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Blog entry by recycle1943 posted 08-16-2014 06:19 PM 1280 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Does anyone here have any experience with one of the Sears floor model Radial Drill Press ? I have an opportunity to acquire one but I don’t know anything about them nor can I find very much on the net.

btw – it would be replacing my beloved HTC floor model drill press.

for those that don’t know me (all of you here) the replacement sentence was laden with sarcasm

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup



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whitewulf

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#1 posted 08-19-2014 03:41 PM

Radial drill will do things that cannot be done( at least not easily done)! Does the spindle rotate to angles as well around the column? Not familer wit sears brand unless very old. Usually radial woodworker drills(press) are useless unless you add larger table IMHO.

Pabloaa,
50 years Machinist/Toolmaker

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#2 posted 08-19-2014 03:49 PM

This is really a strange (to me) drill press. The table cranks up and down as they all do but the head rotates as well as cranks in and out. I don’t even need it but it’s so neat and nearly new (hardly used at all) that I couldn’t pass up on making an offer for it.
I pick it up tomorrow along with the Makita 15” planer I bought.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#3 posted 08-19-2014 04:08 PM

IMHO, rarely used is typical unless a larger table is added. Also it is harder to do holes square to table.
There is a video on FWW, that is very helpful. (Google search…few radial drill)

Pabloaa

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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#4 posted 08-19-2014 04:43 PM

Perhaps I should have prefaced the (hardly used) with a background on the individual. In his basement (long ranch home) is a complete blade sharpening shop with duplicates of most of the machinery (I’m going to be selling it all for the widow), a chain saw sharpening setup (twice) and a woodshop with most everything available. A couple drill presses, table saws, 3 sanding tables of various shapes, planer (now mine), jointer, stuff, stuff and more stuff. Most of which I will have the opportunity to photogragh and list somewhere to sell.
I’ll probably post a lot of it here when we finally get going. He passed a couple weeks ago and I’ve known both of them for 5 or six years and she trusts that I can handle the disposal properly.
So, getting back to the hardly used, with most of the equipment he bought it just because he wanted it and in a lot of cases, didn’t even have a use for it. The good thing about the whole situation is that he didn’t take food of mortgage money (if you know wht I mean) for his buying fettish.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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