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Forum topic by MedicKen posted 03-15-2010 07:21 PM 1881 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-15-2010 07:21 PM

The old wood working machinery slope has become very slippery here as of late. I bid on and won a Powermatic 1150A drill press off ebay. It is going get the full treatment and be put back into service really soon. That is as soon as I get it home. It is currently sitting in San Diego awaiting a trip south for me to go pick it up. It is a ‘77 model with a 3/4hp, 3ph 1140rpm motor, a JT33 taper spindle and overall in quite good condition. I will be installing an Albrecht keyless chuck.

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#1 posted 03-16-2010 04:57 AM

Ken, Nice catch! I know it will look and be better than new when you are finished. Keep us posted. Rand

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#2 posted 03-16-2010 03:16 PM

Great get. It looks like it is in super shape too. Congrats.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#3 posted 03-16-2010 04:06 PM

In 1977 the U.S. relinguished control of the Panama Canal, Star Wars was everywhere, and Powermatic rolled out among its finest Leeson-equipped DPs.

Hope you stick to your promise of a “full treatment” and post progress pics.


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#4 posted 03-17-2010 05:20 AM

Well, the DP arrived today. The nice gentleman that was holding it for me has a friend who is driving to San Francisco. The press was loaded into the truck and it hitched a ride north. He even unloaded and put her in the garage for me being I am at work for the next 24 hrs. What a guy!! I will tear into it tomorrow and see what needs to be done. I bought an Albrecht keyless chuck off ebay for a steal of a price, $65. New its $389. I will get some progress photos in a couple of days in a blog.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their

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