Here are some pics of my "new" drill press. The Anniversary sticker,whole thing, knob and bent adjustment shaft, side, 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!
14 years ago