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Forum topic by Beany posted 04-11-2016 08:03 PM 495 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Beany

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04-11-2016 08:03 PM

it’s just around the corner from me and could be my first DP…... Just want to estimate my gamble – the owner has no idea what it is

http://indianapolis.craigslist.org/tls/5533519068.html


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Bill White

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#1 posted 04-11-2016 10:01 PM

More pics would help. Bench top for sure, and usual checking out for bearings, run out, chuck condition, etc.
Bill

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#2 posted 04-11-2016 10:14 PM

That quill handle reminds me alot of the harbor freight ones I’ve seen, the color, not so much.

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runswithscissors

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#3 posted 04-12-2016 04:38 AM

Or, it looks like one that Lowe’s is (was?) selling. That is a light duty DP, but there was a time when I would have been delighted to have even that. Note that the table will have to be moved by sheer muscle, as there is no crank with a rack and spur gear to help move it. Going down is easy, going up a pain in the neck. You have to wiggle it side to side as you simultaneously lift.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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#4 posted 04-14-2016 01:59 AM

If the price is low enough the gamble is small, however, I would not operate it without a cover for the pulleys
and belts. It would be just too easy to rest your hand up there as you took a close look at something you were
drilling and hurt yourself.

-- As ever, Gus-the 77 yr young apprentice carpenter

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Beany

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#5 posted 04-14-2016 02:19 AM

I decided to pass, press drills are not a rare thing so I will have some patience – instead I went an picked up a 2HP HF dust collector.

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