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Posted on Drill Press vs. Bridge City DJ-1

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#1 posted 02-05-2012 01:12 AM


You’re right about doing multiples; the drill press will be a faster choice. They recently made an accessory jaw package available that makes using forstners much easier then just using the original jaws.


The set up charge is pretty expensive for custom sizes and I can’t figure out the rhyme or reason behind what sizes are custom, must be certain sizes are common for machinist. I know a couple other people with the DJ-1 and if I need an odd size, I’ll check with them first, even splitting the set up fee between 3 guys makes a huge difference.

Just to drive home the point of accuracy; I needed to drill a 1/4” hole 5” deep through the edge of 1/2” ply, my bit would only go 3”, so I drilled from both sides and it was perfect, I know I couldn’t have done that on my press on the first try.


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