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Heelerau

Buffalo Post drill n 615

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Gentlemen, have just install the above into my new blacksmith shop. It is missing the powered arm and pawl, are these parts available or do I need to make one? 

 

Cheers 

 

Gordon

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Parts for old tools tend only to exist when you have another one to steal them from.  If someone else has a working example they may be nice enough to get you tracings or measurements for you to make replacements from.

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Thomas, thanks for the reply, I suspect you are quite right. I have been looking at pictures of similar Buffalo post drills and guess I should be able to make one with a bit of fiddling about. 

 

Cheers 

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Gentlemen,  found a part Buffalo mod 611 drill with the feed mechanism intact, took a punt and lo fits my mod 615 like it was made for it, feeds nicely. Guess a lot of parts are interchangeable with different mods for later models. Did cost me, but have never been able to source one off the net. Came from a chap who goes to farm clearing sales and has a pretty amazing collection of gear, you pay for it of course but sometimes you have little choice. P1030107.thumb.jpg.b442d604d6d9cf6e0caf83117e6e6f7e.jpgP1030106.thumb.jpg.202573bae8af6ce68f06b9ae7f697566.jpg

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Greetings Heelerau, 

          Did you know that that model has a two speed feature. You can remove the handle and hub and install it on the smaller gear hub for slow speed operation.  They are fun and functional too. 

 

Forge on and make beautiful things 

Jim

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Jim,

        thanks for that, I did realise that you could change the ratios,  but have chosen to leave it how it is. Thanks for the interest.

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How much would he charge to just trace the part(s) and then cut them out of plate back at your shop?

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I have ratted a couple more parts off my purchase, so has been well worth the cost, the pivot for the main pinion.  Just swapped over the top threaded cylinder which the shoulder that takes all the upward thrust was all but gone, and also a grub screw to hold the top hand wheel on which has now been refitted and now sits on the top of the frame with out the large gap as seen in the above. 

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