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  • Champion B&F Drill Tool Gloat w/pics

    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

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    After a quick cleanup

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    Tatered gears

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    ME

  • #2
    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.

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    • #3
      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.
      Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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      • #4
        Originally posted by camdigger
        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.

        [IMG][/IMG]

        Of coarse, that's a whole nuther project.


        ME

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        • #5
          :drool:

          Stop teasing us!

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Fasttrack
            :drool:

            Stop teasing us!

            OK

            [IMG][/IMG]


            ME

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            • #7
              Good case of OIS.

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              • #8
                Another gear source

                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.
                Byron Boucher
                Burnet, TX

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Boucher
                  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! 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.
                  Design to 0.0001", measure to 1/32", cut with an axe, grind to fit

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dr Stan
                    Good case of OIS.

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

                    ME

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                    • #11
                      1921 Champion ad

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                      • #12
                        I hope that truck has extra heavy duty springs!
                        Lynn (Huntsville, AL)

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                        • #13
                          Cool! Looks like the big one can make new gears for the small one.

                          Osha eat your hearts out.

                          Best regards, Jack

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