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Alexander

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04-12-2010 05:28 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press

I’ve been looking at all the drill press table that LJ’s have made and see one in the Grizzly book for $32.95 + ship & tax. That looks like a hard deal to beat. Have any of you bought that drill press table and if so what do you think of it?

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.


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#1 posted 04-12-2010 02:40 PM

I saw the same table in the Grizzly catalogue a couple of months ago and I considered buying it. I posted a similar post here on LJ and several people responded saying the Grizzly table is a piece of crap. Eventually, I built my own and I am very happy with it. However, now that I have used it some there are a couple things I wish I had done differently.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#2 posted 04-12-2010 02:47 PM

Rich,

Please explain; what would you add or change with the table you built.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 04-12-2010 02:48 PM

Hone your skills, build your own. Nothing gives you greater pleasure than to say “I built that!” Sounds better than “I bought that”. Every drill press table is built, for the company’s building them, for what they use, not for what you use, unless you have the exact same equipment.

I built my own http://lumberjocks.com/UnionLabel/blog/14367

It is custom fit to what I wanted and what I will use it for.

This LJ review will help you make a decision. http://lumberjocks.com/reviews/1213

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#4 posted 04-12-2010 04:41 PM

My DP table is one of my projects on this site so you can see pictures of it.

It is basically MDF and oak plywood glued together with an solid oak frame on 3 sides. The t-track is set into the oak plywood but it does not cross the oak frame. In retrospect, I would have the t-track come through the oak frame. That would make it possible to clean out the t-track with a brush. As it is, I usually blow the dust out with an air compressor. Big mess.

You will see in the pictures my idea of attaching a block that holds the plate for the Kreg hold down clamp. The threaded inserts into the plywood are not sufficiently strong to support the hold down clamp if I apply too much pressure to the workpiece. In retrospect, I would connect this block with a bolt that goes all the way through the table and through the steel table below. This is a modification I am planning to do. I really like using a Kreg hold down clamp on my DP table, but has to be stronger.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#5 posted 04-12-2010 05:40 PM

As I looked through the different drill press table project on LJ I made a list of what I thought I wanted in a DPT. 1. T bar for stop block .2. T bar (2) for fence.3. Cut out for/ replacement pc for drilliing through table. 4. Quick remove to install vice unit/ attachment to metal table on drill.

What elce? It would be nice to have a tilt tabe to allow drilling angled holes. I’m not sure how to make this happen. Maybe this would be a attachment to the main table.

From what I’ve read on LJ the Grizzly table would not be a good deal.

Thanks for you help LJ, Keep it coming Please.

-- John at Sugarloft Mountain........Don't argue with an idiot; people watching may not be able to tell the difference.

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