Rockwell 15-650 unidrill

matthewsx

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What a beast....

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Glad I have a built-in gantry in front of my house.

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Why?

Well it was a heck of a deal. And, for machine building it will be nice to drill holes into bases without having to juggle them on a tiny table....

John
 

matthewsx

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Yeah, I guess they weren't very popular but I'm a sucker for oddball old iron....

John
 

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The photos are kinda dark so not until I went back to the pic in the carport did I get more of an idea of what it really looks like. It's almost like a radial arm drill press? Is there some kind of lift mechanism on the column? Does the head also rotate?
 

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What a beast....
And, for machine building it will be nice to drill holes into bases without having to juggle them on a tiny table....

John
What a cool beast it is, Variable speed to boot. I agree, I love my 24" Fosdick drill press.
 

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Yeah, it's a pretty beefy machine in a relatively small footprint. When I get to building a stand for it I'll have storage underneath and I figure it can do anything that my other drillpress can do. It should be able to run slow enough to make whatever holes I want and if not I can always change to 3-phase with a VFD. Worst case I'll end up selling it for a nice profit but I think it's probably a keeper for all it can do.

John
 

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The photos are kinda dark so not until I went back to the pic in the carport did I get more of an idea of what it really looks like. It's almost like a radial arm drill press? Is there some kind of lift mechanism on the column? Does the head also rotate?

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These are from the Craigslist ad. Yes, tilting articulated radial arm drill press. Thanks to Mr. Whoppee for posting it up on here, I usually look every day but I was out in the shop and missed it until I found it listed here. Nice guy, had an awesome hobby car shop with a lift an everything. I feel lucky to have gotten it, he said lot of other folks were asking about it.

John
 

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Very cool!
How does the column lift work? Worm gear?


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matthewsx

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Very cool!
How does the column lift work? Worm gear?


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Haven't taken it apart yet but it does move all that iron up and down surprisingly easy....

John
 

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Pretty cool machine, John. Never saw one like that before. Looks like maybe 1HP? Should come in real handy so congrats!
 
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