|Forum topic by LibertySings||posted 10-11-2016 12:35 PM||536 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
10-11-2016 12:35 PM
New sub here… I’m an aspiring woodworker with a bit of experience and a love for anything handmade. I love what I’ve seen in the forums so far. Such a great knowledge pool. Thought this would be a good envirmonment for a question I have….
Looking to expand my shop and invest in my first drill press. I’ve come across one in particular that caught my eye. It’s an old Craftsman 15 1/2 in press. I haven’t gotten a model number from the seller yet but I’ve attached what pictures I have.
Seeking general advice… dunno if there’s still some Craftsman fans out there any longer, but I M partial as long as they’re from USA. It’s what I grew up around. It’s seems in ok condition, I know to check for general functionality, a straight spindle, any strange motor noises… but anything else would really help!
The other reason I’m interested in this one is the price…. very affordable, but that makes me weary. Seller says all is good, but he would say that. Haha. Lookong to buy in about a week, again would appreciate any advice.
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