts: 15,591


    I haven't looked into that yet, will have to open it up to see..

  6. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,621

    from oregon

    Good score!
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  7. 56sedandelivery
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 6,695

    Member Emeritus

    Looks very nice, and "industrial"; meaning it was made to be seriously used, and not just for a hobby. A cousin of mine moved up here to Washington State several years ago from California, and he moved in with my Mother, his Aunt. He was supposed to be "paint and body-man", but could't seem to keep a job in one place for very long. He'd brought all his "stuff" up in a U-Haul box-van, and he had to sell some of it to keep "afloat". He offered me an "older", Craftsman drill press, for $100.00. I've used it maybe twice in 30 years. Floor model, several sets of pulleys, fully adjustable for speed/up/down/and all around. It's actually more in my way than anything, but I keep waiting for him to ask me for it back; and he's back in California now. They don't make tools like these anymore!
    I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
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  8. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,753

    from NKy

    A friend of mine worked in a machine shop , when they changed from manual machines to/or purchased newer design I got a good deal on a Clausing Drill Press and a Lathe . I rebuilt them , changed from 3 phase to single phase . They served me very well . I would still like to find a mill similar to the pictured drill press . I don’t have enough floor to support a normal size mill . Older is best , that drill press was made in America by Americans working to earn a living and support a family and this great country .
  9. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 30,198


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  10. Nice addition to the shop Paul and a great find!
  11. That will run forever providing it stays inside. My buddy had an air compressor in his shop, hand me down from when his dad had the business. It had a WPA tag on it, so it must have been used by a big machine shop during WWII.

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