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  • Restoring and Assembling an Old Drill Press

    I have just purchased a Rockwell(USA made) 15in 6 speed floor model. It was made in the mid 60s. I will not repaint it though as cleaning what paint is there and all the other metal parts will be sufficient. The motor on it is 208v 3phase so it has to go. I have a new motor for it that was paid for by selling my old Taiwanese Delta 14in floor model. Beautifully made and very heavy to move. It actually has a wet table on it so I can run coolant as well. Probably still worth nearly a thou these days. They sure dont make them like this any more. Major score for my shop. FYI usually there are only 2 bearings on the quill so if it wobbles pull the head and get them replaced. Back to new.

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