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Old 06-29-2009, 10:39 PM
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Can somebody tell me how old this drillpress is?

I have this drillpress here that I got from an uncle for $20. I think it is from the late '50's to early '60's. Can any of you guys give me any info on it. It works perfectly but it may need a new motor because the dang thing shocked me. The whole drillpress is energized when I plug it in. I used a tester on it and every piece of metal on it is "hot" while plugged in. Anyway on to the pictures.
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It looks like 50's vintage. BUT if it works your problem is in the wireing Not the motor most likely. I would check the wireing to the switch and light for breaks in the insulation or stray wires that are just bad enough to make the unit hot but not bad enough to short out completly.
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I bypassed the switch and it does the same thing. I think I need to open up the motor and check the connections. It could really use a new cord anyway. Can I open up this motor without wrecking it?
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Drillpress

It sounds like maybe someone mixed the ground and neutral wire around. I'd check the plug first.Black is hot, white is neutral and green is ground. I'm asuming it has a three wire plug. If not run a wire from any metal part of machine to the ground on the plug.
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I bypassed the switch and it does the same thing. I think I need to open up the motor and check the connections. It could really use a new cord anyway. Can I open up this motor without wrecking it?
The plate by the stepped pulley has the wiring connections. It could be just a frayed wire.
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It looks to need a new cord either way. Can I open up that motor without wrecking it?
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I have a simmular model. Check out Old Woodworking Machines at http://www.owwm.com/MfgIndex/detail.aspx?id=497 for more information.
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Scrapecoat,

By 'opening it'. do you mean take it apart and strip it down to the housing and armature, sure you can!

That motor was made when you could take it apart, put new brushes in, clean the armature and put it back together.

The cord is only a two wire (black and white wires), but you should put a third ground wire on to the chassis of the motor, like the screw that holds the motor plate on. Use a good multi-strand wire with black to the darker coloured brass holddown screw, and white to the lighter coloured one.

This drill press was built in about 1952. Those cast iron end covers come apart when you take the four hex nuts off, give it a tap to loosen, the bearing will tap out of the case and are still available. Take them in to a good bearing supply company and have them measured up. Run a piece of emory cloth over the armature ends where the brushes sit to clean off the tarnish and grease. Don't forget to oil it with 3inone oil when you have it back together.

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You need to open that thing up and find out why the frame is hot. Somewhere along the line somebody has done some shady wiring on it...I bet.

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The scary part is how long it was probably used in its current state. My dad and his brother "uncle" said they have never been shocked. When I was shocked by it my leg was rubbing up against a ford 9" I had sitting on some jackstands and on my calf is where I felt the shock. I had shorts on at the time and my hands were touching the drill press. I though I got stung by a bee at first. It took a couple of head scratches to figure out my leg was grounding out on that ford 9" and the damn drill press was the culprit.
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