J&L drill press

  1. Gragson

    Gragson Forum Supporter

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    Bit impulse but it was local and I needed a bigger one.
    Says made in Taiwan Kennametal J&L - Very smooth quiet motor, everything works, just needs a bit of lube, anyone heard of them, any good? Paid £48 IMG_0320.jpg IMG_0321.jpg IMG_0323.jpg IMG_0325.jpg IMG_0326.jpg
     
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  2. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    You grabbed a bargain there! :thumbup:
     
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  3. Rig Pig

    Rig Pig Member

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    J&L are a tool supplier, Kennametal are one of the tool brands they advertise, I haven't used them for years and they seem to have been taken over by another company but the website looks the same.
     
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  4. brightspark

    brightspark Member

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    looks substantial good speeds and a half decent motor and chuck size . bargain
     
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  5. winchman

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    Its genetic made in Taiwan one, I feel they are well made and very good value, we had one and sold it to Puffernutter, basically the same machine but sold under a different brand.
     
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  6. Hood

    Hood Forum Supporter

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    As above, rebranded generic but of the better quality.

    J an L Industrial supplies was the original company then Kennametal/Hertel bought them but the name remained. Kennametal then sold out J and L to MSC and the name changed but the Hertel name was part of the deal I think. The Hertel stuff MSC sell is definitely of an inferior quality to original Hertel stuff.
     
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  7. Ali

    Ali Member

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    I’ve got an identical one with APTC (Axminster Power Tool Centre) branding. Bit sloppy now due to abuse (by me), and due a rebuild.
     
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  8. Gragson

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    Been looking for Fobco, Meddings, Startrite etc - but the seller prices have wisend up - way up!
    Someones looked after this up until recently, the paint is great and just some surface oxide, cleaned up a bit, the chuck has come up fine, just wire wheeling the bare base and may do the table, but I doubt it :whistle: It is a solid bit of kit and all working - even the guard isn't broken, won't be long till I break that...
    Picked it up locally from an engineering place in Olney, really nice people.

    I'm well chuffed with it. Especially for just under £50 :cool:



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  9. winchman

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    Excellent value shouldn't wear it out with home use, I think you should bolt it down that tape won't hold it.:scared:
     
  10. slim_boy_fat

    slim_boy_fat Forum Supporter

    :clapping: :clapping:
     
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