I appreciate quality tools
Ricky and I picked up this Clausing model# 1670 drill press with a Baldor motor from an auction over the weekend. She’s a real deal drilling machine.
I really like the simple detail of the riveted badges proudly displaying where they were made.
We’ve been cleaning, oiling, and checking over the entire machine and noticed that the chuck spins slightly off center. After removing the pressed on jacobs chuck it appears the spindle doesn’t sit absolutely straight. Hopefully with some more investigation she’ll be true and ready for some serious speed hole drilling.
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Published - Feb 28, 2017
In another life I think I could have been a machinist. I originally came across this guys youtube from a post on Practical Machinist about how to move machinery. This is some of the best instructional type videos I’ve seen and it helps that he uses a GoPro camera. I can’t wait to have a […]