Hey guys. I just noticed we have this big, nasty, heavy, old drill press here at my shop. It is still in working order, just needs some tlc. This thing is probably from the 50's or early 60's, built like a tank. It has a 1hp single phase motor on it.
I've been looking for a small used drill-mill for my garage at home. I have a feeling that this thing is heavier, stronger and more durable than many of the entry level drill-mills for sale today (asian made)
It looks like I could put an R8 spindle in place of the 1/2" chuck. It would just need some coolant, a new heavy base and maybe some more rigity added and a slide milling table.
What do you guys think?? Worth my time?