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Found 14 results

  1. First off, this pic was grabbed off net cause I am at work and cant find a pic on any device I have with me. Now, after five years I have finally gotten the $15 auction find 616 free and spinning. Unfortunately, the top threaded bar and collar( that control the vertical motion) have rusted somewhat so I will have to get new ones machined. Problem is I cant get the collar that connects to the drill shaft to move. Is there something I am missing or am I just not using my manly muscles?
  2. I recently acquired a post drill that has “Kimbark” molded on the main body. Under that is ”Chicago”. Anybody have any background on the company? Maybe could tell me where to get more info? Idea’s on how to figure out a model or it’s age or value before I start tearing in to it to restore it and mount it in my shop? Any ideas on how I can pursue details is appreciated. Googling didn’t get me too far.
  3. So I picked up an Acme Post drill. From what I can find is they were sold by Sears. It is in decent shape and has had some repairs done well. The only thing left to so is replace the ratchet arm and claw. Here are some pics of the overall drill and the attempt by previous owner to make a new ratchet arm and claw. Does anyone know where I can find one? I wish I had an old one for someone with blacksmith skills to cast a new one. Any and all help is appreciated in advance!!! Also any other good information anyone can give me about it would be great too.
  4. Hello everybody today I acquired this huge post drill hand crank in very good shape very little slop and play in the spindle the only thing is it seems to be missing any kind of mechanism to turn the feed to lower it down as your Drilling not a big deal I just I would appreciate if somebody would have pictures of what it should look like so I can make something work for it did excellent drill and all their minus this part
  5. does anyone know about the Wiley & Russell New Green River Drilling Machine no.22 ?? once again, I can only find a couple photos, and none look the same, and no real info about them.. thanks, JT
  6. Hi, I am trying to find some good pictures of a champion post drill. I lost some parts for a basket case drill I had when a tree fell on my shop. So, if anyone either has the missing parts and wants to sell them, or has good pictures of the missing parts so I can make them let me know. Location, Wilmington, DE
  7. Just finished restoring.
  8. I bought a Buffalo Forge No 616 about a year ago at an auction for $25. Looked decent shape but obviously had sat outside in grass and was rusted. it would not turn so I tried electrolysis on it and that didn't do it so now a year later I have a new plan. I don't have time to pend on this thing so I have mounted it up on my shed wall and oiled every joint and shaft opening that I could see. I then filled up the divot up at the top where the elevation wheel is to the brim.with motor 30W. I am asking for opinions about whether you think this will even work ( and time is not a problem at this pont, I can keep filling it this way for the next six months) or do I need to use the gallon of WD40 like some else suggested. Appreciate all answers.
  9. So I have always admired the older style of drill presses but never expected to really purchase one but this little beauty came along at a really good price and I couldn't pass it up! The former owner had it hanging way up at the top of this huge building he had along with lots of other old tools. When he got it several several years ago all he did to it was coat it in paint. All the thick paint it going to be a pain to get off but I'm not complaining, it really preserved it super well and the thing is just in amazing shape. I got it all tore it down tonight and plan of using electrolysis to get all the thick paint off it this weekend. I am going to repaint it afterwards but I don't know how I want to, so give me suggestions by showing me what yours looks like.
  10. Does anyone know the years that Buffalo Forge started making and ceased making the 612 post drill . I have a copy of an advertisement for it dated 1941, but no solid dates of manufacture .
  11. JTF

    Post Drill Bits 001

    Post drill straight shank bits, they are getting harder to find nowadays. I paid $20 for these on eBay.
  12. So I bought a 616 last week for $23 and it needs a little work sure, but in looking at it I noticed that there was a third drive shaft with no gear on and didn't seem necessary and now looking online I see a third gear in this spot. Its not the gear attached to the flywheel and its not the big gear attached to the main shaft which has the handle through it. So what is this small gear for. Would like to restore it but not going any farther until I know Im not beating my head against a brick wall. Thanks in advance for your time....
  13. I was wondering how many ways guys had come up with to adapt the standard 1/2" bit socket on post drills to take modern larger bits. Just bought a Buffalo Forge 616 and so now it is my new project for a while.
  14. I want to buy a post drill. I live near South Fort Worth. I would like to drive and look at it but I dont want to drive to wisconsin where it seems all of them are for sale at. haha. I want one that is two speed. I dont want to pay a ridiculous price. Where can I find one? Any suggestions? I can't find one on Ebay or Craigslist that meets my afore mentioned requirements. Help.