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Nick_G31/01/2017 21:20:00
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I have been offered a (seemingly) VGC 240v Meddings pedistal drill for £100

Bargain, get your wallet out pronto I hear you all cry.!

But is this too good to be true.? - Reason I ask is as I said it's in really very nice condition but the motor on it has Chinese symbol writing upon it. (this makes me unsure) It looks to be the original motor as the paint is a match between the main machine and the motor.

There is a Meddings lable on the drill but could it be a clone fake.? - I know Meddings is a highly respected make. But never having seen a Meddings in the flesh before I would not know the difference.

Cheers, Nick

Bazyle31/01/2017 21:29:22
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Lots of pictures on the web to give you an idea. Mostly made with 3 phase for industry so likely to have had a cheap import single phase motor put on and painted at the same time if it was 'restored'.

Robbo31/01/2017 21:55:31
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Plus 1 for Bazyle's opinion. I am sure there were original single phase Meddings, but all those I have seen were 3-phase, and some of those converted to single phase motors later.

Put up a picture?

John Stevenson31/01/2017 22:20:36
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Medding are still in business selling drills but they are now made in China.

Nick_G31/01/2017 22:36:25
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Thanks for the replies guy's.

John, that would make sense as the machine looks quite new ish and not to have been repainted.


John Stevenson31/01/2017 22:41:06
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From their web site. [ Courtesy of Google ]

Meddings Drills.

john lavin10/08/2018 10:23:13
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Hi does anyone know where I might be able to aquire a used rise and fall work table for a meddings M2 drill which I bought online but the rise and fall is missing. Thanks for any offers of advice. John

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