I have a 1947 I use as a drill press that works well. I bought one that was given to a lifelong employee with every attachment made, bandsaw & about 100 woodworking mags for $450, had never been used. All the blades & chisels were plastic dipped. The old man said screw this I didn't retire to work so when he passed I bought it & now a paraplegic young man near me makes great woodworking projects with it. They make a great wood lathe & drill press & passable on the rest but if you have limited space & for cutting plywood they work well. I've bought incomplete ones just for the variable speed motors & the 2 or 3 output shafts.
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