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Posted September 30, 2014 - 07:02 PM

Specifically a floor style drill press and a press for the garage. Today I saw a guy down the street wheel out his drill press and shop pres.. I stopped and asked him what was up and he said he needed some money and wanted to sell them. After looking at them and bantering back and forth I ended up taking them for $ 100.00. I put about $70.00 last summer in his LT (not to include the battery charger he fried) to get it running. Has a drill press vise and all the plates and such for the press. Hate to profit from someones problems but I can live with it. Roger.
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Posted September 30, 2014 - 07:11 PM

   I never feel guilty from getting a deal like that!  Unless you outrite steal it that is.  Well bought for $100


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Posted September 30, 2014 - 07:17 PM

Nice!  I'm going to buy a press in the future as it sure would come in handy.

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 08:35 PM

Very nice. A drill press and hydraulic press are on my short list at some point in time. Congrats on the great deal.

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 09:01 PM

I like the crank on the drill table.

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 09:17 PM

I have a bench model drill press that looks just like that one. Put a 2.5x 2.5 1/4 angle iron 6ft long on stands and n the table.
Like to killed me when the casting around the mast broke! I was probably leaning on it too hard? I was dodging stands angle iron and broken drill table?
But if you get into some tough going Put some kind of jack or blocking under the table and take the load off the mast casting.
I really miss that press and will fix it as soon as I FIND ANOTHER CASTING.
drill a couple holes with this gmc press(you set your depth stop with an allen wrench) you will really like the depth stop on that press.

Edited by JD DANNELS, September 30, 2014 - 09:23 PM.

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Posted September 30, 2014 - 10:48 PM

Heck of a good deal for $100,The first time you use em you will wonder how you got along without them.

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 05:23 AM

Congrats, nice catch. I've had a drill press for 20 years and it is handy. A shop press is a real work saver whenever you need to remove or install bearings or bushings, or to straighten or bend metal. It's on my list but I've never come across a deal like what you got there.

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 05:49 AM

Nice score! I am using a large bench top drill press that belongs to a friend. It has a 3/4" chuck capacity. I built a stand for it so it is more like a floor model, just not the capacity of a real floor model.

Is that a 20 ton cylinder in that press? The table does not look as heavy as mine, so watch out for that.

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 07:55 AM

That drill press looks like the one I have.Mine was wired for 120v or 240v so I switched it to 240v and it had noticeably more power.


I have an Index mill that I plan on using for drilling if I ever get it up and running.

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 09:23 AM

I think I have almost the same drill press and shop press although my drill is green in color and my shop press maybe a tad taller. Got both mine free!

The 20 ton press sure makes changing out u-joints a breeze.

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Posted October 01, 2014 - 09:55 AM

The press and drill press came from Cummins Tools when they came through town back in the late late 90s. The press is a 12 ton. The top bar has already been reinforced with " C " channel because it bent the first time they used it. It will work for what I need. I liked the drill press because it has the crank on the table, making it easier to adjust. I have a plan to build a table for wood working and one for metal drilling. Will be making both this winter.  Thanks.                                                        Roger