|Forum topic by Tennessee||posted 03-11-2013 08:34 PM||670 views||0 times favorited||0 replies|
03-11-2013 08:34 PM
Owned this drill press since 1977. Got it out of a mold shop inside a plastics factory in Scranton, Pennsylvania, been carrying it around ever since. Now I have a much smaller shop, and the bench 15” style does not fit my floor/bench pattern. Been struggling to keep it, but it just is not right for me.
Serial number 1-1140, which makes it a Series 1, the earliest series. This unit was probably made in the early 1940’s, and if you believe some, the last four digits stand for November, 1940, although some websites identify that with a model number, rather than a date. I tend to believe the latter. Still, with original induction 1/3HP, twin voltage motor, running perfectly quiet and strong, no slop or noise in any bearings, this is a nice find for the restoration specialist. It really only needs sandblasting, paint, and a couple of handles. I’m not in that camp much when it comes to old power. Just a few restored planes and working on a Stanley 360 Hand Miter.
So sadly, it needs to go. If interested, get in touch through the craigslist ad, or through my website which has e-mail and phone numbers.
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com