|Forum topic by rdjack21||posted 370 days ago||1036 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
370 days ago
Just had to share this deal I could not pass up. Friday of last week found a posting for 4 powermatic 1150 drill press’s and wait the seller only wanted $200 for all 4 of them! Called the seller and talked with him a bit these came off a four head table and he wanted to keep the table but was just not using the heads. 3 of them were in working condition and 1 was non functional. The bad news was that they are 3 phase. Told him I would still love to take a look at them. We agreed to meet at his shop on Monday (he was out). So here I am trying to figure out what the heck I would do with 4 of them when I only want 1 and he refused to only sell one he wants them all gone. I mean man these 1150’s are far better than anything else I can afford to get true I may have to clean them up and such but for $200 I’m more than willing to put some sweet into them.
The seller calls me up on Monday and asks if I’m still interested after having thought about it all weekend. I tell him I am but I’m having a hard time figuring out were I will put them. It seems he has had another caller that just wanted one as well and told me to come out and talk about it. So I show up take a look and man I want them bad but man they are big and where can I put them. Then he drops the bomb “Tell you what take two for half price I’ll sell the other two to the other guy”. Of course I really can’t say no to that seeing that I’m going to get two working units :)
And Yes It happened and to prove it:
As you can see one of them is missing the chuck and both are missing the depth gauge but that is a minor issue that can be resolved. Other than that every thing seems to be working. True I will have to either get a 3 phase converter or replace the motor’s. I’m leaning toward replacing the motors at this point. But any way you look at it when I get thes cleaned up I will have one heck of a Bench top Drill press that will do every thing I will ever need a drill press for.
Oh on these drill presses the head moves instead of the table you can’t see it in the picture but they have a hand crank on the back side used to crank the heads up and down.
Now I just need to find the time to clean them up and make a cart for them.
-- --- Richard Jackson