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04-19-2016 12:19 AM

I think I made a nice score on the Bay. Local seller had this listed. Winning bid – $134.50.

I’ve been in need of a drill press and have been contemplating a new PC or similar. However I’ve also been stalking CL and the pickings have been slim, save one old Craftsman. Not as nice as this one is, so I waited out the auction and beat out one other bidder. Actually I think the guy in the Bronx, selling the other old Craftsman was the other bidder for this. The seller of this one told me the other bidder asked if he would deliver it to the Bronx LOL

It just needs a little TLC and it should look great and work beautifully.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn :)

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#1 posted 04-19-2016 12:30 AM

Score!!! How big is that thing? The pictures make it look gigantic!

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#2 posted 04-19-2016 02:30 AM

Score!!! How big is that thing? The pictures make it look gigantic!

- TheWoodRaccoon

I think that’s the perspective doing that. It’s a bench top model, so about 30in tall or so. It’s certainly heavy. Had help to load it but not to unload it :O Ah no big deal really, but it has some nice heft with all that cast iron.

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#4 posted 04-19-2016 11:06 AM

That thing screams 50’s and is absolutely cool as heck looking! I’m a handtool guy and I’d own it for that kinda money! Great buy!

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#5 posted 04-19-2016 12:08 PM

It looks like a blender to me. <grin>

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#6 posted 04-19-2016 01:31 PM

That thing screams 50 s and is absolutely cool as heck looking! I m a handtool guy and I d own it for that kinda money! Great buy!

- Aidan1211

Yeah it is cool looking. The seller said it’s from ‘43. I think it was his fathers. Looks like they’re emptying the house. Had an equally old 10” bandsaw for sale too.

It looks like a blender to me.

- Jim Finn

Now you gave me an idea for the end of the day. I’ll have to pick up some ice and coconut rum on the way to the shop today ;)

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn :)

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#7 posted 04-19-2016 01:59 PM

That is a great win. I love vintage tools just like that. You can feel the quality that is lacking in most tools today.

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#8 posted 04-19-2016 02:15 PM

Sweet score. I love machinery with that art deco-ish look.

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#9 posted 04-19-2016 02:20 PM

I have been using one of these for 30yrs, they are a great drill press. Yours has locking collar Jacobs chuck for drum sanding and other drill press uses.
Mine, has a oil hole on the side of the head to oil the spindle bearings.

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#10 posted 04-19-2016 02:20 PM

Wayyyyyy Cool.

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#11 posted 04-19-2016 02:37 PM

In practical terms that press appears to have ‘enhanced’ quill travel and the square table is very handy for woodworking. Nice find!

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#12 posted 04-19-2016 04:40 PM

Even if you really get into this and decide to get a floor model…..NEVER sell that! I have both and the table top is really handy and honestly the one I use the most, it is the right size and handy (on my main bench) but is a terrible piece of HF junk, that I have re-worked…but still junky…
Your DP will be here and functioning after we are gone!!! good find…congrats!

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#13 posted 04-19-2016 06:40 PM

+1 for looking like a blender :-) I’ll take a chocolate shake please

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#14 posted 04-19-2016 06:56 PM

Thanks all. It was a little bit of perseverance and a bit of luck finding one and in nice condition. It really just needs a good cleaning from what appears to be years of sitting without use. Lots of dust on it and in the motor windings. Runs like a charm though, even with the dried out belt. I have a new link belt for it once it’s cleaned up.

I need to make a home for it in the shop. That’s a different story all together. 400sq/ft fills up fast. I’ll probably sell off the Shop Fox mortiser. The seller had the mortising attachment for this and gat it to me in the deal, which was really nice of him.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn :)

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