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Powermatic Machine Co.
McMinnville, TN; La Vergne, TN

Machine Specifications
Machine Class: Wood Working Machinery
Machine Type: Drill Press
Machine Size: 20"
Submitted By: Greg Olson
Machine Specifications
Description/Model: 1200 20" drill press
Date of Manufacturer: 1971(?)
Serial Number: 120V314
Last Updated 12/14/2009 12:18:15 AM

Bought off Craigs list from motorcyle/ATV dealer in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.
I have repaired the table lift knob, and the lift shaft was bent too. Replaced missing knobs/levers on speed control with ones bought from McMaster-Carr. I mounted a used VFD thst will allow me to run the three phase motor on single phase, along with the other options the VFD provides, forward/reverse, jog RPM, braking, and zero to 120 Hertz speed control in adition to the machine's variable speed. This gives me RPM's from zero, to two times the machines labeled RPM of 1275, or 2550 RPM. The machine was in good working order, and not really needing restoraton. A good clean up is in order, at this point re-painting is optional! I have been lusting over a good drill press for years, now I have one!

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Comments: 1200 with VFD mountedand factory control switch removed, and speed control levers replaced
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Comments: unloaded at home, good condition, other than the knob and shaft for the table lift was bent.
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