View Full Version : My new used 150$ Drill press

02-11-2004, 01:55 PM
Well, she cost 150$, plus another 10$ for the guy to deliver it to our house with his pickup truck. I ran it at his house, with 3 phase power. She is smooth. Oh yeh, he also threw in an automatic Tapping head for free!

Although I dont have 220v in the garage, never will. So im probably going to put a single phase motor on it, and save the 3 phase motor for later when I do get a VFD for it and 220.
This place we are at right now is only temporary for a few years, we are renting it.

[This message has been edited by BillH (edited 02-11-2004).]

L Webb
02-11-2004, 02:16 PM
I think you did very well on that machine Bill.
You will enjoy it.


02-11-2004, 02:40 PM
That looks like a nice one. I like the table raising and lowering crank. The price is about right, but I'd have talked him down for the missing ball ends on the handles and I'd have moaned and groaned over the three-phase motor (trying hard not to break out in a smile.) Who knows? Depending on the sellers motivation?
I once bought a 15" three-phase radial arm saw with a new plastic coated carbide blade and a phase converter for $50. You've got to convince the seller that it is a pig-in-a-poke if it hasn't been used much, or has been used alot. I believe I was walking away from it when he gave in. I wired it up and it was a very powerful saw (three-phase just doesn't bog down!) Sometimes it makes them scary to use. I like a little belt slippage in a drill press for when the bit might bind. This might even be more important if you use that three-phase motor.

Over all you've made a pretty good deal. I wish I had a Tapamatic.


Mike Burdick
02-11-2004, 03:46 PM
Gosh Spence, I always thought a "good deal" is where both parties are happy! http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//wink.gif Sounds like this is the case for Bill.


G.A. Ewen
02-11-2004, 03:55 PM
Thats a dandy! Good for you Bill.

Mike W
02-11-2004, 05:02 PM
Nice, which lathe is that in the background?

02-11-2004, 05:10 PM
hehe, Thanks guys. The little lathe in the background is my 3ft bed South Bend 9c sitting on my new metal workbench that I payed 30$ for.

Alistair Hosie
02-11-2004, 07:20 PM
Don't tell us you bought this stuff of Santa.
Well the guy must be related to Santa who sold it! well done, http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair p.s $30 for the lathe was a bit much http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

02-11-2004, 07:31 PM
Nice tool... gee, tool envy again.. Must be why I get all them enhancement emails.. HA HA...


02-11-2004, 07:42 PM
Yeh Alistair, time to time, I find those metal workbenches for free, but never when I need one, bought that bench from an old lady for 30$, that bench must way over 200lbs. Tons of nice storage in it. I went to a used office furniture place nearby, guy wanted 70$ for a crappy little table, I offered him 50$, and he said no way, So I walked out and looked in the bargain news and found that desk.
Now, I hope you didn't mean that 30$ was too much for my south bend, lol!
IT's not that I am able to find good deals, I just happen to live where there are tons of good deals all around. So if any of you ever come to CT, check out http://www.bargainnews.com
Every week there is 4, 5, maybe 6 Bridge Port mills, some with Hard chrome ways, and DRO's. CT may suck for taxes, but it sure don't for used machinery.

02-11-2004, 08:17 PM
Nice press,lots better than Sears Lowbuck http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif According to ebay that chuck is worth $40.00

charlie coghill
02-11-2004, 09:16 PM
You want to watch thoes enchanencment e-mails. I ordered some vigra to try. The pill got stuck in my throath and I walked around 3 hours with a stiff neck. http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//eek.gif

Alistair Hosie
02-11-2004, 09:19 PM
Billh I was just being slightly jealous http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif well done on all counts.
You are a man after my own heart.
I like a bargain too.
When I bought my mig welder new an about a year or so ago I went to a metal company the guy pointed to a skip (read dumpster in the USA) were they had loads of good pieces of new reasonable size pieces, the guy told me to help myself while he went inside and sorted out some more from the bins inside.
When he came back all that could be seen of old Alistair was his feet sticking out as I retrieved the goodies. My son sat in the car red faced and tried to pretend not to know Me as I was covered in oil.
I had to go inside and take a shower the guys just laughed but my son reminded me about it for days saying I was a bum.
I have some of the square tubing and sheet material yet.
In fact I have been back twice for another dumpster dive http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
eat your heaart out IBEW http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif
That's the kind of well heeled bum I am http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif Alistair

p s good luck and keep it up laddie you've obviously got some scottish blood in your viens (makes J Stevenson mad) as he keeps reminding that I use two sides of the toilet paper in scotland) http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net//biggrin.gif

02-11-2004, 10:06 PM