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Forum topic by transam posted 03-04-2011 06:59 PM 785 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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#1 posted 03-04-2011 07:04 PM

Totally, totally awesome press! 3-phase is too rich for my blood, unfortunately. She’s gorgeous. What does that baby weigh?

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 03-04-2011 07:04 PM

^sorry:( 1000 pounds. I don’t read too well. 1000 pound drill press, that’s just manly.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#3 posted 03-04-2011 07:19 PM

That is one nice looking press. If I had the spare cash I would take it. Very nice! Did you refurb it?

-- Pete DeSimas - Rhode Island

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#4 posted 03-04-2011 07:48 PM

Yep. I”m guessing about 1,000 pounds. The lower half is really thick cast iron and it has a big, long cast iron counterweight inside. I don’t know if I would call it a refurb but I cleaned and painted it.

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#5 posted 03-04-2011 08:12 PM

It looks like it’s got some nice new wiring. She’s really a wonderful piece. I hope she finds a great home.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#6 posted 03-04-2011 08:26 PM

Yea. I did replace all the wiring you can see from the outside. The only other wiring there is inside the starter box and it didn’t need to be replaced. When I say I cleaned and painted it that sounds like I didn’t do much to it but I removed about 99% of the original paint before I repainted. What a job! That old paint was hard to get off, plus it had a thick coat of grey brushed on top of the original. I disassemble the starter and sandblast and paint everything and the underside and back side of everything I can get to. It’s not a quick one or two day job. I appreciate the compliments. I would like to keep it around just for a trophy piece, like something a company would put in their lobby for customers to see, but I don’t have a lobby to put it in. Oh well, can’t keep everything.

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#7 posted 03-04-2011 08:30 PM

Yeah, it’s hard to part with a vintage tool like that. I have a friend that restores antique foot-powered bandsaws. Last I checked, he had nine of them! Can’t let em go. You did a really nice job. Someone will be very proud to own her.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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