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#1 JDBrian OFFLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 05:19 PM

On my way home from church today I saw a small drill press out with someones garbage. I stopped, it looked a bit rusty but otherwise in good shape, so in the car it went. Got it home and it's hardly been used at all. It runs fine! I removed the rusty bits and put them in the e tank. Heres some pics. If you look at the pulleys in the second pic the belt has never touched the ones it's not on. It looks like it sat in someones garage unused, got rusty and they threw it out. It may never have been used as the chuck key is wired to the handle and won't reach the chuck without using pliers to unwire it. It's sad what some people will throw out.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 05:21 PM

Nice find, glad you got it in your shop now.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 05:25 PM

I've got a 17" floor model in the basement but this will be handy in the garage. I think it's an 8" but I didn't measure it. It will be good for a wire wheel for cleaning small parts if nothing else.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 05:37 PM

Nice score. Cant beat the price.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 05:49 PM

Maybe they put it by thye road because they didn't want to scrap it.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 05:55 PM

That's real similar to the one I have. Doesn't turn slow enough for 'large' bits in steel. but does well otherwise. Good score on grabbing it!

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 06:03 PM

Good thing you went to church today! Congrats on the find!

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:06 PM

That is a great find especially for the price. I would like to get a drill press at some point for in our garage. They are definitely really handy.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:18 PM

Congratulations Brian. I'm glad you found it before a scrapper. It is obviously new and should be used by someone who will appreciate it. Nice score.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:21 PM

I don't feel so excited about finding a 35 gallon trash can in the highway now LOL.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:44 PM

Nice find Brian! Recycling at its finest!

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:54 PM

Brian, how many wheel weights are you going to put on that there JD? Or are you going for curb feelers?

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 07:59 PM

That's a great find Brian! I found a really nice, extra long cold chisel once while putting up yard sale signs...but never a drill press! It looks like it was used gently if at all.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 08:05 PM

Brian, great curb alert prowess. :worshippy1:
The little ones are great for what they were designed to do, but as Kenny said, they aren't built for much bigger than 1/2" bits. They do spin much faster than your big one.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 08:10 PM

Brian, how many wheel weights are you going to put on that there JD? Or are you going for curb feelers?


It will hold 100 lbs / wheel with the weights I have now. 2 25lb plates and 5 10's. Pretty scary curb feelers. Believe me, those can do some damage if they hit anything.

Brian, great curb alert prowess. :worshippy:
The little ones are great for what they were designed to do, but as Kenny said, they aren't built for much bigger than 1/2" bits. They do spin much faster than your big one.



I never used to pay attention to what's on the curb. Since getting involved in GT's I am always on the lookout for stuff.
The chart inside the cover says 710 for lowest speed and 3100 for highest. So it's definitely not for drilling 3/4" holes in steel for sure. The big one goes down to 200. The rusty bits are in the etank cooking right now. Should be ready by tomorrow after work.




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