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Alfa Machine Corporation ASR Drill Press Restoration and Information


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Today I am taking a closer look at a bench drill press made by Alfa Machine Corporation ASR. Who were they? No idea! I can't find any history on the company or even which country it was made in. The drill in question:

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

The plate on the side was sadly totally blank:

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

A few closeup details:

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

Depth gauge:

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

Motor removed:

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

The motor on the drill was a Crompton Parkinson 1.5hp unit - probably not what it came with from the factory, and it's a pretty common brand to find on a vintage drill press in Australia.

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

This handle clamps the head to the column:

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

Here is a partial restoration and review of an Alfa Machine Corporation ASR bench pedestal drill press.

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