Sprunger 15" floor drill press

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Blog entry by jlabos posted 09-05-2014 06:19 AM 2685 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sunday I brought home my latest craigslist find for my workshop. A Sprunger NDP 15 floor drill press for $50. It has some gunk and rust but it sounded fine and the quill is tight. It also came with a vise. I think I got a good deal. My plan is to clean it up and see how everything looks and decide if I will break it all down, paint it and do a complete restore.

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#1 posted 09-05-2014 12:31 PM

This will be fun to watch. I love machine restores…..probably because I can’t do it myself. Can’t wait to see what you do

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 09-05-2014 01:35 PM

Nice vintage pick !!

-- Ed

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#3 posted 09-13-2014 02:38 PM

I managed to break the drill press down over the past week and cleaned a lot of the parts. The table, base and pole are the only parts left with rust on them. While cleaning it up I found two layers of paint. One was a grayish blue color and underneath that was a yellow gold color.
The bearings in the quill and pulley are spin smooth and there is no play so I will keep them. I opened the motor and blew out the dust and there are two oil ports with spring door covers for the sleeve bearings. When I put it back together and oiled it up the motor was very quiet. I wire brushed the arms, quill stop and some hardware and they came out real nice. I’m looking into paint color options. I thought about keeping it original but I’m just not feeling that yellow color. I’m also trying to decide if I want to brush paint or use spray cans or even use a HVLP gun and compressor. Any advice would be great.

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#4 posted 09-26-2014 07:31 PM

The Srunger drill press is all painted and ready to be reassembled. All that is left it to bring it downstairs to the workshop.

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