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    I went to get my new jig borer yesterday and saw this cute little drill in the corner, can anyone help me identify it. It's clearly very high end, I believe it's German. On the back is a variable speed drive that is 220/400 3 phase, but the fella I bought it from had put a little 110v AC motor on it.

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    The electrical tag says Frei Brothers. Onstmettingen is a town in the southwest corner of Germany, south of Stuttgart.

    Bohr. Gew. is German for drill tap. Too bad the OEM motor is gone.

    The chuck looks like a Rohm keyless Supra drill chuck, their middle quality (Spiro is the best line). These are both self-tightening chucks, like the Albrecht, and will not work for tapping. A German machine may have a B taper spindle rather than a Jacobs taper, should you wish to change the chuck.

    ROHM - Quick-action drill chuck Supra
    ROHM - Spiro 6 High Precision Keyless

    Lots of hits on Google. Here is a spec sheet that says the spindle is B12 and the 2012 list price was over $4500:
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    The drill was built by Solid Automation in Germany.

    Larry

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    Hey thanks for the info Larry. I believe the original motor is inside.I was given the original parts for the entire machine,accept the manual as he could not find it.But is calling if he does. I will probably leave the machine as is and just enjoy using it daily. I have several tapmatics and many machines so my tapping needs are pretty well covered.

    I do use a ton of small drills between #55 up to a #19. Everyday. I make custom knives by hand with all of my old machines.I think this little drill will be excellent for running the small drills.

    I also picked up a linley jig borer That is basically brand new. It indicates at zero.the dial didn't budge on a 6" circle plate. I have not indicated the drill yet but I was told it is the same, I'll need to make a 1/4" Holder for my indicator to have a look. I'll share photos of the linley if anyone cares to see?

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    Ok so the middle pulley,is attached to the motor, it's driven by the center pulley instead of the rear on more recent machines. You can give get a feel for it here.

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    Nice pics but back off the zoom. Can’t make sense of what I’m seeing without a wider view.


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    Any better?

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    cool drill, but lets see some of your work please... Jim

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    I can only share two at a time.

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    Thats cool.


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