I’ve been looking to equip my shop with “hand powered” tools. So when I saw this, It was love at first sight. I had it shipped home, and sadly, It arrived with the frame broken in two. After filling a claim with the shipping company, I was not happy with their offer to refund my money “on further inspection” (meaning give it to them and await payment)—-no thank you. I will now have it “welded” by a local machine shop.
1) As it arived. A beauty isn’t it?
2) Imperfections give character.
3) On such a beautiful fall day, why not play outside?
4)After disassembling and cleaning.
Thankfully the previous owner coated the drill in packing grease before putting into storage, so cleaning was not too bad. Scraper, brush, and elbow grease. Next up, to the machinist. Then onto the moving parts. It is an honor to return this guy to the workforce.