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    Default Drill press

    what drill press do you have,

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel View Post
    what drill press do you have,
    A damn old worn the hell out one... But it does everything that I need it to do, Why do you ask???

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    If you are shopping for a drill press, try to find an older MADE IN USA one. The Taiwanese and Chinese drill presses that I have been unfortunate enough to have to use are just worthless junk. The spindles and chucks are very bad.
    Try to find a Craftsman (most common for home shops ), a Delta, used in wood and metal shops, or if you are lucky and have money, an old Powermatic is the Cadillac of shop drill presses.

    Jim

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    The old Delta's are very good machines as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoomBuggy View Post
    The old Delta's are very good machines as well
    Luky here, I am page 6 of your 56 pinhead build. Great story so far!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luky View Post
    Luky here, I am page 6 of your 56 pinhead build. Great story so far!
    Ah it is getting good then

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    Tattoo i am looking to buy a drill press

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel View Post
    Tattoo i am looking to buy a drill press
    Cool, Buy the best one that you can afford and it will be with you for life..... The one I have I've had for 40+ years.... It's a floor model.... One heavy WFer.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rebel View Post
    what drill press do you have,
    Had a JET for 13 years, still runs strong and true

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    Im on the Delta band wagon. Got a used one for $50. Though I would like a small milling machine, not sure where to start with those though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pliers View Post
    Im on the Delta band wagon. Got a used one for $50. Though I would like a small milling machine, not sure where to start with those though...
    Might want to check out Grizzley’s offerings. Over the years I’ve ended up with one of their large bench top mills which has been sufficient (but I’d recommend going with a knee mill if doing it over), and a 14x40 lathe. Both are good quality and put out good work.

    If you go benchtop, don’t get the round column... get the dovetailed square column.

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    I picked up a J head Bridgeport milling machine head mounted on a Cincinnati base.
    Sometimes I wish I had a lathe too.
    For the small tasks, I have mounted a lathe bit in the vise, and the part in the spindle collet, rare occasion.

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