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#1 Mark 149 J. OFFLINE  

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Posted March 03, 2017 - 12:01 AM

I finally found what I wanted for Christmas!  I had been looking for a floor model drill press for quiet sometime and never found what I wanted until today.  It's older but it is built very well.  It has a 220 volt 3/4 hp motor, 12 speeds, 5/8 chuck, and a very large table that can be removed it needed.  It's not the best looking but boy does it have a lot of power!

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Posted March 03, 2017 - 12:25 AM

Good for you. Nothing like a good drill press to get the job done right. I ended up putting a 3/4 hp. motor on mine and it made a big difference. 

They make a jig for centering round objects like pipe and shaft under the drill bit. They are a really good accessory.

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Posted March 03, 2017 - 12:31 AM

It's just like Tim the Tool Man Taylor said you always need "more power".  Not that long ago somebody (I think it was Kenny) had made a centering jig for drilling tubing.  I was going to make mine own.


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Posted March 03, 2017 - 04:51 AM

Nice find been wanting one myself just have not found the right one. May want to consider
rounding the edges a bit on the table though. It'll save curse words or stitches later.
The. voice of experience or bad karma coming thru.
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Posted March 03, 2017 - 04:53 AM

It's just like Tim the Tool Man Taylor said you always need "more power".  Not that long ago somebody (I think it was Kenny) had made a centering jig for drilling tubing.  I was going to make mine own.

That was to weld two lengths of round stock, but I guess it could be used for this too.



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Posted March 03, 2017 - 06:53 AM

That was to weld two lengths of round stock, but I guess it could be used for this too.

Guess you didn't know that you were making a multi-tool....lol


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Posted March 03, 2017 - 09:59 AM

Nice find been wanting one myself just have not found the right one. May want to consider
rounding the edges a bit on the table though. It'll save curse words or stitches later.
The. voice of experience or bad karma coming thru.

I agree!  I already experienced that while I was moving it. :wallbanging:



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Posted March 03, 2017 - 10:03 AM

That was to weld two lengths of round stock, but I guess it could be used for this too.

Kenny,

See what you started!.  The next great multi-tool.  You can call it the KennyJig :rolling:

Kind of sounds like a dance. :dancingbanana:


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Posted March 03, 2017 - 01:41 PM

3/4 horse power drill - I sure don't want to be there when the bit catches breaking through the hole. :thumbs: 


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Posted March 03, 2017 - 03:20 PM

Nice drill press , made in Taiwan , much better than Chinese stuff. 

I see it has a #2 morse taper on the spindle , you can drill up to about 7/8 inch with that taper . Lots of morse taper shank drills on ebay . Just make sure to run it at the slowest speed with large drills and clamp down the work piece. 


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Posted March 03, 2017 - 10:00 PM

Nice piece of old iron. Enjoy your Christmas present .

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Posted March 08, 2017 - 12:54 AM

I finally got some time to try out my new drill press tonight.  I started off by using a 1/2 drill bit and then moved up to a 15/16 bit.

This drill didn't even break a sweat.  It slowed down but never stopped or even make the belt squeal.  My old drill would have taken 3 times longer and would have made a lot more noise.  So far I'm really happen with it.  The only problem that I've found so far is the return spring is broken.  Not a big problem because even with a big bit it doesn't slide down on its own.

I drilled into an old rotor from my car.  The yellow marks indicate which holes I drilled. 

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