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Forum topic by 1786 posted 11-12-2009 09:22 PM 856 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-12-2009 09:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: b d drill bench stand drill press

Can anyone help me match up a really early bench drill stand with the B & D vintage drill I need. Stand is marked “size 1”—the ones in the ads from the 20’s I have been able to locate are all size 20, 30 or 60. The clamp to hold the drill to the stand is highly primitive—a metal strap with a wing nut at the end to increase tension. There is big machine screw—probably 5/8th inch at least—that comes down from the top to hold the drill in the stand, but it is off center. I have the serial number of the stand, and each of the four major cast iron elements of it are separately numbered in raised letters. There must by B & D experts out there, or some source of catalogs—but I can’t find anything.

I am brand new to this site, so don;’t know if I can post pictures.


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#1 posted 11-12-2009 10:01 PM

Try Old Wood Working Machines www.owwm.com they have a lot of information on old machines. Manuals. exploded parts view, etc. They also have a buy and sell Forum where you could post a wanted to buy (WTB) post asking for the parts you need.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#2 posted 11-12-2009 10:17 PM

Curt—you are an ace! My first posting, and bingo, two clicks and I am looking at my drill press as owned by someone at OWWM. I have been prowling ebay for weeks. Thanks a bunch.

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#3 posted 11-12-2009 11:04 PM

You can post pictures but they have to exist someplace that you can link to I believe. I’d like to see a picture of it, I restore old machines myself and currently have 3 old Delta’s DP’s I’m working on, 2 from the 40’s.

I have had good success at OWWM getting parts I needed. An old motor mounting plate, mine was cracked, a thrust bearing for the table swivel that Delta wanted mega bucks for I got for $30, and a benchtop base and column for I think $10 and $30 respectively. The guys like us selling their surplus parts over there price them reasonably from my experience.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#4 posted 11-12-2009 11:14 PM

Curt—the one at owmm was 1917, and had a serial number in the 13,000’s. Mine is in the 5000’s, but I don’t know enough to know whether that makes it much earlier or not. owwm has temporarily closed down its buy and sell feature, but I think just long enough for them to switch servers. So I’ll be looking for the drill when they open up again—the guy on owwm had the serial number for that. Thanks again.

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