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New to me drill press

Postby QueticoBill » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:17 pm

Found a 60s era Delta Rockwell 11-280 radial drill press at an estate sale. Couldn't resist. Not designed for steel but I think with cross arm slid back the column will be stuff enough. Well see. Excited to clean, lubricate, and use.

Wondered if this should be in "cast iron".
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Re: New to me drill press

Postby Pmullen503 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:48 pm

Good score if the price was right. You'll find that you won't use the radial function much but it's a neat tool nonetheless.

I have a fully restored 1946 Yates American 1702 combination saw, jointer and disk sander. I smile every time I use it though the jointer is almost useless. (I have a Walker Turner 6" jointer from the 1930's- nice tool.)

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