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  • #16
    Could have cleaned up the shop before snapping the pictures, seems like I see half dozen screws strewn about on the workbench.

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    • #17
      yes sweet they don't make them like that anymore
      Alistair, well it appears they do.
      I found their website. It is no longer hshassembly.com,
      It is now just www.hsassembly.com
      This link works.
      Direct link to the r53 drill press - http://www.hsassembly.com/index.php?...Itemid=34#r-53
      Looks like you can still buy these. Although I have no idea how much.
      So I guess that about wraps it up.

      Thanks again to Rube and hopefully in the near future he'll get a thread going on his half of the deal...
      Rubes cnc mini lathe restore.
      Steve

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      • #18
        So you traded a CNC lathe for a drill press?
        It IS a nice looking drill press.
        If they went out of business, well, I am not surprised, just one more company of many thousands that once stood for quality, gone due to tax and spend liberals gaining power in office in NY. Well, all those works are now happy on wellfare I am sure.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by BillH
          If they went out of business, well, I am not surprised, just one more company of many thousands that once stood for quality, gone due to tax and spend liberals gaining power in office in NY. Well, all those works are now happy on wellfare I am sure.
          Please take your meds a few hours before posting.

          - Bart
          Bart Smaalders
          http://smaalders.net/barts

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          • #20
            So you traded a CNC lathe for a drill press?
            In sort of kit form as it's missing some hardware now. I had built this machine from scratch-
            http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=24690
            Once I began building the mini HBM project and I decided to cnc it, I decided I did not need redundant machines. So I used several of the parts from the lathe to build the HBM. I enjoy older machines and have a real need for this older high quality small drill press. Rube is enjoying entering the home shop cnc world and so this small cnc lathe is a great project for him.
            Good trade for the both of us.

            Rubes still needs to do some work and spend a few bucks to get it back in operation. But once he finishes it, it's a heck of a neat little machine.

            I e-mailed the company and got a quick reply. These machines are still being made today. They sell for $1480 if anybody is interested in a new one.
            Steve

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            • #21
              Originally posted by BillH
              So you traded a CNC lathe for a drill press?
              It IS a nice looking drill press.
              If they went out of business, well, I am not surprised, just one more company of many thousands that once stood for quality, gone due to tax and spend liberals gaining power in office in NY. Well, all those works are now happy on wellfare I am sure.
              Amen.

              Glad to see they survived. Not many companies around here do.
              This product has been determined by the state of California to cause permanent irreversible death. This statement may or may not be recognized as valid by all states.
              Heirs of an old war/that's what we've become Inheriting troubles I'm mentally numb
              Plastic Operators Dot Com

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              • #22
                Originally posted by barts
                Please take your meds a few hours before posting.

                - Bart
                The truth hurts doesn't it?

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                • #23
                  Originally posted by S_J_H
                  In sort of kit form as it's missing some hardware now. I had built this machine from scratch
                  http://bbs.homeshopmachinist.net/showthread.php?t=24690
                  Once I began building the mini HBM project and I decided to cnc it, I decided I did not need redundant machines. So I used several of the parts from the lathe to build the HBM. I enjoy older machines and have a real need for this older high quality small drill press. Rube is enjoying entering the home shop cnc world and so this small cnc lathe is a great project for him.
                  Good trade for the both of us.

                  Rubes still needs to do some work and spend a few bucks to get it back in operation. But once he finishes it, it's a heck of a neat little machine.

                  I e-mailed the company and got a quick reply. These machines are still being made today. They sell for $1480 if anybody is interested in a new one.
                  Steve
                  I was following your lathe project, was a bit surprised at first that you traded it away. Seams like a good deal for both parties indeed. Glad to hear that company is still around. Funny how those liberals in NY have to beg companies to stay around and not move to the next state over to avoid all the insane taxes. In the summers I grew up near Syracuse on one of the finger lakes. I've seen first hand how socialism destroys an economy. Now we all get to witness it on a Federal level.
                  Enough going off topic, I like your drill press, high quality has a good feeling to it, doesn't iit?

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                  • #24
                    My delta rockwell has always been a little noisy. Does this one run real quietly?

                    It might be worth buying one just for that!

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                    • #25
                      I saw one of those not too long ago, but it was black. Seemed pretty nice, but I already have a Pratt Whitney 1/4 "Sensitive" drill press and didn't figure I needed 2. Seems to have a bit more z-space that my PW, but not enough to justify bringing another home to "restore". Not to mention the PW is more compact. Are those really "top shelf primo kit" such that it would be an significant upgrade from my PW? I think the PW likely matches it in approximate weight, but the spindle mount/guide/quill arrangement of the PW seems much heavier.
                      Russ
                      Master Floor Sweeper

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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by BillH
                        The truth hurts doesn't it?
                        Please Bill. Read the topic. Does it say "OT: How tax and spend liberals ruin companies"? No. So stick to the topic at hand, and if you just have to vent about liberals, feminists, the left, why your mother was mean to you or whatever, do it in your own thread... with a nice fat OT header so those of us who don't want to get a dose of Rush or Ann when we're reading about drill presses can do so.

                        Stop trolling please - join the discussion, don't derail it.

                        - Bart
                        Bart Smaalders
                        http://smaalders.net/barts

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                        • #27
                          Originally posted by barts
                          Please Bill. Read the topic. Does it say "OT: How tax and spend liberals ruin companies"? No. So stick to the topic at hand, and if you just have to vent about liberals, feminists, the left, why your mother was mean to you or whatever, do it in your own thread... with a nice fat OT header so those of us who don't want to get a dose of Rush or Ann when we're reading about drill presses can do so.

                          Stop trolling please - join the discussion, don't derail it.

                          - Bart
                          Hey now, Ann Coulter is a goddess, I love her.

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                          • #28
                            Does this one run real quietly?
                            Not really. But I think it's probably the very old V belt. It sounds sort of like a loud fan revving at 6000rpm. I'll have to remove the belt to check.

                            Baddog, got any pics of your 1/4" P&W Drill press?
                            I never really put much thought into what makes a good little drill press. I mean you just drill small holes with them. This one is very nice.
                            A 120lb machine that is designed for no more than a 1/4" drill bit is pretty stout. I put it to use and well ...drilled some holes with it.
                            It does have a real good feel to it. But what really makes it nice IMO is the add on table and fence that Rubes Dad built for it. It's a keeper is all I can say.
                            Steve

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by S_J_H
                              Not really. But I think it's probably the very old V belt. It sounds sort of like a loud fan revving at 6000rpm. I'll have to remove the belt to check.
                              Nice drill Steve.Don't worry about the noise,I picked up a little Hamilton drill a few days back.It spins up 9,750rpm,not used to hearing anything run that fast yet
                              I just need one more tool,just one!

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                              • #30
                                I thought I had a good pic, but couldn't find it. This is the best I could turn up...

                                I had to make the piece that fits over the top of the spindle, it was broken off when I got it. I just turned the broken stub out of the bearing retainer, and turned a piece of aluminum for a press fit, and drilled a hole up inside it to clear the spindle when full up.

                                Russ
                                Master Floor Sweeper

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