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OleGrump

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#1 posted 08-23-2019 12:31 AM

Tyler, Thank you for your information! As it happens, she arrived late this afternoon, and I spent some quality alone time in the shop with her. While exploring my new love, I found that her gear wheel was indeed originally painted red. There are traces of this color inside the gear wheel and under the cam on the outside of the wheel. Seeing that the head, work table and base plate are held by hex head rather than square head bolts, she must be younger than some of the others we see. This would be in line with once having a decal on the gear wheel instead of a stamping. I’ll see what I can dig up for Millers Falls drill presses.
Kenny, you are RIGHT, Sir! Those ARE “T” track slots in the work table. (Table is 6” wide X 6 5/8 deep) Another sign of a later model drill press. The bottom of the slot is so small, I’ll have to see what might fit in them.
Until I can get a new spring, I have been able to disengage the automatic advance mechanism. I can still advance the chuck by turning the hand wheel every few cranks. While I did have to stretch budget a bit, and after a lot of consideration, I’m very glad I went ahead and bought this contraption. I know I’ll enjoy it for years.

-- OleGrump


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