We got our Clausing Variable speed head mated to the Buffalo pedestal by cutting off a piece of the 3" dia. short post that came with the table mount Clausing head and bored it to 2-3/4" and saw-cut to make a bushing split on one side. (Gunner's idea) It's perfectly square and works great! It was worth the time to put a reverse switch and a connector for a future foot pedal. At 1 hp, this thing doesn't stall, doesn't make noise, and doesn't vibrate. While we had the table off, we removed a little ridge in the casting around the post that was raised a bit above the table level...why did they do that? We couldn't let the vise rest against the post. The only problem we all seem to have is translating what speed to use for a bit size. It was intuitive to set the old belt step pulley. What a machine! And, only $200! Next time somebody asks what is the most important machine in a shop, try going without a drill press for a few days.
16 years ago