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1980 - Drilling Machine


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1980 - Drilling Machine


This pneumatic machine drilled all the lug holes in every drum from ?? to 1984. The turntable would rotate and drills would move in. There was a blue top & bottom for every size drum. You can kind of see where the notches were that told the machine to stop and drill.

It got moved to Mexico and back. Someone told me it may have been sold to DW in the late 1980's?

Keeping this thing running in Mexico was a challenge. Being pneumatic, if air leaked out of the fittings at any one of the drills, it basically had no power. I remember me and Jerry Ayles clamping a pair of vise-grips on one of the fittings before we left to drive back to California, hoping it would hold and keep the drill running. Thank goodness the Mexico experiment in labor cost savings was temporary. It was a huge hassle.

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