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Forum topic by oldreddog posted 01-14-2012 05:26 AM 5105 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-14-2012 05:26 AM

I scored this old vintage drill press from CL for $30.00.
I have been digging around looking for any information on this.
Does anyone have one like this ?
Any information or photos of any type will be helpful.
It runs true and sounds nice.
I think its worthy of a restoration project to make it look great.

-- oldreddog


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#1 posted 01-14-2012 05:44 AM

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#2 posted 01-14-2012 05:50 AM

yep thats it .
thats my drill.
still looking for any original photos that show this back in the day , or restored.

-- oldreddog

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#3 posted 01-14-2012 06:08 PM

Oldreddog, if you go to that site and look under publications, they have a reprint of the parts breakdown
on this drill press. You can not get much better than that if you want to rebuild it. There is also a picture
of a rebuilt one a little further down the list that shows yours.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#4 posted 01-14-2012 06:24 PM

What a gorgeous casting! The DP15s are wimpy and chintzy. The inherent beauty of cast iron is its ability to absorb vibration, and the Brothers Sprunger opted to capitalize on that characteristic and at the same time make an artistic statement. Swoopy and Cast Iron don’t often appear in the same sentence, but one could do that here.

Any idea what it weighs? Can you bear hug it and move it from one bench to the other? (Not that you’d want to.)

Thanks for sharing your find.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#5 posted 01-15-2012 01:12 AM

It does not weigh more 85-90 lbs.
This is a real gem in the rough.
I also found a cool old band saw worthy of a second life.
I only want to put cool old vintage stuff in the “new shop”
but I know that would be totally improbable.
But a few nice saws and drills will add some nice character to the shop.
My latest score was a powerkraft 12 inch band saw.
It runs well and its all there.
I rescued it from a old farmer north west of me.
So now I have two old machines to tinker on.

-- oldreddog

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#6 posted 01-15-2012 01:13 AM

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#7 posted 01-15-2012 01:14 AM

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#8 posted 01-15-2012 01:19 AM

Love the “Made in the USA” on the label!

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