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#1 KC9KAS ONLINE  

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Posted August 21, 2015 - 06:20 PM

I live in a small (700 population) community and this weekend (Friday & Saturday) is a "Town Wide" yard sale.

There are about 75-80 different sales going on and folks sent in a list of goodies they would be selling so a map could be made for "out of towners".

I saw a drill press listed and was at the guys house before sun-up this morning. I got it or $50 and I know it isn't the world best, but I feel I got a decent deal.

I know how everyone wants photos, so here is my new drill press..Oh, the rust is only surface rust and comes off with a little WD-40 and fine grit sand-paper.

 

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Posted August 21, 2015 - 07:06 PM

That's a nice looking drill press and I think you got a great deal.  I bought one several years ago thinking I would only use it occasionally, but now I don't think I could get along without it.  A very useful tool.


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Posted August 21, 2015 - 07:08 PM

That was a great deal for 50.00, and you'll get a lot of use out of that! Yard sales can be the best place for deals on tools. I just mounted this yard sale vice to the work bench I just built.

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Posted August 21, 2015 - 07:15 PM

That looks like the same drill press we have st work. Good deal

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Posted August 21, 2015 - 07:28 PM

I'd call that an awesome deal!  I'd have snatched it in a heartbeat myself!


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Posted August 21, 2015 - 07:53 PM

Great score on that! I love the one I am using!



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Posted August 21, 2015 - 07:55 PM

Those are good drill presses.  I have one also but under a different name.  That same press has about a dozen different names on it.  Keep that vertical tube well waxed with paste floor wax as they are real prone to rust.


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Posted August 21, 2015 - 08:05 PM

I have the same one, works great.



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Posted August 21, 2015 - 09:06 PM

Looks like the one I purchased from Tractor Supply. Drilled a bunch of holes with it and nothing has broke yet. 



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Posted August 21, 2015 - 10:17 PM

  That makes 3 of us that have the same one, mine, like KC's, is the same model #. It has been very dependable and I bought it used 12 yrs ago. Had to buy new belts a couple of yrs ago but they still slip easy so I just have more patience when using the larger bits and hole saws. Sometimes when one hangs up I'm grateful it doesn't have a lot of torque.

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Posted August 21, 2015 - 10:56 PM

Make it four!

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Posted August 21, 2015 - 10:57 PM

I have an old Rockwell/Delta just like the one we had in jr high school wood shop, great unit but I wish it wound down a little slower than it does,  The one thing I am lacking and need badly is a drill press vise. 

One other accessory I would not mind having is the table lift/lower crank setup. Maybe one of these days.



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Posted August 21, 2015 - 10:58 PM

Nice score! I have two bench top drills and want a floor model. They are the most used power tool I own.
The cordless drill might be a close SEcond.

One tip, I broke the casting that goes around the mast on one just like that.
If you get a job where your going to get a little heavy handed on the feed, put a jack or jack stand under the table, so your putting the pressure on the base and not on the table standing off the mast.

Or do not make an anvil out of a work hardened train rail and try to drill HARDY AND PRITCHEL holes in it.
It can be done but you risk breaking your drill.

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Posted August 21, 2015 - 11:01 PM

I have an old Rockwell/Delta just like the one we had in jr high school wood shop, great unit but I wish it wound down a little slower than it does,  The one thing I am lacking and need badly is a drill press vise. 
One other accessory I would not mind having is the table lift/lower crank setup. Maybe one of these days.


I have a harbor freight drill vise and use it back and forth between two drill presses.
It is not the best but it gets me by ok.

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Posted August 22, 2015 - 12:47 AM

I have a HF drill press vise, too. It does fine for me. I have a floor model and a bench top drill press. I have a sanding drum mounted to my bench top and use it quite a bit when I make brackets. Homier used to come around once or twice a year and have tent sales in empty parking lots. They were like a traveling HF. I never bought anything electrical from them or HF, but I will buy clamps, hammers, and things like that from them. I learned my lesson on electrical power tools from places like that. I won't even buy a craftsman power tool any more. I had to take too many back through the years.

If I feel the need to get heavy handed on the feed, I back off, sharpen the bit and lay the cutting oil to it. I believe in slow speed, cutting oil and a gentle hand when drilling holes in steel.
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