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Forum topic by TurbineTester posted 06-11-2010 03:35 AM 5211 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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TurbineTester

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06-11-2010 03:35 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press table

FYI Harbor Freight has a parking lot sale and their drill press table for woodworking is only $30…

Has T-track, stop blocks and it looks like it may have a replaceable insert…

http://www.harborfreight.com/drill-press-extension-table-with-fence-96395.html?utm_source=prospects&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=2410B

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billthekatt

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#1 posted 06-11-2010 05:58 AM

it looks like a good table, but its going to be a universal fit. which means you will a to fool around with it for a couple of hours to get it to fit right..i would take to money that you would spend on that and purchase some t track and a sheet of mdf and make your own..cost would be about the same and you will have some mdf left over for more projects..just saying..

-- larry

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Frankie Talarico Jr.

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#2 posted 06-11-2010 12:30 PM

agree with billthekat. Get the MDF save money. T track are good for only a few applications. ( yes technically you can get a million, but few are practical)

It becomes a pain when you do production. I would never install this on my press. I would rather build one more durable, and to my needs. I recommend the same for anyone.

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Knothead62

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#3 posted 06-11-2010 02:46 PM

Thanks. I was looking at the HF table. Will go the DIY route. Have a sink cut-out I can use.

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lilredweldingrod

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#4 posted 06-16-2010 07:17 AM

I’ve had the HF version for about 3 years now. I would buy it again. It has done every thing I have asked of it and it still looks as good as the day I bought it. Rand

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#5 posted 06-16-2010 07:32 AM

The regular price on that table is $29.99, so $30.00 isn’t much of a sale…

I had a particle board DP table. Not worth using, but it did donate some good T Track, thread inserts and such… Go the DIY route if you can manage it…

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Knothead62

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#6 posted 06-16-2010 02:19 PM

I thought I would try it. Parts missing so I’m taking it back. See my other thread on HF. Will stick to DIY as I previously stated.

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