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Posted on Does Anyone Use A Mini-Mill as a Drill Press?

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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 02-20-2013 06:04 PM

I have one and I love it for what it is. Bluntly, they suck as a drill press. For a lot less money you can get a real drill press.

The first reason against it as a drill press is mainly the vertical travel. Unless you are using little tiny drill bits, you will run out of room. The second reason is the power. The mini-mill only has a little 350 watt motor.

You can get a big floor model drill press and an x-y table or cross slide vise and still have lots of money jingling around in your pocket.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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