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LittlePaw

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392 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: drill press

I bought this old drill press at an estate sale. It took two hefty guys to put it on my truck. It has no brand label. It has a cast iron (I think) hood protecting the belt pulleys. Everything works very smoothly after I did a little cleaning and oiling all the moving parts. The motor sounds a little strange – almost groaning. The weight of the motor is the tightener for the belt. There are five pulleys on either side, so it has 25 speeds settings, but there is no chart showing the speeds. 16 23 A are cast on the main post housing. Over all, it is a well built heavy duty drill press. Does the red/white/blue WAR FINISH painted sign indicate that it was made during WW II ? If it is, this d/p is over 68 years old! I would appreciate any information on this gentle giant, please.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.


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History

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#1 posted 392 days ago

My guess would be either a Delta, or a Atlas.

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#2 posted 392 days ago

My guess would be Canedy-Otto since that’s what it says on the label; 16 is probably the size in inches.

http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=11465

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#3 posted 392 days ago

By the looks of the drill press it should last another 80 years at least. She is sure well built.

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Woodmaster1

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#4 posted 392 days ago

Looks similar to an old south bend I used to have in the metal shop at school.

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#5 posted 392 days ago

Canedy-Otto is correct. Established in 1889, dissolved in 1942 and revived for the war effort. The companies assets
were sold to Cincinnati Lathe & Tool Co. and lasted until 1956.

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#6 posted 392 days ago

See this model: Canedy-Otto Manufacturing Co.
http://vintagemachinery.org/photoindex/detail.aspx?id=15014
You may also find your likely model here, where Vintage Machinery Photo Index is a place where members of this site can submit photos of old woodworking machinery. The Index is a valuable resource in that visitors to this site can see examples of machinery made by many different manufacturers. :
vintagemachinery.org/mfgindex/detail.aspx?id=153&tab=4
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Bill White

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#7 posted 392 days ago

Unless I’m WAY wrong, it only has the 5 speed settings. Ya can’t run belts “cocked” between pulleys with any success.
Bill

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#8 posted 392 days ago

Bill X2

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LittlePaw

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#9 posted 392 days ago

Great info, Guys. Thanx a bunch. I’m going to check out that vintage site. The 5-speed limit sounds logical without testing it out. Now I don’t need to. Yup, this thing is exactly what people refer to when they say “they don’t make ‘em like they used to”! I’m going to clean it up, probably not repaint it as the original paint (finish) looks really good, and with the light use I do, it will last another 80 years – at least! Any idea what this unit might be worth?

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#10 posted 391 days ago

Actually they’re worthless and that cast iron piece on top tends to explode during use.

Rather than have to go to the trouble of purchasing ballistic gear, head to toe, to wear when you’re using it, the wisest course of action would be to deliver it to my shop. I can take it from there.

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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History

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#11 posted 391 days ago

It’s really hard to give a value on the machine without being there to really look it over. Is it a benchtop or floor standing drill press ? What size chuck does it have ? Then you mention that the motor sounds strange, have you tried running the motor without the belt ? What size motor is it ? Is it the original motor ? It is definately a neat old drill press, and I’m a sucker for old American made iron. I’ve brought a few machines back to life, they take time and sometimes a little money to get it as good as it’s going to get, but it’s well worth the time in my opinion. Nice gloatable score.

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#12 posted 391 days ago

Nice one.

Some drill presses have an extended quill travel. Most are
around 3” but if you find one with more, it’s a less
common machine.

Info on “war finishes”: http://www.practicalmachinist.com/vb/antique-machinery-history/ot-what-war-finish-wwii-era-machine-tools-204218/

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#13 posted 391 days ago

Actually they’re worthless and that cast iron piece on top tends to explode during use.

What would cause that Lee? Isn’t that cast iron piece just a cover?

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LittlePaw

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#14 posted 391 days ago

Wow, it’s getting more and more interesting by the minute! I’m gonna check out for you, Saw Sucker.

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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#15 posted 391 days ago

Paul,

May be bearings, or ? Sometimes older motors have lube cups? I’‘d see it runs smooth w/out the belts, but not too long? I checked to see about the motor on my grizzly with a motor repair place…65 per hour!

Might look around for older motors if it’s a problem?

Good luck. Haven’t seen a posting for your cane? Did I miss it?

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