My son wanted to get up this morning and go to some garage sales. I’ve been gone all week working and thought it would be a good idea to spend some time with him and his sister today.
We happened across this drill press at a garage sale and I tried, but failed to pass it up. I have a fairly new Rigid Drill press with a Rockler drill press table and it works great for me. I thought long and hard about buying or not buying it. My biggest issue is space.
This one has some additional capability beyond what a conventional drill press has. Also, I’m wondering if anyone has a similar one or experience with them.
This is a Rockwell 32” radial drill press. It came with 2 chucks, original owner made table, and a stand. The stand has a drawer that I removed when I brought it home and it is not shown in the picture. It is pretty cool, you can rotate it to all kinds of interesting positions. It appears to run very smoothly and does not appear to have any run-out. The fence is made from what appears to be mahogany to me. The man that made it said the wood came from boxcars and was very hard.
The real item that sealed the deal was the price. $40. Would you have bought it? Any ideas of what kind of neat operations can be done with it?
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