While working on my toolbar, I broke the table support on my drill press.
I have had this great little press since 1998, it's become a faithful friend and I hate to scrap it.
Right now cash is and issue or I would go out and get a new one.
This is the casting that goes around the mast, broke in three places.
The Press is a 12" Omaha Industrial Tools 12 speed benchtop model.
Any idea where I can get another casting?
My undrstanding is that 80% of all drill presses are made in 3 factories in Taiwan.
I suspect if I could find a comparable better known brand I could buy a replacement?
But have no idea what brands are comparable.
Anybody have any ideas??
This is the second time I have broken this. The first time it just cracked and I repaired it.
This time it blew apart and dropped a 5 ft 3X3 1/2" Angle iron and just missed my foot.
Honest I don't think I should be tough enough to break castings like that!!
If I get it fixed this time I am going to put a Jack on the base I can run up to the table to support the table and take the load off the casting.!!
Edited by JD DANNELS, June 14, 2013 - 09:04 AM.