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Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« on: July 19, 2017, 06:45:53 PM »
This was from the estate of a man who used to work at the Beretta gun factory in Maryland.  The son did not know if was actually used there or if his dad picked it up through his connections.

It stands about 22" tall and weighs a hefty for it's size 55 lbs.  It has a tiny x-y table which lifts off and a coolant spray attachment.  Speeds are 1000-3000-6000-10000. 

With the help of google translate I joined an Italian watchmaker forum and got the ads below.  The version I have is the RC 52 major.  Major is because it's the big one of the line (really).


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Re: Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2017, 06:53:11 PM »
Interesting

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Re: Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2017, 06:54:39 PM »
Very well done! I would venture to guess that is a very expensive precision micro press. These things are not cheap and with some Swiss examples costing thousands of dollars.

I'm assuming you probably only paid pennies on the dollar ---  if so, you stole it!

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Re: Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017, 07:34:40 PM »
Thats pretty sweet. thumbsup2
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Re: Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017, 07:40:46 PM »
Wow, I would make room for a fine precision machine like that. thumbsup2

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Re: Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017, 07:55:15 PM »
Very bloody nice....now box it up and send it to me.
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Re: Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« Reply #6 on: July 19, 2017, 08:06:46 PM »
I'm assuming you probably only paid pennies on the dollar ---  if so, you stole it!

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Re: Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« Reply #7 on: July 19, 2017, 08:08:15 PM »
Very bloody nice....now box it up and send it to me.

If I take the bandsaw to it I should be able to stuff it into a couple flat rate boxes.  It may lose some accuracy, though.

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Re: Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« Reply #8 on: July 19, 2017, 08:23:08 PM »
Heavy shop equipment huh? Pretty cool. If you keep it, what are your plans for it?
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Re: Ciao, it's a tiny Italian drill press!
« Reply #9 on: July 19, 2017, 10:11:34 PM »
I thought this section included drill presses, but it looks like it says presses.  By the time I move the screen far enough away so the words are in focus the letters are so tiny I can barely read them.  I used to make fun of my dad for holding things at arms length. 

The drill press will sit next to a little Swiss universal mill/lathe.  It will be much easier to drill with the drill press than to rearrange the other machine in order to drill with it.  If it gets in the way I'll stick it on a shelf and use it for a bookend.

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