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Forum topic by C_PLUS_Woodworker posted 07-28-2013 10:52 PM 968 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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07-28-2013 10:52 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press

$305 on local school auction site (in a Jr. High).

Everything works perfectly, as near as I can tell after having a month.

Even still has original packaging wrapping on stand.

I love the depth stop.

Gave my old (and very good) drill press to my son (including table) so I get to make a new table for this one
.

-- We must all walk our own green mile


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joeyinsouthaustin

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#1 posted 07-28-2013 10:54 PM

I love the way that thing looks… good score I would have paid that much.

-- Who is John Galt?

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Woodmaster1

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#2 posted 07-28-2013 10:59 PM

They are great drill presses. The two in my school shop are 45 years old and still going strong after all of the student abuse.

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 07-28-2013 11:13 PM

Good score on the drill press, Bruce…...You done good…..They sure don’t make them like that any more…...That was back when tools were really good tools…..That d.p. is really clean….When was it made…?
Wonder how long they used it in the jr. high woodshop class…..? It certainly hasn’t been abused by the looks of it…....Stellar job on the find…....!!!!!!!!!

-- " I started with nothing, and I've still got most of it left".......

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Manitario

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#4 posted 07-28-2013 11:16 PM

That’s awesome! It will outlast all of us. I’ve never seen a Powermatic with the green and white paint scheme; must be really old!

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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sprucegum

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#5 posted 07-29-2013 12:19 AM

You will love that infinite speed control dial I have the same feature on my drill and mill. So much nicer than step pulleys

-- A tube of calk and a gallon of paint will make a carpenter what he ain't

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#6 posted 07-29-2013 12:26 AM

Anybody know the age on this?

I spent an hour looking at the old machine sites and tried to figure out how old it was by serial number and paint color, but I (literally) could not get closer than 15-20 years guesstament.

As I said above, it is in absolutely perfect shape. I really like it.

Thanks for the comments.

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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crank49

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#7 posted 07-29-2013 12:45 AM

I bought one like that for our pattern shop at the foundry in 1978. It was that color of green with white stripes. So was the big cabinet saw and planer I bought at the same time. I thought the mustard yellow that I saw years later was something weird. To me Powermatic was supposed to be green. Don’t really know when they switched.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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#8 posted 07-29-2013 12:49 AM

You might check this out for colors and dates for PowerMatic:

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?180121-Green-14%92%92-Powermatic-Band-Saw

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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HillbillyShooter

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#9 posted 07-29-2013 12:51 AM

You might check this out for colors and dates for PowerMatic:

http://www.sawmillcreek.org/showthread.php?180121-Green-14%92%92-Powermatic-Band-Saw

P.S. Great looking drill press! Congratulations!

P.P.S. sorry about the double post—there are times I hate this iPad (easier than hating my technology challenges). ;-)

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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Jerry

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#10 posted 07-29-2013 01:27 AM

Great deal.

-- Jerry Nettrour, San Antonio, www.topqualitycabinets.net

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sparks

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#11 posted 07-29-2013 04:22 AM

Also check vintagemachinery.com they are very helpful

-- Sparks

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lumberingjoe

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#12 posted 07-29-2013 08:23 AM

I love it. Please post the school ‘Safety Rules’...

Enjoy

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b2rtch

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#13 posted 07-29-2013 10:19 AM

Very nice score and excellent drill press.
How big is the motor?
What is the maximum capacity?
If you make a new table for it , show us pictures.
I use the HF table and for the price it is not worth it to make one.
http://www.harborfreight.com/drill-press-extension-table-with-fence-96395.html

-- Bert

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C_PLUS_Woodworker

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#14 posted 07-29-2013 02:01 PM

Thank guys

Posted Safety Rules:

1. Pull up your pants until your underwear doesn’t show.

2. Please use the magnetic ash tray for your blunt or cigarette

3. Please use the appropriate size gloves when working on this machine…the looser the better

4. If this drill does not work, please do not keep banging it on the wall until you have checked to see if it is plugged in.

5. Please do not use spade bits to stir your coffee

6. Please unlock the mechanical room and release the shop teacher prior to you operating this machine

7. DO NOT use this machine to enlarge ear piercings

8. REMEMBER, this is not a SawStop and will throw your sorry ass around the room

-- We must all walk our own green mile

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WayneC

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#15 posted 07-29-2013 02:50 PM

Wow. Lovely. I would be proud to have it in my shop.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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