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Posted 4 years ago

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This is my Champion Post Drill. I did not find the model number but think it is from the 1940's. I look at it and I see Art!

The post drill is capable of drilling anything that can be drilled by a modern drill press of equivalent size. Post drills were small (compared with the large line-shaft driven camel-back drill presses) and easily crated and shipped to any location.

The original owner assembled the post drill, mounted it to a wooden plank, and bolted the plank to a post or column in his workshop and added the motor. It is now sitting in my warehouse waiting for me to transfer to my workshop.

This is a very interesting link for iron tools and the history of iron.
http://www.beautifuliron.com/index.htm

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  1. jsw14 jsw14, 4 years ago
    Nice piece of art & a usefull old post drill.... Keep her oiled up! I love it.....
  2. wonderfulstuff wonderfulstuff, 4 years ago
    Will do, many thanks.
  3. nessa nessa, 4 years ago
    I have one similar to this that my grandfather used. very interesting to see it with a motor.
  4. wonderfulstuff wonderfulstuff, 4 years ago
    The original owner was meticulous keeping notes on everything he serviced in his garage, boat house or residence. He was an engineer and a practical man adapting everything to meet his needs.
  5. Joe Burke, 4 years ago
    Is there a source for parts? Mine is similar to your picture, with a flat belt pulley, but is missing the small drive cog wheel. I would like to fix it up to use, as I remember how well one worked for drilling heavy metal when I grew up on the farm.

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