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Manufactured/Badged by:
Delta Manufacturing Co.
Milwaukee, WI; Jackson, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 11"
Submitted By: Brad Scher
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: Homecraft Bench Top
Date of Manufacturer: 1953
Serial Number: AV 2978
Last Updated 6/4/2014 2:02:54 PM

Comments:
Their "Homecraft" series is better quality I think than many new "Professional" models. These are very heavy, well made machines. One drawback is the top heaviness makes them prone to tip over. This one hit the floor a couple of times before I acquired it from C-list. Tripping over the cord, or swinging the table to one side with a heavy vise can topple them. I added a wide Oak base to make this one more stable. It's probably a good idea to bolt them down if possible, but I bought this one to be portable around the machine shop.I also rewired the "retirement" light into the motor switch to get rid of the extra cord.I hate to see good usable machines cannibalized on eBay, but at the same time, this one was beyond hope without replacement parts. The table was a pin cushion and the head was broken for the second time and the broken piece was missing.

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Comments: Face to Face
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Comments: All too typical "Frankenstein" repair
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Comments: A keyless chuck is a must, plus the spindle insert interchanges with other models.
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Comments: Extension base clamped to table
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