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Rockingdodge26/03/2019 19:53:53
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JasonB26/03/2019 19:57:35
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Flymo

Rockingdodge26/03/2019 19:59:10
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Ha ha, nice one Jason. cheeky

Rockingdodge26/03/2019 20:00:46
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There's no id on the castings but the gears are well made, the motor looks to be french. I picked it up for £28 at a local auction, I think I can add tapping to it without too much effort.

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Andrew Evans26/03/2019 20:52:29
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It's similar to something I picked up. Mine is more like a larger version of the GH Thomas sensitive drill.

Michael Gilligan26/03/2019 21:47:08
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Nice reduction gearing yes

Sorry, I don't recognise the machine.

MichaelG.

Jeff Dayman26/03/2019 23:33:49
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I was going to say "table saw" (grey thingy at left) but Jason beat me to it with the Flymo wit.

I wouldn't add too much tapping to it - you'll spoil the paint and chips will fill the tappings!

Seriously, though - you may need to change pulleys and belt to toothed synchronous type, from the round urethane orange one, for tapping anything bigger than about M4. Not a big deal to change it over though, if need be. Try it and see - with the high reduction the round orange belt may be fine.

Nicholas Farr27/03/2019 06:52:11
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Hi Rockingdodge, it could be someone has modified the drive to an old belt driven drill press. The castings are not that dissimilar to my Bonds Maximus drill press.

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Regards Nick.

Rik Shaw27/03/2019 09:15:55
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I built one of these forty years ago from a set of castings that were advertised as for a "sensitive drill". The foundry was somewhere in Lincolnshire.

Rik

Rockingdodge27/03/2019 10:12:17
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Posted by Jeff Dayman on 26/03/2019 23:33:49:

I was going to say "table saw" (grey thingy at left) but Jason beat me to it with the Flymo wit.

I wouldn't add too much tapping to it - you'll spoil the paint and chips will fill the tappings!

Seriously, though - you may need to change pulleys and belt to toothed synchronous type, from the round urethane orange one, for tapping anything bigger than about M4. Not a big deal to change it over though, if need be. Try it and see - with the high reduction the round orange belt may be fine.

Hi Jeff, I did mean manual tapping, i don't think the motor would have enough torque and there would be little control.

The drive shaft is held by a nut on the top and my thoughts were to make an extended nut and make a handle similar to the G H Thomas Universal Pillar Tool, and by releasing the balance weight I would have a super dooper tapping machine.laugh

Roger

Oh, and I don't eat chips in the workshop cheeky

Edited By Rockingdodge on 27/03/2019 10:13:19

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