"Sonny" wrote in message
I might go check out this DP, give it to my nephew, if I buy.
Here's another, for your entertainment. I emailed this guy telling him he's
asking way too much, not that I was interested in it. He was asking $650
for it. His original posting had listed all sorts of amenities, several
wrong ones. I pointed out several things wrong with it and his posted
write-up. He dropped his price to $450.... still way too much. I emailed
Delta the serial number, asking the year made, no reply. Later, I called
Delta and they told me the DP was made in 1942. 3 days later, Delta
replies to the email and says it was made in '72. Go figure! Anyway, as a
quiz, what can you sight as being wrong with it?
If it works and doesn't clatter or have too horrible much runout (it will
have some) and it works I'd buy it in a second for only $50. It’s just a
branded import, but I do like the external quill stop better than the collar
ones. The machine light is a nice ouch as well. I might question why its
wrapped in saran wrap, but it might have just been to keep coolant, oil, and
chips out of the switches. I've seen that done before. Only having one
handle tells me it was used by somebody who had a favor for that free swing.
Several of my machines only have one handle, and I am seriously thinking
about pitching the cast handle on my similar drill press in favor of making
my own collar with a single handle.
Even the used Harbor Freight drills in that size class tend to sell for a
lot more than $50 LOL. If you check it out, and its ok. Even if you don't
like it later you can certainly sell it. Of course it does need to check
out as "ok" first.
If the bearings are bad I'd pass though. Its still just a branded import.