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

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 15"
Submitted By: Bob Aquino
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 15-655
Date of Manufacturer: 1981
Serial Number: 1814733
Last Updated 5/7/2009 6:14:38 PM

Comments:
This machine was bought via auction from the Virginia Beach Public Schools system. Its a single phase machine with a mag starter and variable speed. Overall physical condition of the press was very good with just a light surface rust. Mechanically it needed a bit of work. It was a bit noisy especially when lowering the quill to the full 6" stroke. I replaced both sets of bearings and eliminated the noise in the quill. Runout went from .002 to about .0005.

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Comments: Rockwell VS 15" Drill Press 15-655
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Comments: The VS Reeves drive, very simple
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Comments: Parts of the quill assembly with new bearings installed
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Comments: Original Paint, column and table cleaned up nicely
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Comments: Table and Base
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