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

True Manufacturer:
Delta Manufacturing Co., Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN
Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 15"
Submitted By: Daniel Kirkpatrick
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 15" Variable Speed Floor Model Drill Press
Date of Manufacturer: 1962
Serial Number: 1307016
Last Updated 3/12/2014 8:59:52 AM

Comments:
Purchased off of CL from a guy who used to work with a Spartanburg, SC Mechanical Engineering department. It was my first OWWM and it was a clunker - meth head smile (arch of shame), stripped gears for the speed adjustments, bad belt, wired for 220 but running with a 110 plug, and the motor was essentially falling off. Almost a year to the day I bought it, I drilled my first hole with it. I had to repair, replace or make a lot of smaller parts, replaced the motor with a properly mounted motor (1420rpm - a good compromise between 1140 and 1725), removed LOTS of grease and grime, and replaced the table top with plate aluminum. Just recently, I replaced the belt and everything is in great working order and I'm putting it through its paces.
I appreciate all the help I received on the OWWM forums - people helped me locate parts, gave advice on creating new ones, and someone made me a new 2" badge for the front as the old one was toast. This project would have been far beyond my grasp without the helpful folks over there.

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Comments: "After" photo - 99% done, just needed to add 2" badge at this point. Later replaced the belt. Also added the work light.
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Comments: Replaced the light switch with a Cutler Hammer, cleaned the speed dial carefully, and added the 2" badge kindly made for my by a fellow OWWMer.
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Comments: As purchased - dirty.
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Comments: As purchased
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