|Project by KnotCurser||posted 02-18-2011 03:39 AM||4566 views||3 times favorited||12 comments|
Late last week a co-worker of mine stopped by my desk and totally out of the blue asked if I would like a drill press.
“Yeah, I have this old drill press sitting in my garage for the longest time and rather than throwing it away I thought you would like it. Well?”
He even delivered it to work so I just had to move it from his trunk to my truck!
Turns out it was a VERY nice Delta DP220 – even has two alternate spindles – one for the “flat ended” drill bits (full set included) that just push in and another for attachments. Also came with a mortiser, although I doubt I will use it since I have a dedicated machine already.
So, this week I spent four wonderful hours rehabbing this beast – degreased & cleaned all the parts, lubed all moving parts, re-surfaced the table and the base and even polished the top cover just for GP! :-)
I even learned how to resurface a jacobs chuck, which I didn’t even know could be done until a couple of days ago! If one looks closely there is a number 60 drill bit in the jaws of that chuck and it will grip even smaller ones – no wobble at all!
I still need to install a newer cord and add a switch to it, but other than that it’s ready to go!
I love this thing!
Now I have to think about what to make Dave as a “Thank You” Gift! :-)
-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhoadesclan.com