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Bob Fisher
04-11-2012, 08:11 PM
MSC has a "sensitive drill press" on sale for $169. Any thoughts by someone who might have seen it or used one? I missed a REAL one on EBay, got sniped, I think. Have a genuine use for one at the moment and may buy it for that reason. If that happens I will post my thoughts. Bob.

sasquatch
04-11-2012, 08:23 PM
Thoughts and a pic also!!:D

oldtiffie
04-11-2012, 09:27 PM
http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&sugexp=frgbld&gs_nf=1&cp=15&gs_id=1q&xhr=t&q=sensitive+drilling+machine&pf=p&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&rlz=1W1IRFC_enAU360&oq=sensitive+drill&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=7e4ff99727deda82&biw=1920&bih=785

baldysm
04-12-2012, 10:45 AM
It depends on what you need. I use a sensitive drill chuck when I'm using itty bitty drills. I don't have a use for a whole machine dedicated to small drills.

I'd rather use the space for other machines, but what you do in your shop may be very different.

gbritnell
04-12-2012, 12:16 PM
Hi Bob,
PM sent.
gbritnell

Bob Fisher
04-12-2012, 02:57 PM
Bought the DP for $139 plus shipping, arrived today. Top speed, 8500 rpm. Has a decent chuck, and works well for the intended purpose. The other two drill presses will not hold a no 60 drill without a second chuck, and do not have the speed for that size drill anyway. I only have 25 parts to do and I'm sure I will find more use for it.Bob.

tlfamm
04-12-2012, 04:11 PM
How does the MSC offering compare to the "Nano" drill press at LMS ($319.95):

http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=4253&category=824543683

Bob Fisher
04-12-2012, 06:26 PM
Not near as nice, but good enough for the job at hand. It is a rather conventional drill press as in you lower the quill rather than raise the table. Given more time , I may have built the apparatus to raise the table and rigged up a mount for a Dremel. This gets it done and and further use is a bonus.Bob.

Black_Moons
04-12-2012, 06:32 PM
I have a sensitive mill.
I insulted it one day and the spindle has not stoped weeping oil since.

cameron
04-12-2012, 07:20 PM
Used to be, any drill press without power feed was a sensitive drill press. I think that's what Old Tiffie was implying with his reference.

Dave Cameron

Clevelander
04-12-2012, 08:24 PM
Who's MSC? What model number drill press please.

J Register
04-13-2012, 05:01 AM
Who's MSC? What model number drill press please.

http://www.mscdirect.com

I believe it is MSC# 77751899, the only one listed with a top speed of 8500 RPM. This part number shows the regular catalog price - one of the sale catalogs will have the same item at a lower price, with a slightly different part number.

Jim

tlfamm
04-13-2012, 10:05 AM
MSC
http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT2?PMPXNO=17716693&PMTERM=77751899

LMS
http://www.littlemachineshop.com/products/product_view.php?ProductID=4253&category=824543683

Bob Fisher
04-13-2012, 12:09 PM
MSC bought out J&L. J &L used to be reall fast on delivery locally with Thier own delivery cars. You could usually get a discount as well. That seems to be gone now though.Bob.

rickyb
04-15-2012, 06:54 PM
Bought the DP for $139 plus shipping, arrived today. Top speed, 8500 rpm. Has a decent chuck, and works well for the intended purpose. The other two drill presses will not hold a no 60 drill without a second chuck, and do not have the speed for that size drill anyway. I only have 25 parts to do and I'm sure I will find more use for it.Bob.

I have an old Dumore. It has a table that moves up and down similar to the Nano linked in this thread. I have easily drilled 0.040" holes through 1/2" steel. This tiny drill press allows you to feel the bite of the drill thereby feeling your way through the drilling process. This is the "sensitive" part. It doesn't look like it should work but it does. Looking at the MSC press makes me think you may be too far removed from the drill through the lever arm and gears and rotating shaft to feel the drill.

If you are looking to drill small holes in small parts, a sensitive drill press is the way to go.

Bob Fisher
04-15-2012, 07:07 PM
My immediate need is to drill a #60 hole through a plastic part about 3/8in dia with a 1/8 dia steel rod in the center so as to prevent angular rotation of the two parts. Only have 25 pieces to do. Should work for my needs . Bob.

alchymist
04-15-2012, 09:35 PM
I've had pretty good luck with the Proxxon drill. Base is a little light for my liking, otherwise OK.

oldtiffie
04-15-2012, 11:11 PM
Used to be, any drill press without power feed was a sensitive drill press. I think that's what Old Tiffie was implying with his reference.

Dave Cameron

A sensitive drill is a sensitive drill is a ................................ etc.

The pics in the link I posted makes that point:

http://www.google.com.au/search?q=sensitive+drilling+machine&hl=en&rlz=1W1IRFC_enAU360&biw=1920&bih=785&prmd=imvns&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=royLT6CbI82ZiAe_7L3MCQ&sqi=2&ved=0CD8QsAQ

at:

http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&sugexp=frgbld&gs_nf=1&cp=15&gs_id=1q&xhr=t&q=sensitive+drilling+machine&pf=p&output=search&sclient=psy-ab&rlz=1W1IRFC_enAU360&oq=sensitive+drill&aq=0&aqi=g4&aql=&gs_l=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.,cf.osb&fp=7e4ff99727deda82&biw=1920&bih=785

A "sensitive" drill is no more than one where the operator has a good degree of "feel" for the drilling job in hand.