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Forum topic by KelleyCrafts posted 10-09-2016 03:35 AM 743 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-09-2016 03:35 AM

This seems a bit spendy to me but has extras. Would like some input, I have a little 8” drill press now that drives me crazy. Could use a new one and would like a floor model to save space.

This just seems spendy. I imagine I can get it for $300. So that’s about half the price of a Wen or close to a Jet new. Quil travel is almost 5” which is a big deal making pens and stuff so I like that aspect.

I’ll quit rambling, thanks for the opinions.

-- - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#1 posted 10-09-2016 04:00 AM

At $300 with those accessories, I’d jump.


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#2 posted 10-09-2016 04:07 AM

Looks like a great deal, if there is no play in it take it

-- Norman - I never never make a mistake, I just change the design.

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#3 posted 10-09-2016 05:29 AM

Nice looking press, gotta love how he advertised made in usa while it clearly reads made in china.

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#4 posted 10-09-2016 05:38 AM

I’ve been looking for drill presses on local CL for several months. If you are willing to wait, there are some really good deals to be had. It’s not a huge priority for me so have been avoiding anything that is across town. Just kind of waiting for a good deal in my back yard. Having said that, I’ve seen the Jet 17” floor model sell on two separate occasions for $250 and $275. Another Delta like this one went for $200 when I first started looking.

There’s an old Buffalo listed that you can get for $350. He’s been trying to sell it for months and just keeps raising and lowering the price week to week. It’s a monster DP. But would be the last one you’d ever dream of buying.

I search almost daily for old tools. Drill presses are almost always a search I do. Can let you know of anything awesome that surfaces. I’d buy that buffalo if I wasn’t so daunted by trying to move it.

-- Matt - Phoenix, AZ

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#5 posted 10-09-2016 05:42 AM

Thanks Matt. The guy said he would take $300, with the add ons it’s not a bad deal and it isn’t far from me. I might go look at it tomorrow.

-- - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#6 posted 10-09-2016 10:38 AM

Hello Ki7, that price is about 1/3 of the original price, just the drill press by itself. If I were you I wouldn’t wait to long before getting over there and buying it. Have fun, make some dust.

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#7 posted 10-09-2016 12:54 PM

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#8 posted 10-09-2016 01:41 PM

I’m in Snowflake but, if I were closer, that Buffalo would already be in my shop.
That Delta is a good deal, though.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#9 posted 10-09-2016 01:42 PM

Not sure about what Hp or capacity the delta has but there are new floor models available for close to the same price.

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#10 posted 10-09-2016 03:21 PM

That Porter Cable doesn’t appear to be available anymore. I can’t even choose shipping for it.

Gene/Matt, I’ve seen that Buffalo for months on CL but it’s a lot of work. I wish I had time to restore it but at $350, it would probably need another $300 to fix up not to mention the time involved. I have a few old machines in the shop and they took some effort, none of which was that bad. Would be pretty awesome though.

-- - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#11 posted 10-09-2016 05:41 PM

Just went and picked it up. I pointed out that it was made in China, was funny. Guy was real nice, an old timer selling all his woodworking stuff. Nice unisaw that looked brand new for $1000 50” fence. Everything he had seemed OCD well taken care of.

-- - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#12 posted 10-09-2016 06:02 PM

Awesome man, 1000 for a used unisaw sounds a lot steep.

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