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Michael Edwards
09-29-2010, 12:32 PM
I picked this up a few weeks ago on CL for $150. Champion Blower & Forge 20" with 1 1/2 hp that I wired 110v. It's in pretty decent shape, except for the power feed gears. I also got a spare flat belt with it. In back gear on the lowest speed she does 19rpm, I haven't checked all the other speeds yet. As a test I drilled a 1 1/4" hole in mild steel with a 1/4" pilot, no sweat. This is quite a step up from my old drill press that I was borrowing from my dad, so he finally got his back.

Before

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4085/5036536094_e7b0170f62.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8098483@N03/5036536094/)

After a quick cleanup

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4132/5035919355_00067f5c97.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8098483@N03/5035919355/)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4126/5036538020_de42211552.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8098483@N03/5036538020/)

Tatered gears

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/5036539930_962b489be7.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8098483@N03/5036539930/)

ME

Fasttrack
09-29-2010, 12:39 PM
I'm green with envy! I've been looking on CL for a drill press for a family friend. I've found that most people want 70-80% of new for a used press, no matter what the condition is...

Awesome find. Probably one of the best 150 bucks you can spend. I like tools like that - they are useable as they are but they also have some room for improvement. It makes for a fun project.

camdigger
09-29-2010, 01:15 PM
Nice find.

Boston gear, Martin gear, Stock Drive Products among others might give starting points for the gears. Or maybe you could convince Sir John to make you a couple while he's Beta testing the 4 axis miter/bevel gear features of that new gear software he's playing with lately. Shipping might be a bit of an issue though.

Michael Edwards
09-29-2010, 01:52 PM
Nice find.

Boston gear, Martin gear, Stock Drive Products among others might give starting points for the gears.

If they are not easily obtainable, then I should be set with this.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4071/4620735650_dc296c9459.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8098483@N03/4620735650/)

Of coarse, that's a whole nuther project.


ME

Fasttrack
09-29-2010, 02:58 PM
:drool:

Stop teasing us!

Michael Edwards
09-29-2010, 03:03 PM
:drool:

Stop teasing us!


OK :D

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4001/4620122837_3862c4d0fb.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8098483@N03/4620122837/)


ME

Dr Stan
09-29-2010, 04:13 PM
Good case of OIS. :D

Boucher
09-29-2010, 04:23 PM
I have used the gears from a differential from the auto scrap yard and just modified the mounting for slow speed it is easier and cheaper than most other options. Just a thought. Those old tools work great. Thanks for posting.

camdigger
09-29-2010, 04:50 PM
I have used the gears from a differential from the auto scrap yard and just modified the mounting for slow speed it is easier and cheaper than most other options. Just a thought. Those old tools work great. Thanks for posting.

That's embarrassing!:o Especially when I'm constantly on the lookout for gears to salvage as for years, I had no way to cut even the simplest gear, and most projects I had in mind seemed to need a gear set.:rolleyes:

Michael Edwards
09-29-2010, 05:10 PM
Good case of OIS. :D


Ya and I'm pretty sure that it's terminal.

ME

john hobdeclipe
09-30-2010, 10:08 AM
http://www.auldooly.com/imagehost/champforge001-9c.jpg

lynnl
09-30-2010, 02:38 PM
I hope that truck has extra heavy duty springs!

thedieter
10-01-2010, 12:12 AM
Cool! Looks like the big one can make new gears for the small one.

Osha eat your hearts out.

Best regards, Jack