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Blog entry by Chase posted 1527 days ago 4337 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had been operating with an old second hand HF benchtop drill press with a slipping belt for a while now. I patiently waited for lowes to drop their delta drill presses to a reasonable price here in my area, but it just wasnt happening. So imagine my surprise and joy when I saw this guy on craigslist!

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A craftsman 17” 1.5hp floor stand drill press. unlike my last one the tapper isn’t a mile out of whack. when you turn it on the tip of the bit just spins, no fancy hula hoop dance maneuvers. All for 165. it had a bit of rust in a few places, but a bit of boeshield rust remover and protective spray seem to have done the trick. finally i can use something larger than a 5/8” forstner bit with out the belt slipping and the bit digging into the piece.

-Chase

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.



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a1Jim

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#1 posted 1527 days ago

sound like a good deal congrats

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Chase

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#2 posted 1527 days ago

Jim, I just have no earthly idea how you could possibly have hit 10,000 posts.

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#3 posted 1527 days ago

Looks like you made a great find. Good for you.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

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DrewM

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#4 posted 1527 days ago

Isn’t craigslist great?

-- Drew, Delaware

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davidroberts

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#5 posted 1527 days ago

i bought the same model on CL about 2 years ago for a song. Little used. Best purchase I’ve made in a long time. You’re gonna love it.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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Paul2274

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#6 posted 1527 days ago

Amen for craigslist!

Paul

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Walt M.

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#7 posted 1527 days ago

I need to get into GL I quess.

Good find

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dbhost

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#8 posted 1527 days ago

Very nice score. I got mine for a bunch less than that, but no 1.5 HP motor for sure! I bet you are loving that extra oomph there…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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