Boice Crane Drill Press

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Boice Crane Drill Press
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Owner/Loaner PS:One
Serial Number 23649
Make/Model Boice Crane 24103 24" Power Feed
Arrival Date January 2015
Usability yes
Contact Dean Anderson
Where Cold Metals
Authorization Needed yes
Hackable no
Estimated Value $600
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Removal Section

  • What is it? - Boice Crane Drill Press
  • Who is sponsoring? - Cold Metals Host - Jim Brink
  • Date published to the mailing list and RT- 06/11/2018
  • Asset value - $100
  • Suggested method of removal - Public sale- Craigslist
  • Background notes -
  • Resolution of removal -
  • Approval -


8 speed

Gear-head. No belts or Jacobs chuck to slip, which means there is a lot of torque.

Morse #3 taper spindle

Capacity, cast iron 1 1/4"

Drills to center 23"

approximate weight 600 pounds

motor HP 1.5 (high) 1.2 (low)

Spindle speeds (8) 84, ...

Auth/Use Notes

These notes are for reference after authorization by a person.

Only use drills and accessories with correct shank taper and tang

Work piece needs secure mounting due to spindle's high torque

No through hole (table designed for coolant), must use vise

No quill stop, must set table or head height to prevent drilling into table

Don't force gear selectors, hand turn spindle as needed to align gears

Gears reverse spindle, must turn power switch to appropriate side for correct spindle rotation direction

Power switch has two speeds to each side

Drill shanks must be firmly seated in taper

To remove drill, lower spindle to expose the slot in the quill, turn the spindle by hand until the quill slot lines up with the spindle slot, insert the #3 drift into the slot with the curved edge facing up, grasp drill, tap drift with hammer


Clean drill shanks

Mill pocketed vise jaw flat

More clamps matching table T-slots

Improve sketchy quill return mechanism

Adjustable quill stop

Coolant system





List of Currently Authorized Users

Qualified Member Trained By Date Trained
Dean Anderson Machine Shop Host Cred
Everett Wilson Dean Anderson
Tom Judd Dean Anderson
Todd Allen Dean Anderson 9/15/2015
Greg Kudlacz Todd Allen
Dafe Hughes Todd Allen
Connor Sullivan Tom Judge 1/22/16
Abel Greenwald Michael Patton
Bruce Mace Chris Ruhland 3/7/17
Sam Chen Chris Ruhland 3/7/17
Michael Ice Sam Olendorf 2/08/18 Aaron Hale Sam Olendorf 8/8/2018