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    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.

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    Thoughts and a pic also!!

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      http://www.google.com.au/#hl=en&suge...w=1920&bih=785

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      • #4
        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.

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        • #5
          Hi Bob,
          PM sent.
          gbritnell

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            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.

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            • #7
              How does the MSC offering compare to the "Nano" drill press at LMS ($319.95):

              http://www.littlemachineshop.com/pro...gory=824543683

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              • #8
                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.

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                • #9
                  I have a sensitive mill.
                  I insulted it one day and the spindle has not stoped weeping oil since.
                  Play Brutal Nature, Black Moons free to play highly realistic voxel sandbox game.

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                  • #10
                    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

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                    • #11
                      Help the uninformed

                      Who's MSC? What model number drill press please.
                      Allans Rule: Anything worth doing is going to be a pain in the butt.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Clevelander
                        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

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                        • #13
                          Sensitive drill press links

                          MSC
                          http://www1.mscdirect.com/CGI/NNSRIT...MTERM=77751899

                          LMS
                          http://www.littlemachineshop.com/pro...gory=824543683

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                          • #14
                            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.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Bob Fisher
                              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.

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