Manual Drill Press

All non-Cub/Cadet/IH/Farmall/Case tractor and machinery discussions.

Moderator: Team Cub

Forum rules
Notice: For sale and wanted posts are not allowed in this forum. Please use our free classifieds or one of our site sponsors for your tractor and parts needs.
mozer71
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 554
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Zip Code: 22650

Re: Manual Drill Press

Postby mozer71 » Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:15 pm

It is market fluctuation like you said. The reasons are dreary- Dear old timers have passed away in droves. The population continues to expand and eventually anyone with a whit of historical reverence wants to have something speaking of earlier times.
This isn't to mock or never use it. If the grid goes down long enough or just know how it operates, it tells stories.

lyle11
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 240
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:09 am
Zip Code: 44236
Tractors Owned: 48 FCub
55 Lowboy
60 Lowboy
Allis Chalmers B

Re: Manual Drill Press

Postby lyle11 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 2:18 pm

I think I’ll keep it. This is not something that I ever saw used. I suspect my father bought it later in life just to hang on the wall. Looks like I have to clean up the threads these two holes in the “chuck”.

Was the bit secured with 2 pointed set screws? (The hole doesn’t appear to be threaded all the way through)

And the bit had a flat side on the shank?


09BB5161-0579-4973-BD7E-30CE0393BAA8.jpeg
09BB5161-0579-4973-BD7E-30CE0393BAA8.jpeg (36.43 KiB) Viewed 330 times

mozer71
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 554
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Zip Code: 22650

Re: Manual Drill Press

Postby mozer71 » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:04 pm

That looks about right for drill bits of that shank dia. People put actual chucks on them, along the way. Yours and one of mine probably had a set of bits which fit. Instead of socket head set screws they used small square headed bolts. If the inside thread wasn't tapped through, the bolts were turned at the ends presenting a flat surface to the shank and still passing through the "chuck".
There is a certain chuck which was made for our low speed drilling/ boring. It isn't a 3-jaw, 2-jaw tapered Irwin type. It is made to clamp regular straight shank drill bits. It isn't a lathe chuck either because it isn't balanced right. It is a two jaw with Vee shaped jaws which adjust by one square head bolt ( rht one side lht other)

lyle11
5+ Years
5+ Years
Posts: 240
Joined: Mon Nov 24, 2014 12:09 am
Zip Code: 44236
Tractors Owned: 48 FCub
55 Lowboy
60 Lowboy
Allis Chalmers B

Re: Manual Drill Press

Postby lyle11 » Mon Aug 19, 2019 12:03 am

Thanks for all the good information Mozer.

SONNY
10+ Years
10+ Years
Posts: 3191
Joined: Thu Nov 09, 2006 11:26 pm
Zip Code: 61722

Re: Manual Drill Press

Postby SONNY » Wed Oct 30, 2019 1:36 pm

My Dad had one exactly like that. --He rigged a 1/4 horse motor to it. I think its still in the shed here under other stuff. When we moved I never got much set up again. Now use a 16-speed floor cheapie that dose my needs.

mozer71
501 Club
501 Club
Posts: 554
Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:33 pm
Zip Code: 22650

Re: Manual Drill Press

Postby mozer71 » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:10 am

People we don't know, have lacked the observation of old iron machinery. Tractor folks know all about it. Time racing so quickly another generation is interested to get hold of a piece which works or doesn't. It just isn't made that way and a true time capsule.


Return to “Other Tractors and Machinery”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests