Homier Distributing Company BDM 5 Drill Press Restoration

My Dad gave me an old drill press that was sitting unused in his garage. Homier Distributing Company (HDC) made this BDM 5 model back in 1991. Over the years the machine accumulated a lot of rust, so I wanted to give it some new life.

It was a fun project and I really love how it turned out. It looks like a brand new tool.

I recorded a lot of video while working on this and tried to trim down to the important parts so I could explain the process I used.

If you have any questions or anything here helps you with a project of your own, leave a comment to let me know.

 

25 Replies to “Homier Distributing Company BDM 5 Drill Press Restoration”

  1. Dude this is awesome. My father finally relinquished the tools he got from my grandfathers shop . It was not taken care of. It is this exact drill press from. 1987. I’m just getting started tonight. Any specific advice? Did you find a good and reliable spare parts place? Thanks in advance.

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    1. The process I used to clean up all of the rust, prime, and paint worked pretty well I think. I should have waited longer after painting (I was impatient) before putting it back together because it was a bit soft and I dinged up a few spots.

      The only parts I had to buy were a few set screws from Home Depot. Works great!

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  2. I have one of these drillpreses made in 1986 and the motor humms but wont run unless you spin it i have looked everywhere for a capicitor can you tell me where it is located

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  3. Hey I just picked up a 1988 HDC BDM-5 and it needs a few parts do you know of a good website for replacement parts or what new parts of different drills will work? Thanks in advance

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  4. howdy boss, im wondering if you could tell me what type of motor is on it? i have a 1991 as well, unmarked motor, need to get a new one, dont know where or what to look for. thanks in advance!

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  5. Hi Nick. Any idea on the thread size for the depth stop screw? I think the diameter is like 5/16″ or 8mm. Just don’t know the thread size. Thanks

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  6. I am looking at this model on Craigslist. I cannot find the size of the drill press anywhere online. Could you tell me the swing measurement? Does anyone know a fair price to pay for a used one? Thanks for any help you can provide.

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