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Brand New Drill Press

Postby Zorro » Tue Dec 09, 2014 10:16 am

I decided that I need a floor type drill press, so being a Craigslist hound, I came up with the one in the picture. (please pardon the mess) :oops: If you look closely at the picture, you can see that there is a home-made cover over the belt. Well, when I got it home that cover was the first thing to go because it looked bad, and is not really needed. When I removed it, I was disappointed to see that the step pulley was replaced by a small, single pulley. This would fine if all I want to do is drill at 700 or so rpms, but there's no future in that. Also, the motor had been changed and the replacement did not have a long enough shaft to work with a step pulley. I found another Craiger who had a bunch of motors and pulleys. He had the motor I needed for $75.00, and the pulley would be another $25.00. I had brought my old motor with me, and I swapped it for the pulley. I got home, and installed everything, and it was then that it dawned on me that the step pulley that I had so shrewdly traded was the wrong diameter. :censored: I called the guy that I got it from, and he is going to check to see if he has the right one. What the heck, it's only another one-hour road trip. Like they say; "Sometimes the bear eats YOU!"
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Re: Brand New Drill Press

Postby ricky racer » Tue Dec 09, 2014 11:35 am

I think I have the same drill press with a different base. It's a good old drill press...
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