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  • New drill press...

    OK let the beatings begin
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=39955
    It's a big sucker probably weighs over 300. The ad says JT3 spindle but it's a MT3 with a jacobs arbor. I won't get to put it together until next week because I'm real busy with other stuff.

    It's basically the same one Sears sells for over $600. This dude has a really big table with t-slots and the slowest speed is 150 both of which I really wanted.

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    Deep Sea Tool Salvage
    Techno-Anarchist

  • #2
    Ought to get the job done!

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    • #3
      hoffman...can you actually go and look at one before you buy it?
      I've bought two drill presses via mailorder and will never do it again. The next one is going to have a dial indicator on it before I give up the loot.
      The last one I got was a fairly heavy Jet machine. We had one at work and it's a good machine (pretty old now though) so I figured I couldn't go wrong. Did I ever get fooled. The one I have is a piece of crap. I should have sent it back.
      Russ
      I have tools I don't even know I own...

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      • #4
        But...it doesn't have any rust

        Alex
        Alex

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        • #5
          They had a floor model that I looked over pretty well. It was the only press that wasn't bolted down to keep from tipping over. The spindle was tight and didn't have any play in the splines and it felt pretty solid overall. I had em plug it and ran it at speed and didn't notice any vibration.

          It has all the features that I wanted at a lot less $$ than Giiz., Jet, Enco. Probably the same castings/parts just finished differently. I really like a big table on a DP.

          It's an upgrade from my $50 HF baby drill press which has served well for about 5 years.
          Techno-Anarchist

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          • #6
            I have a small one that has so called j2 taper.
            the thing is integeral with the quill ..there is no morse 2 or 3 there.
            the quill shaft ends with a j2 that you mount the chuck on.
            there again .......this was a very cheap drill only cost me آ£29.99 new (Aldi)......it's sort of a German/Chineese pillar drill.
            I'm suprised by how well it is made compaired to other chineese drills I have had.......the Germans must get a better quallity chineese product than us.
            The motor is open ...so air can circulate..right thru the centre where it's needed....not seen this before on a chineese drill.....they are usully totally enclosed.
            all the best.mark

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            • #7
              Here is my new drill press I got last weekend.


              I think it will get the job done.

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              • #8
                Can't you get one from work?

                I would think that that much spent on an old iron machine would be a much better investment.

                -Jacob

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                • #9
                  I have one with a JT2...I hate the damn thing. I would seriously think about taking it back and getting one from work.

                  I would so love to have a MT machine. No drill chuck to worry about when using big drills.

                  -Jacob

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                  • #10
                    I have my old drill press that I need to get rid of.It is a 16" Rockwell varispeed head.It has the tilting table and a #2 taper spindle.It is 3 phase but I have a brand new vfd that I will include.I cant sell it on here but email me if anyone is interested.NE ohio.

                    [This message has been edited by j king (edited 04-24-2005).]

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                    • #11
                      <font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by j king:
                      I have my old drill press that I need to get rid of.It is a 16" Rockwell varispeed head.It has the tilting table and a #2 taper spindle.It is 3 phase but I have a brand new vfd that I will include.I can sell it on here but email me if anyone is interested.NE ohio.</font>
                      Can email a pic if needed.

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                      • #12
                        this is my main one
                        jones and shipman
                        mt2 on this.
                        gearhead six speed about 40 rpm-950 rpm
                        about 3.5 foot clearence under quill max.
                        table is dovetailed.
                        over 60 years old still going strong.
                        dont think your harborfreight drill will be around in 5 years never mind 60


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                        • #13
                          J King,

                          I have emailed you but the email got booted back to me. I maybe interested in your DP. I am near columbus. Give me an email,

                          [email protected]


                          Thanks

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                          • #14
                            I have one similar to this:
                            http://metalworking.com/DropBox/_200...rill_Press.jpg
                            That needs a motor. It has power feed, MT4 reversing etc.
                            It's in line behind the SB...
                            One day it'll be the "big press"
                            Knew I was gonna get a beating

                            Those are some sweet looking drills guys. Love the Super Service!!

                            [This message has been edited by hoffman (edited 04-25-2005).]
                            Techno-Anarchist

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