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mail order drill press

by Karda
posted 01-14-2017 09:10 PM


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papadan

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#1 posted 01-14-2017 09:20 PM

online ordering is no big deal anymore, but Sears has a decent deal on a Jet benchtop DP you could look at.

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#2 posted 01-14-2017 09:37 PM

I order online all the time. I got a HF drill press and it works ok so far but one the thing they didn’t say that the smallest drill bit it would tighten down on was 1/4” so I either had disassemble it and ship it back on my dime or buy a better chuck for it so I bought another chuck for it. You might also check out Grizzly tools

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Karda

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#3 posted 01-14-2017 09:41 PM

thanks I will check out sears but if is the one I was looking at its to fast, and I have been hearing that they are not as reliable as they have been. I bought a low end tsable saw and later found out that the miter slots are substandard so I caN’T BUY OR BUILD jigs with standard parts thanks Mike

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Kazooman

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#4 posted 01-14-2017 09:57 PM

Don’t hesitate to buy online. Research the drill press to determine what fits your requirements and pocketbook. There are many reputable sources for machinery.

BTW, a good example of buying online is computers. I am sitting here with two machines, a Dell and a Maingear. Both bought online without a hitch. If they can get a computer to your house undamaged, it can easily be done with a drill press.

One final thought. Have you checked out Craigslist to see if there are any used machines available nearby?

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Karda

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#5 posted 01-15-2017 12:20 AM

I was thinking more in lines of getting a faulty product. I don’t want to buy used inthe past I found I am not a good judge of used machinery

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Karda

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#6 posted 01-15-2017 04:50 AM

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#7 posted 01-15-2017 05:26 AM

How is that price compared to HF? A lot of people buy stuff from there and try and make a profit. Remember there are 20% off everywhere for HF.

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#8 posted 01-15-2017 05:30 AM

How is that price compared to HF? A lot of people buy stuff from there and try and make a profit. Remember there are 20% off everywhere for HF.

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#9 posted 01-15-2017 05:38 AM

I also have the hf drill press, added a 20.00 chuck. Works great.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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Karda

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#10 posted 01-15-2017 06:29 AM

I can’t compare HF because it was a surprise, it out of town and we havn’t been up there for over a year. I saw the DPs but decided after I sold a couple knifes why not. Browsing ebay this one has more speeds than other 10” DPs and a little more amperage. and lower slow speeds

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Woodbum

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#11 posted 01-15-2017 02:05 PM

I suggest that you look seriously at Grizzly. They have great products, a good pricing structure, excellent customer service and they are very experienced in shipping machinery. I have a 3 hp cabinet saw, a helical head joiner and a large floor model oscillating spindle sander that I bought from them and had shipped to me with no problems. Good reliable equipment at a fair price. Good Luck, Work Safely and Have Fun!

-- "Now I'm just another old guy wearing funny clothes"

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#12 posted 01-15-2017 03:37 PM

Don’t be afraid of Grizzly online. I ordered and got the 20in. DP less than 2yr ago. I ended up picking it up at the UPS terminal because I live on a steep hill, so I could not do the tailgate drop-off. Not a problem for me because I have an I-Beam in my shop to attach a hoist. I probably could have slid the crate off the tailgate, but standing it up would have been difficult. BTW, it runs GREAT! Good luck on what you decide to do…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#13 posted 01-15-2017 04:25 PM

I am surprised there are no Lowes or Home Depot located close to you since you said there is a Harbor Freight close by. Lowes sells a pretty good Porter Cable DP for about $300, and many of their stores have them in stock. Home Depot carries manyy better quality power tools, such as Delta, which you can order online, but have them shipped either to your home or a nearby store. And if you have to return it, you can return it to a store.

The only problem with ordering online from a vendor with no nearby stores is if it is defective and have to return it. But if you order from a reputable vendor, like Amazon, they will pay the return shipping.

-- Jerry

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#14 posted 01-15-2017 04:28 PM

Grizzly! I have purchased a baby drill press and dust collector and I love them both

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Karda

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#15 posted 01-15-2017 07:06 PM

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#16 posted 01-15-2017 07:20 PM

Karda that is the exact same drill press that harbor freight sells. Ordering a harbor freight item from ebay for the same price makes no sense.

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#17 posted 01-15-2017 08:10 PM

That’s the same one you posted earlier, it’s Central machinery, AKA HF. That’s why I asked how the price compared at HF where you will have a warrenty and you can get 20% off.

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Karda

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#18 posted 01-15-2017 08:40 PM

I’, sorry i didn’t realize they were the same, But if I am reading it right when it is not on sale it is 225.00 and kit is hard for me to get to HF I don’t drive any more.

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papadan

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#19 posted 01-15-2017 11:26 PM

From HF you get a warrenty, not from ebay.

