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#1 posted 12-03-2012 04:42 AM

Thanks Dusty.
Here is a link to my DP. 1/4 hp motor. UGH. Confirms what I was thinking. Not enough OOMP!
I have been running it at it’s lowest speed but it bogs down with the big bit.

What I am trying to do is bore holes in hardwood – something similar to this.

I may buy a new bit tomorrow and try it. But it looks like the only way I can bore the large holes, is to upgrade the DP.

Those bench top models with 3/4 hp are looking better. I really don’t have the room for something else to sit on the floor. My space is too limited.

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