12 years ago
Here are some pics of my "new" drill press.
The Anniversary sticker,
knob and bent adjustment shaft,
control and name plate,
I guess it does have more than one hole!
I cobbled the VFD up to the motor to see if it runs and the drive works and
it is very smooth and quiet. I had the max hertz set at 120 and did not
realize it at first so at even 2x the motor nameplate RPM it is still quiet!
My cheapy, Taiwan built Jet is noisier. The casting for the speed control
where it bolts to the frame is broken, for now a large washer through the
mounting hole seems to hold it. I probably will weld it up at some point.
Then the table lift crank is buggered up, but I think it should be an easy
repair. I just need to mount the VFD, and wire it up properly with run,
stop, and reversing switches where the factory on/off switch is and other
than a good cleaning it should be ready to go to work. For those not
familiar with this drill press, it stands 6'5" tall., and weighs a bunch!