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#1 Ryan313 OFFLINE  

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 04:49 PM

I have had the four wheeler carcass I bought for the 4x4 PK build on Craigslist for months now, and I have been lowering the price; I also said I would trade for a drill press.

Yesterday somebody called and said he had a working floor model he would trade! He came today and it turned out to be a bench model, but that is ok, I can make a stand for it.

He came in a car, and obviously it would not fit so he stripped everything off and left me te frame, which will go to scrap.

I don know what the drill press is worth, or what the parts he took where worth... But I think I got the better deal. :D

Pictures later.
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Posted May 07, 2013 - 04:55 PM

It sounds like you got the better deal. Congrats Ryan!


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 05:25 PM

That is one tool I desperately need. Congrats.
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Posted May 07, 2013 - 05:32 PM

That is one tool I desperately need. Congrats.

Yeah-  Those things are invaluable when you want to do some machining..  Some bugs built a nest in my motor and I fried the thing..  I got a replacement (sealed case) motor @ HF on sale for $69 and now I'm back in business!!  I needed that thing sooo many times after I toasted the thing..  Good swap Ryan!


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 05:43 PM

Sounds like a great swap to me, Ryan!  You get rid of junk (and the scrap price too boot of the parts left over) and a good drill press.

 

You'll find exactly 300899 uses for a drill press by the time you're done.  Its one of the most used tools in my shop!

 

Ben W.


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 07:16 PM

You guys that scrap need to take a little time with older washers. The 2 speed motors in them are perfect for drill presses and other machines. There used to be a company, AMT, that sold a universal base for electric motors. I used one with a Maytag 2 speed, Put it on my old bench model Craftsman, and wired it with a three position toggle. Up is fast, mid is off, and down is slow. It has worked fine for 30 years. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 07:23 PM

Thanks everybody! Here are those pictures.

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Posted May 07, 2013 - 07:27 PM

Nice press. What is the steel plate in the floor.?


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 07:29 PM

Nice press. What is the steel plate in the floor.?

 

That covers my well pump; the garage was an addition (before my parents bought the house) and the garage was built over it. Because of it, my garage floor is not even close to flat, it has a giant hump in the middle!



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Posted May 07, 2013 - 07:30 PM

That looks great Ryan!! You are going to have some fun now! :D


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 07:33 PM

I think you came out on the top of that deal Ryan.  

 

 

 

That is one tool I desperately need. Congrats.

Me too!


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Posted May 07, 2013 - 09:39 PM

Nice drill press, I have a 1958 Shop Smith Mark 2 and love it. Was given to me a couple years ago and still works great. I can even convert it to a table saw, but I am missing the pieces to make it into a lathve.

 

 

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Posted May 08, 2013 - 02:37 PM

Could somebody with a floor model drill press measure the size of the base?

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Posted May 08, 2013 - 02:49 PM

My big old Industrial Delta is 27"x18" and the Craftsman is 19"x11". I would say my craftsman is about the same size and weight as yours.


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Posted May 08, 2013 - 04:30 PM

Mine looks just like yours Ryan, except I think mine is higher. Close to 6' off the floor to the top. It works great for what I've used it for.
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