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    found one of these today in exc condition, richardson drill press,looking forward to restoring it
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    Looks like a reasonably easy restoration
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    yes sure does ,all there and pretty good condition, thanks Kryn

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    ought it home today gave it a bit of a cleanup,put a switch on it and redone the electricals and it runs like a sewing machine so I am going to clean it up a little more and leave it as is ,love the fact that it has grease nipples to bearings,only fault it doesnt have a winder for the deck ,and my morticer jig wont fit it ,s will have to sell it off and buy an actual morticer .

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    Hi,

    I have a Steirling drill press, much the same as the Richardson.

    Does anyone know what the speeds are? I'd like to know. Also, I'm having problems changing speeds. When I loosen the two square bolts/screws to move the motor back and forth nothing happens. I've tried tapping with a mallet but not really having any success. Any ideas?

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    According to the Richardson sales brochure, speeds for a standard machine are 350, 650, 1100, 2000, 3500, and 5500 rpm. Sterling and Richardson machines are identical, this was a badge-engineered production by Sterling Machinery in North Parramatta. As far as the motor mounting spigots are concerned, some light machine oil may help. Make sure the spigots are fastened with the bolts bearing squarely on the centre of the machined flats. If they have been done up onto the circular part of the spigots, the resulting burrs will cause the kind of problem you are having.

    Chas.

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    Default richardson drill press

    wish i could get the chuck up closer to the quill so I could use my mortising jig

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