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Blog entry by dedalo posted 1188 days ago 1914 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I didn´t have a drill press, so started searching, tried with a chinese that we can find locally, but it was REALLY disapointing, so I bought this one, used for double the price a new from china…

I started the restoration process… after some hours of sanding, cleaning, and not advancing at all (I´m NOT that patience guy, even If I do this to learn it, I´m not there yet) decided to sent it for a sandblasting session

It has some “sideplay” so changed all the bearings

So started the process of preparing and painting:

reassembling

I was very glad to find fenner Power twist belts in Argentina…
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LbTQLBLetWA/TdcBhbRKlOI/AAAAAAAAEgc/rZ49avfvfH0/s640/P1000438.JPG!

The “New” toy:

Pueden leer la versión en español aca:
http://carpinteriaenargentina.blogspot.com/2011/05/retauracion-de-taladro-de-banco.html

-- http://carpinteriaenargentina.blogspot.com



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Mickey Cassiba

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#1 posted 1188 days ago

very nice restore…is that a buffalo, or a WT…can’t see the badge

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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dedalo

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#2 posted 1187 days ago

Thanks Mickey, it is a local Argentinian Brand called Percheron, built by TELEVEL s.a.

-- http://carpinteriaenargentina.blogspot.com

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fernandoindia

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#3 posted 1187 days ago

Good job Rodrigo. It´s a draft horse drill !!

I can imagine FInding the Fenner drive was one of the most difficult tasks.

-- Back home. Fernando

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dedalo

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#4 posted 1187 days ago

thanks fernando, http://www.bandasindustriales.com.ar is the local distributor of fenner, they have stock and sells to end users, apprt from them I only found fenner on one place and at double price… i was about to import it from rockler, but this time buying local was cheaper :D. the experience with the drive is excelent, I would like to replace my truck drives for this kind… so I keep 1mt with me and can replace any belt that would brake jajaja

-- http://carpinteriaenargentina.blogspot.com

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SCOTSMAN

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#5 posted 1187 days ago

Can anyone explain to me the history behind these older drills they seem very popular hence I assume there better made than newer modern Chinese Schrott (scrap)some of which is being passed off today. Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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dedalo

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#6 posted 1187 days ago

Hi Scotsman!

At list in Argentina, all the drill press tha come from china are pure crap, I bought one 16mm and it had sideplay out from the box!... the materials are very cheap and construction and Quality check is very poor.

Also in our contry we don´t have a machine industry developed for hobbyst, so all the good machines available are INDSTRIAL rated, and very expensive… Even buying an old machine like this one is expensive…

I paid USD230 for this machine on its original state :( I would love to buy on craiglist!

-- http://carpinteriaenargentina.blogspot.com

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