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Posted on How would you move an old iron drill press?

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#1 posted 10-03-2016 08:45 PM

You can remove the motor, belt cover(s) and table to make it lighter. You could also pull the head and base if you were so inclined, but that is probably overkill and not really necessary. Then a hand cart or movers dolly would be all you need with two people guiding it. Maybe bring along some plywood and longish 2x material just in case – you can make a ramp/slide for the stairs and back of the truck if needed.

Also – I don’t know what model you are looking at… but they aren’t all that heavy really, just kind of awkward since they are top heavy. A typical 1954 Delta floor model drill press, like the 14-208, has a shipping weight less than 200 pounds w/motor (~170lbs).


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