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Offline strik9

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the new shop drill press
« on: March 22, 2018, 02:48:20 PM »
My boss just bought this gem. He is quite proud as it is his first..

   Ok, I know it looked like it was cobbled up over decades and it's missing s few bits but its the affordable dream of my boss.   We'll be fixing it up some.

He is jazzed to have it for more precise work than a hand held drill can offer.  It should be quite useful actually.

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Re: the new shop drill press
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 03:15:43 PM »
Looks great to me! Cleaning up and improving them is a fun job.  beerdude
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Re: the new shop drill press
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2018, 07:59:10 PM »
Beats drilling by hand!

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Offline strik9

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Re: the new shop drill press
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2018, 09:27:17 PM »
I taped up all the bare wires and took off the patches for a carpenter's jigs.  Still have to put a plug on it and see how it powers up.   He had it hardwired into a fuse box.

   The former owner has less sense of safety than I if that is possible. I at least cover bare electrical stuff.

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Re: the new shop drill press
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 02:18:50 PM »
Looks just fine for experienced shop workers. Only missing the pulley cover.
Hope you have several chuck keys!
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Re: the new shop drill press
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 03:13:08 PM »
We poked at it for a bit using shop stocks.  The speed is reduced and it can no longer rub the belt on the post. 

  Mexican technology all the way but hey, it drills holes in steel now.

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Re: the new shop drill press
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2018, 03:13:08 PM »