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Picked this drillpress up recently. Just looked like a neat old unit that might be useful once in awhile. Kept looking at the listing and thinking I should buy it, then a possible use for it has come up, so I went and bought it. Replaced the rotten 2 wire cord with a salvaged 3 wire cord, runs like a champ.

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Some more pictures.
If the possible use works out (it's a bit unusual), I will post some pics.

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May have to dig mine out of the iron pile one of these years.... or the stand part of it anyway which was already rusted solid when I got it.

I have a couple old 1/2 inch drills that should fit it.

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If you take the drill off the stand be sure to have a tight grip on it! Don't ask how I know.
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Is the drill a 1/2" or will it take a larger bit?
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The tag on the drill says 1/2", I haven't tried anything bigger in it yet. You can be sure the need to know how big will come up sometime in the future. Oh yea, that unusual job coming up will require a larger hole.

Doug, I know why. Been there, done that with other old 1/2" drills similar to that one. Them old ones got some kinda big torque.

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Finally got to that unusual use for the drill. Needed to drill a 5/8" hole in the mower drawbar on my F12. Put the base/table of the drill under the drawbar with a board and jacked it up against it. Added a c-clamp to help stabilize it and drilled the hole. Took 2 1/2 min to get through the drawbar without a pilot hole. Sure beat pushing a hand held drill hard enough to make a hole.

heins, the chuck won't take much over 1/2", maybe 17/32, but that would probably be a tight fit. The 5/8" drill I used had a 1/2" shank.

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Hard to go wrong with an old Black & Decker or Van Dorn tool. They made the best hand held power tools bar none.
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Was looking through Graigslist yesterday (Syracuse NY area) and there is another drill just like mine. It is missing the strap at the bottom of the motor that helps hold it to the stand. They are asking less for it than I paid, but it is missing that strap and the ad doesn't say if it runs or not.

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Added another B&D drill to the collection today, it is only a little 1/4" drill, but it matches the big one for vintage.
The seller asked what else I needed so I asked what have you got? He dug around and came up with these 2 Armstrong clamps and a J.H.Williams clamp. Was a good day.
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Another pic of the J.H.Williams clamp.
And yes, I have to fix the cord on the drill.
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