Craigslist Score! New 9" Craftsman Bench Drill Press

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Blog entry by Russ posted 01-13-2010 06:50 AM 10213 reads 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I was able to get a new looking and very gently used Craftsman 9” bench top drill press for a mere $30. I was so stoked to get it. No projects to work with it on yet but I immediately went out to the garage and found some scrap to drill holes in. It’s kinda like being a kid at Christmas scoring a deal on Craigslist. 9

-- Russ

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#1 posted 01-13-2010 06:58 AM

Love craigslist… half my shop is supplied from it!

-- I GIVE UP!!!! I've cut this @!&*!% board 3 times.... its still too short!

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#2 posted 01-13-2010 07:47 AM

Great score. Love craigs list.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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phillip mayberry

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#3 posted 01-13-2010 08:23 AM

my wife said i nrrd to go to craigslist anonymous here is why ridgid planer,band saw ,spindle sander 450 set of bessy clamps 16 in all 34 to 41 inch 350 jet jointer 180 porter dovetail jig 125 craftman shaper 100 bosch router and table with 35 bits used one time 350 and still looking

-- refinisher

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#4 posted 01-13-2010 09:01 AM

I have that exact drill press and it is awesome. great score!

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#5 posted 01-13-2010 12:10 PM

Congratulations! I share your joy.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 01-13-2010 03:53 PM

that’s awesome…I’ve been watching craigslist for a drill press for a while now. nice work.

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#7 posted 01-13-2010 04:41 PM

30 seems like a great deal! Good score and btw “you suck”.

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#8 posted 01-13-2010 05:16 PM

Score!! great deal. So many deals on tools so little space.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#9 posted 01-14-2010 03:09 AM

So I went to adjust to higher speed and turned the unit around. Noticed some mud. I thought this thing is impeccable condition why is there mud? It wasn’t mud it was an old hornets nest. Thankfully sans hornet. Removed and belt adjusted still working great.

-- Russ

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#10 posted 01-14-2010 03:19 AM

Yup – dats a great deal and I agree with Ratchet.
I have this drill press ($105 new). It is very functional, drills holes all day….but;

The drill chuck has a noticably high amount of run out though (0.025”) – which goes against my
satisfaction factor. But then again, I’m a master precision tool & die maker that gets upset
when I have 0.000015” (15 millionths) runout during my day job too! Therapy is getting me more
tolerant and tuned in to wood – just 5 more sessions…..just five more and I’ll be good to go.

-- Before you louse it up, THIMK!

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#11 posted 01-14-2010 05:17 PM

Good deal….

I hardly ever get one of those!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#12 posted 01-14-2010 05:25 PM

Nice score.

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