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Forum topic by KelleyCrafts posted 03-28-2017 04:51 PM 566 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2017 04:51 PM

All, I have one of these Drill Sargents. It came with my floor standing drill press, I don’t use it. I was wondering however if there is something else I could potentially use it for. I’m not sure what but maybe I could come up with something, a custom application??

Otherwise I guess I’ll look at selling it. It works awesome but it is annoying when I try to drill for pen blanks and such so I took it off the drill press and it’s collecting dust. I’m purging some of my shop stuff I have sitting around so this either needs a purpose or needs to go.


-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#1 posted 03-28-2017 05:25 PM

Do you have a bandsaw you could modify it for? It could be utilized to prevent drift on your free hand projects.

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#2 posted 03-28-2017 05:45 PM

Not a bad idea. I have an industrial sized scroll saw I use for most of that kind of thing. The band saw does a lot of ripping which this would just get in the way for that. I do like the idea though. It’s a cool tool for sure. Would hate to see it go but it needs a purpose if I’m keeping it.

I was trying to think of other hold down purposes even if I have to come up with my own platform and lever type structure but I don’t see were that would be beneficial compared to a clamp or something. On the drill press however it’s pretty awesome how it works. It works great too, I just do a lot of turning stuff on my drill press and it’s not convenient (read I’m lazy) to turn the Allen bolt and push it out of the way.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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#3 posted 03-28-2017 06:37 PM

That looks pretty cool, and more convenient than trying to hold a workpiece dead still while pumping a one-handed clamp closed (after I let gravity open the full 18” since I was too lazy to a. flip it over—or—b. too lazy to grab a 6” clamp!!)

One thought before I try to talk you out of it—how about changing the allen bolt for a cam lock or knob? Hard to tell if that could be viable without seeing it in person, but if you could make it tool-less your “like” may improve.

How much shipped to 46350? PM your thoughts. Thanks!!

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#4 posted 03-28-2017 06:58 PM

Now you’re talking earl. Let me check it out tonight and see if that’s a good option. I’ll have to check the bolt thread pattern and see what I can come up with.

Like I said before, for what it’s supposed to do it’s pretty awesome until you need to do something different.

I’ll look before I quote a price. I’ll let you know.

-- Dave - - pen blanks - knife scales - turning tools

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