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Manufactured/Badged by:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

True Manufacturer:
Rockwell Manufacturing Co., Pittsburgh, PA
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill, Radial
Machine Size: 32"
Submitted By: Neil Smith
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 32" Radial Arm Drill Press model 11-280
Date of Manufacturer: 1968
Serial Number: EA6889
Last Updated 5/23/2016 6:13:55 AM

Comments:
This was purchased from a local contractor who had no use for it and so it collected dust in the corner, many of the parts were seized including the quill and radial arm. With a little time it will be back to 100% - still a work in progress. After some cleaning, aligning and installing a serpentine belt - it runs incredibly smooth and accurate. It came with the original motor and stand (with wheel levers). Thanks to this web site the manual is available too. UPDATE: Thanks to member Gerald Buttigieg, for helping to date this machine and with pinpointing where it needed work - he says it's of 1968 vintage and through a process of illumination that the motor was causing the machines vibration. UPDATE: The motor has been serviced complete with new bearings, cable and plug (although they painted it the wrong color). The table is a cheapie from Harbor Freight but works fantastic. This is the best drill press I've yet owned. I'm ordering new pulley bearings and then it shall be near perfect performance wise. I really like this drill press a lot.

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Comments: The right front of the unit after more servicing.
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Comments: The front of the unit - after having the motor serviced and putting on a new table.
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Comments: The side model and serial number badge
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Comments: The motor badge (it has since been serviced)
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Comments: This is the way it looked when purchased.
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