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Online Sudsy

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Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« on: February 09, 2019, 11:34:19 AM »
I have the opportunity to pick this up for $75
No opportunity to test it out

Can't find anything on it. I would either keep it as an upgrade to my 1940's Craftsman or 1950's Atlas - or fix it up and sell it but I need to have at least an approximation of it's value to feel comfortable buying it without testing it. (no power where it's at)





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Re: Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2019, 11:49:54 AM »
If it has a removable motor I would probably buy it. I would pull, yank, twist, turn and pull everything to make sure nothing is broke worn out like bushings or bearings. Smell the motor to see of it smells burnt. I would take a chance on it. Unless it was used for production work in a factory, it probably has not been used that much.

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Re: Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2019, 11:53:38 AM »
Came from the shop of a home machinist

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Re: Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2019, 02:30:15 PM »
Better yet. You know he was going to take care of it. It was his money that bought it!

Did you ask him why he’s getting rid of it?

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Re: Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2019, 03:00:33 PM »
Because he died 10+ years ago
This is all coming out of a basement of a house that's going to be torn down to put up a strip mall

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Re: Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2019, 08:25:58 PM »
I passed
Went searching online for parts and found nothing - not a good thing if something is wring with it.

Bought a cool old Wrights rolling toolbox instead

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Re: Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 09:13:50 AM »
I've only seen arbor presses and large sheet metal equipment made by Famco, good stuff.
A bunch of pics (3000+) of tools and project in our shoppe
https://www.facebook.com/187845251266156/photos/?tab=albums

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Re: Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2019, 09:38:52 AM »
It looks like a really good machine, but the complete lack of parts did scare me off

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Re: Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2019, 11:09:18 AM »
Wonder if another company made them for them? they rebranded them?
A bunch of pics (3000+) of tools and project in our shoppe
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Re: Anyone familiar with FAMCO bench top drill press ?
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 11:26:40 PM »
Doesn't look like any press I've ever seen before