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Thread: My "New" "Small Bench Top" Drill Press

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    My "New" "Small Bench Top" Drill Press

    I placed an advertisement looking for a bench top drill press to take to the farm in OWWM. I got quite a few replies at inflated prices but an old friend there sent a message and said he had one and pick it up on my next trip through his area. So I picked up the "small bench top" drill press he set aside. I should have knows something was up when he recommended I drive the truck. He did say I might find a few other "small tools" at his place to take home. I did.

    1200 Front.jpg 1200 Left.jpg 1200 Right.jpg

    That's a Jet 1200 pound mobile base under it. There are 2 pieces of 3/4" plywood making the base. That was a joy to install alone. Here is the Rockwell that now will move to the farm. I had thought I was getting a smaller drill press than this one.

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    Last edited by Rich Riddle; 01-11-2017 at 2:05 PM.

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    You have a very good friend. Is that a Reeves type drive on the Rockwell/Delta ? Good luck getting that one onto your bench
    Dick Mahany.

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    Could you take a wide angle lens and shoot photos of that bench that DP is going on?

    Nice DP and friend.
    Ken

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    Ken,

    I would have to build a set of stairs going to the bench top, reinforce the bench, etc. This one is one the floor to stay. Bruce is a very kind man.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Could you take a wide angle lens and shoot photos of that bench that DP is going on?

    Nice DP and friend.

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    That is a GORGEOUS 1200!!! And that pristine production table... drool... not a hint of an arc of shame.
    5,306 miles from where the greatest things with 4 wheels are born
    5,328 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels are born
    5,301 miles from where the greatest things with 2 wheels and a band are born
    Seems to be more than a coincidence to me...

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    Somebody did a beautiful job restoring that Powermatic 1200.
    The 17" Delta press isn't too shabby either.
    You can always do little work on a big drill press.

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    We had one just like it in the small staff shop where I worked. It's an excellent DP.
    Please help support the Creek.

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    Mr. Bruce Norton restored the 1200.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Vaughan View Post
    Somebody did a beautiful job restoring that Powermatic 1200.
    The 17" Delta press isn't too shabby either.
    You can always do little work on a big drill press.

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    I love my 1200. It's a beast.

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    Very nice.

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    Rich, you really got screwed on that deal. Best if you ship it to me. I will even agree to split shipping with you.

    In the old, old days, many here would have commented about the sound of air entering a vortex . . . . . but them days be gone. So, let me just comment: Nice, very nice.

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