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Karda

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#20 posted 01-16-2017 12:32 AM

yea I know, I read some reviews of the drill press they have peple are saying the belt tightener don’t work right an the tightening knobs break. the two lowes near don’t have dril presses right now. I don’t have two many options

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#21 posted 01-16-2017 12:36 AM

Yes, that’s a Harbor Freight drill press (Central Machinery)... but it’s a discontinued model, so you can’t run down to your local HF and pick one up. They currently have 8”, 13”, 17” and 20” models for sale… but no 10” model.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#22 posted 01-16-2017 01:47 AM

Another vote for Grizzly. A lot of great tools at almost any price point.

-- Life is hard; It's even harder if you're stupid. - John Wayne

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Karda

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#23 posted 01-16-2017 02:05 AM

ok thanks, looks like I’ll have to get the craftsman ’ I wanted one with slower speeds, its that or ebay i don’t know what else to do yea Grizzly has some nice DPs but they are to big

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Karda

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#24 posted 01-16-2017 02:18 AM

another question what is an oscillating drill press,Grizzly has a couple one is the baby DP an 8” the other I think is 10 is a 10 but are ocillating

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#25 posted 01-16-2017 03:55 AM


Don t be afraid of Grizzly online. I ordered and got the 20in. DP less than 2yr ago. I ended up picking it up at the UPS terminal because I live on a steep hill, so I could not do the tailgate drop-off. Not a problem for me because I have an I-Beam in my shop to attach a hoist. I probably could have slid the crate off the tailgate, but standing it up would have been difficult. BTW, it runs GREAT! Good luck on what you decide to do…

- HorizontalMike


No need for a hoist. You could just leave the crate on the truck and take parts one by one as you assemble the tool. As a free bonus the trash is left on the truck so no need to put it back on.

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Karda

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#26 posted 01-16-2017 04:09 AM

but what is an oscillating drill press and in the specs it mentions swing what is that, I am leaning real hard toward the grizzly

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Carloz

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#27 posted 01-16-2017 04:46 AM



but what is an oscillating drill press and in the specs it mentions swing what is that, I am leaning real hard toward the grizzly

- Karda


it is just a drill press that moves the spindle up and down so when you use a sanding drum in it it wears our more evenly. You can live without it.

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Karda

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#28 posted 01-16-2017 05:23 AM

to tell the truth I would probably use it more for shaping than drilling, I think that is the press for me the baby is to small, I like power

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#29 posted 01-16-2017 10:37 AM

WEN 4212 10-Inch Variable Speed Drill Press would be better choice.

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HorizontalMike

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#30 posted 01-16-2017 11:55 AM


Don t be afraid of Grizzly online. I ordered and got the 20in. DP less than 2yr ago. I ended up picking it up at the UPS terminal because I live on a steep hill, so I could not do the tailgate drop-off. Not a problem for me because I have an I-Beam in my shop to attach a hoist. I probably could have slid the crate off the tailgate, but standing it up would have been difficult. BTW, it runs GREAT! Good luck on what you decide to do…

- HorizontalMike

No need for a hoist. You could just leave the crate on the truck and take parts one by one as you assemble the tool. As a free bonus the trash is left on the truck so no need to put it back on.
- Carloz

Yes and NO. The head of this DP is quite heavy and very awkward to place on the standing column without assistance. Even with assistance, this old man wouldn’t risk dropping and ruining the DP (just from trying to be macho). Play it safe if assembling such a large piece of machinery.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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TarHeelz

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#31 posted 01-16-2017 12:00 PM

I have been happy with my WEN drill press purchased through Amazon. Give it a look if you’re in the market for something in an affordable price range.

-- Tar Heelz, Durham, NC USA

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Karda

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#32 posted 01-16-2017 10:52 PM

I am looking at these 2 drill presses I want a 10” but it doesn’t say if they are 8 or 10 inch could you help thanks Mike
http://www.grizzly.com/products/Oscillating-Drill-Press/W1667

http://www.grizzly.com/search?q=((category:%22Drill+Presses%22))+AND+(price:%5b*+TO+149.99%5d)

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#33 posted 01-16-2017 11:08 PM

+1 for the wen I have a 10” wen I bought from homedepot.com for around $115 and I’ve been very happy with it for the price. It looks much sturdier than the similar Ryobi I looked at in store and was $15 cheaper.

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Karda

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#34 posted 01-17-2017 01:47 AM

ok Wens an option but what about the 2 I posted is one of them a 10” in there web site they don’t say

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papadan

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#35 posted 01-17-2017 03:53 AM

One is 8” and the other is 8 1/2” and they are out of both.

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#36 posted 01-17-2017 04:07 AM

ok thanks

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Karda

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#37 posted 01-17-2017 06:35 PM

after finding one DP after another were either not available or not available for store pickup I finaly found a 1o” wen through walmart thanks for your help and suggestions Mike

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