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Forum topic by JK0702 posted 10-04-2016 01:41 AM 163 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JK0702

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10-04-2016 01:41 AM

In the past, I’ve used a contractor friend’s Delta 32-325 line boring machine to make shelving pin holes for Cabinets. He now wants to sell the machine and will let it go for $500. It’s at least 10 years old, so I’m concerned about the condition of the spindle gears. I’d appreciate input from those that have this machine or know about it’s track record. I have only made cabinets for my own home and garage, but such a machine would be nice to have. Is $500 a good price for a machine this old? Especially with Delta circling the drain and parts harder to get. Should I just stick to my Kreg shelf pin jig that I paid about $30 for?

-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.


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#1 posted 10-04-2016 05:43 AM

I think you answered your own question. Can’t be sure if Delta will be around much longer, also do you have the extra space in the shop for a machine that may only get used a couple times in a year. Your Kreg shelve jig can be easiy stored in a cabinet compared to taking up floor space. Good luck on your decision.

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

Alan,
Thanks for your reply. The Delta issue is a big one for me, if I can get parts if/when I need them, then a 10+ year old machine becomes more of a concern. I really haven’t completely thought through the space issue, so maybe it’s time to do some measuring.

-- John - Huntington Beach, CA --- Growth occurs when we get out of our comfort zone.

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