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.


28 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.


    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!


  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


  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


  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!


  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


  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.


    1. I’m currently reassembling the floor stand version on this drill press and the pictures I had of the electrical wiring disappeared. Do you have pictures available of the wiring inside the connection box and of inside, behind the rear cover? I completely disassembled the motor and all I have for connections are two red wires and the ground, but it seems like it’s missing a wire.


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