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Offline Cheese

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Re: FrankenPress Idea
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2022, 09:52 AM »
I messed around with the chuck some more and it works great with twist bits and smaller Forstner bits but gives me issues with my. killer 2-1/8" Forstner into end grain. So 95% or so of the time I should be able to loosen the chuck by hand.

Well that's a great example of how well the auto-tightening feature works on the Albrecht. That 2 1/8" Forstner certainly produces a large moment arm on the chuck.

Can you use a couple of silicone pads or do you need to bring out the pliers?

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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: FrankenPress Idea
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2022, 10:22 AM »
I messed around with the chuck some more and it works great with twist bits and smaller Forstner bits but gives me issues with my. killer 2-1/8" Forstner into end grain. So 95% or so of the time I should be able to loosen the chuck by hand.

Well that's a great example of how well the auto-tightening feature works on the Albrecht. That 2 1/8" Forstner certainly produces a large moment arm on the chuck.

Can you use a couple of silicone pads or do you need to bring out the pliers?

I used pliers with a rag. Didn't take much to loosen. Never thought to try silicone pads - will try next time.

The DP has a feature to electronically lock the spindle for keyless chucks. Ha - didn't lock it enough for the big Forstner.

After reading others runout measurements with other DP's and chucks I'm more and more impressed with this Nova/Albrecht combo!


Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: FrankenPress Idea
« Reply #33 on: June 20, 2022, 02:38 PM »
Go figure - I started this project to get a variable speed DP in my shop to try out since I have been waiting over a year for a Voyager (latest estimate was 1st week of July delivery but wasn't holding my breath). I wanted some time to test the Viking out but I get this voice mail today that my Voyager will be delivered within an hour!

(I'm actually very happy the wait is over.)

Offline festal

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Re: FrankenPress Idea
« Reply #34 on: June 20, 2022, 04:38 PM »

This was an unexpected find. Looks like Bosch will be for sale soon lol


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Very nice! Now where did you find that?
Direct from teknotool , refurb. Got it upright



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Offline festal

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Re: FrankenPress Idea
« Reply #35 on: June 20, 2022, 04:38 PM »
Go figure - I started this project to get a variable speed DP in my shop to try out since I have been waiting over a year for a Voyager (latest estimate was 1st week of July delivery but wasn't holding my breath). I wanted some time to test the Viking out but I get this voice mail today that my Voyager will be delivered within an hour!

(I'm actually very happy the wait is over.)
Oh nice. Now you have 2 lol. One for steel and one for wood?


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Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: FrankenPress Idea
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2022, 07:24 PM »
Go figure - I started this project to get a variable speed DP in my shop to try out since I have been waiting over a year for a Voyager (latest estimate was 1st week of July delivery but wasn't holding my breath). I wanted some time to test the Viking out but I get this voice mail today that my Voyager will be delivered within an hour!

(I'm actually very happy the wait is over.)
Oh nice. Now you have 2 lol. One for steel and one for wood?


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I wish both my tool budget and garage/shop could afford both.

@festal You found a home for that Viking pretty quickly.

(I should have not put this Viking together because some features are easier to access on it than the Voyager.)

Offline festal

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Re: FrankenPress Idea
« Reply #37 on: June 21, 2022, 09:44 AM »
Go figure - I started this project to get a variable speed DP in my shop to try out since I have been waiting over a year for a Voyager (latest estimate was 1st week of July delivery but wasn't holding my breath). I wanted some time to test the Viking out but I get this voice mail today that my Voyager will be delivered within an hour!

(I'm actually very happy the wait is over.)
Oh nice. Now you have 2 lol. One for steel and one for wood?


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I wish both my tool budget and garage/shop could afford both.

@festal You found a home for that Viking pretty quickly.

(I should have not put this Viking together because some features are easier to access on it than the Voyager.)

Yep had the file drawer cabinet ready for it lol.  Its a bit dingy but should be fine.  Might end up building something better.  Menu on Viking is nicer, also built in light and laser which voyager lacks.  I do like the bit selection on voyager vs viking but there is a good table in the manual that i'll print out and laminate.

Offline Mike Goetzke

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Re: FrankenPress Idea
« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2022, 10:12 AM »
I messed around with the chuck some more and it works great with twist bits and smaller Forstner bits but gives me issues with my. killer 2-1/8" Forstner into end grain. So 95% or so of the time I should be able to loosen the chuck by hand.

Well that's a great example of how well the auto-tightening feature works on the Albrecht. That 2 1/8" Forstner certainly produces a large moment arm on the chuck.

Can you use a couple of silicone pads or do you need to bring out the pliers?

I used pliers with a rag. Didn't take much to loosen. Never thought to try silicone pads - will try next time.

The DP has a feature to electronically lock the spindle for keyless chucks. Ha - didn't lock it enough for the big Forstner.

After reading others runout measurements with other DP's and chucks I'm more and more impressed with this Nova/Albrecht combo!

@Cheese  Only tried it a few times but my new Voyager electronic spindle lock has a stronger hold than the Viking and I have been able to loosen the 2-1/8" Forstner with one hand.


Offline Cheese

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Re: FrankenPress Idea
« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2022, 10:24 AM »
@Cheese  Only tried it a few times but my new Voyager electronic spindle lock has a stronger hold than the Viking and I have been able to loosen the 2-1/8" Forstner with one hand.

That's good to know Mike because that's how it should be. I've yet to use more than one hand on my Albrecht/Delta combination, and that's been in use for at least the last 6-7 years. [smile]

One hand is on the drill bit and the other hand gives the Albrecht a quick 1/4 turn and she's loose.