17 years ago
like the red one on this page: has a longer driveshaft with two flat belt pulleys on it. The table was
broken in half back where it bolts onto the support, but today Ernie did a
fantastic TIG weld on it using nickel rod, ran a tap through to chase out the
rust, and the original threads still work. An amazing weld. What an artist.
Anyway, there are a couple of things about this drill press (which is in
pieces) I don't understand. I don't get the bit about the 2 flat belt
pulleys. Here's a pic of a similar machine with one flat belt pulley, and
you can see the length on the driveshaft where another one goes.
Also, the machine is missing the thrust bearing entirely, and it
doesn't look like the same setup as a No. 90, shown on this page:
Here's a tantalizing fragment:
It mentions no. 97s and one says it has a tight and a loose pulley and something
about 250 rpm. Hoo boy this has my curiosity going bigtime! It says the tool
weighs 175 pounds which seems about right - lot of cast iron in this pup.
Can anyone shed any light?