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#1 boyscout862 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 11, 2015 - 07:51 PM

This ad was on CL earlier today.

 

Drill Press - $40 (Baltic)

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condition: new
make / manufacturer: Atlas

Atlas drill press. 1/2" chuck. Never used

 

I went to see it and it was as advertised. I bought it. It is so heavy that I struggled to carry it up the bulkhead stairs. It was as it came from the factory, still attached to a wood pallet bottom, and with the accessory box.

 

It needs an electric motor. I learned to salvage electric motors out of washing machines many years ago. A company named AMT used to sell mounting bases for electric motors to do just what I was doing. I hope that I still have a couple in a box(and that I can find it). The washer motors are 2 speed and can be wired with a 3 way toggle on the machine. This will have to wait until I can't work outside.

 

I will try to scan the manual and post it in the Manuals Section when I can figure out how to do it. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted October 11, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Awesome find Rick!
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Posted October 11, 2015 - 08:11 PM

That is the deal of the week for-sure!

Thanks for posting a photo.


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Posted October 11, 2015 - 09:04 PM

That looks to be in pretty good shape. Those old drill presses are real good machines.
Nice buy. My dad snagged a Buffalo Machine Tool drill press about a year ago, guy was going to take to scrap for hauling it away.
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Posted October 11, 2015 - 09:19 PM

There can't be a lot of those left NOS. You did good!!   :thumbs:


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 06:50 AM

Wow! Very nice find. With all that metal in it I'll bet it's a lot stronger than what you can get these days.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 06:55 AM

I would love to find a deal like that!  Quality built that you can't find or afford these days.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 07:04 AM

Very nice score there, Rick! Hope you can get the motor hooked up soon.


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 07:22 AM

Great find, Rick! I have an old Buffalo that's heavy like that. Runs so smooth. Looking forward to you setting it up and poking holes  :thumbs:


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 09:40 AM

That is just sweetness right there.  Made when quality = longevity


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Posted October 12, 2015 - 02:34 PM

Nice score Rick. 


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Posted November 23, 2015 - 06:40 PM

That's nice. Beaver made one identical years ago. I'd like that one as it bears the name of my grandson born last Friday. All 11.5 pounds of him with his 1 year old brother who weighed a mere 10.5 pounds

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Posted November 23, 2015 - 08:21 PM

That's nice. Beaver made one identical years ago. I'd like that one as it bears the name of my grandson born last Friday. All 11.5 pounds of him with his 1 year old brother who weighed a mere 10.5 pounds

Congratulations, he's a big boy. Time to start on a tractor for him. I hope that you all have happy holidays. Good Luck, Rick



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Posted November 23, 2015 - 11:24 PM

Well the sister was a svelte 13 POUNDS ,unfortunately they are moving to England next month  enroute to Nova Scotia,,,,I expect to see them all next month..a visit m s o loving for!!


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