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Rockwell Manufacturing Co.
Pittsburgh, PA

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery & Metal Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 14"
Submitted By: Dan Galligan
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: DP-225 14" Drill Press
Date of Manufacturer: 1954
Serial Number: 117-9716
Last Updated 9/30/2016 4:57:07 PM

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My grandfather, Charles Galligan, bought it new, and used it heavily until he took ill in 1964, and subsequently died in 1966. It then became my dad's drill press, and to the best of my knowledge, never even got plugged into the wall, from 1964, until today 9/30/2016. When dad passed in 2002, he left this particular drill press to me. It's been stored at my home, since, but left unused. I thought about maybe buying a new drill press, but knew that I'd never get one of it's quality. It has a Delta motor, rated for both 115VAC & 230VAC. The electric cords are pretty badly rotted, and it really needs to be re-wired, before being actually put into service, here on my farm. The top guard is missing, and without a manual, I'm having a heck of a time, figuring out how everything works on it. I think the V-Belt, is the wrong size, as I cannot get the idler pulley, to help apply any tension, and the spring assisted motor swivel, doesn't seem to move nearly far enough, to make it right. But, I'll get it figured out. I think the Cutler Hammer main power switch on the front, may be bad, as someone (presumably my grandfather) wired a toggle switch on the junction box, where the electrics run to the Cutler Hammer switch, and to the motor.

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