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Offline Runhard

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Drill Press
« on: July 24, 2015, 12:09 PM »
I was thinking about ordering the Powermatic drill press PM2800B while it was 15% off at Woodcraft for the next 2 days. Can anyone talk me out of it? I also have looked at the Delta drill press. I was going to hold out until it went on sale at Tool Nut, but I do not know when that might be.

Have a great weekend,

Daniel
Daniel

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Drill Press
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2015, 01:14 PM »
I much prefer an older Atlas, Walker Turner, PM.  You can usually find a nice old press for a Franklin or so.

Offline Kev

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Re: Drill Press
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2015, 01:39 PM »
Do it. Do it.

We're only here to talk you into things [wink]

No problem getting that down the stairs either .. and they don't take up much space [big grin]

Offline Cheese

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Re: Drill Press
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2015, 05:44 PM »
I was looking at one of those, they're pretty nice but be advised that the slowest it turns is 250-300 rpm. If you work with a lot of metal, that can be an issue.

That's my best attempt. [scratch chin]

Offline Runhard

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Re: Drill Press
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2015, 10:53 PM »
Well, no one talked me out of it so it's on it's way!

Thanks for the encouragement Kev  [thumbs up]



Daniel

Offline Runhard

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Re: Drill Press
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2015, 10:57 PM »
I much prefer an older Atlas, Walker Turner, PM.  You can usually find a nice old press for a Franklin or so.

I appreciate what you do with the classic "Made in the USA" heavy equipment. I just do not have the extra time to bring something back to life. I don't even have time to do woodworking.
Daniel

Offline WarnerConstCo.

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Re: Drill Press
« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2015, 11:16 PM »
I much prefer an older Atlas, Walker Turner, PM.  You can usually find a nice old press for a Franklin or so.

I appreciate what you do with the classic "Made in the USA" heavy equipment. I just do not have the extra time to bring something back to life. I don't even have time to do woodworking.

Last 4, yes 4 DP I bought were under 70 bucks and needed nothing other then cleaned.

2 Atlas, one walker turner and one Delta.

I may have put a new cord on one.  Oh, two came with excellent old vises.

Not everything is a basket case.

Offline Runhard

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Re: Drill Press
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2015, 11:21 PM »
I much prefer an older Atlas, Walker Turner, PM.  You can usually find a nice old press for a Franklin or so.

I appreciate what you do with the classic "Made in the USA" heavy equipment. I just do not have the extra time to bring something back to life. I don't even have time to do woodworking.

Last 4, yes 4 DP I bought were under 70 bucks and needed nothing other then cleaned.

2 Atlas, one walker turner and one Delta.

I may have put a new cord on one.  Oh, two came with excellent old vises.

Not everything is a basket case.

I don't know where to look for such machines. I did look on Craigslist and I will not use eBay.
Daniel