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Forum topic by Putttn posted 04-25-2017 07:01 PM 571 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Putttn

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04-25-2017 07:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press

What am I missing here. There seems to be all sorts of modifications addressing frustration with drill press depth stops. Why not a simple spring clamp?

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS


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#1 posted 04-25-2017 07:22 PM

That’s just fine and dandy as long as the clamp doesn’t slide.

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#2 posted 04-25-2017 07:46 PM

I can’t imagine using enough force to move the clamp but I’ll try it and see if there is ever a application that would require/make it move. I thought maybe I was missing something regarding the set up.

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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#3 posted 04-25-2017 07:50 PM

What’s wrong with the stop nuts?

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#4 posted 04-25-2017 08:22 PM

Really nothing wrong with the stop nuts. I have seen quite a few videos and posts about the inconvenience of fiddling with the darn things just to set the depth stop. I know on my previous drill press it was very fast and convenient but not so much with this new one.
I played with trying to make this move and you would purposely have to be putting a lot of pressure to make it move. Something that you probably wouldn’t be doing at the end of your drilling.

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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#5 posted 04-25-2017 09:35 PM



Really nothing wrong with the stop nuts. I have seen quite a few videos and posts about the inconvenience of fiddling with the darn things just to set the depth stop. I know on my previous drill press it was very fast and convenient but not so much with this new one.
I played with trying to make this move and you would purposely have to be putting a lot of pressure to make it move. Something that you probably wouldn t be doing at the end of your drilling.

- Putttn

I disagree…I owned the Delta 16” years ago with the “dial” stop and loved it (touch the bit to the piece, dial in the desired depth on the easy to read scale and then lock it in) I left that behind on a move and later bought the Delta 17” with the rod that I hated from day one. It would slip the threads on the stop nut with little pressure…and calculating depth requires a calculator.

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#6 posted 04-25-2017 09:39 PM

I can see how one would rather us an alternative to the new “design” (not really designed and it shows) depth stop and nuts on newer presses. I was fortunate to find an old press in super shape. I can spin the nuts and they’ll ride the threads for some distance. They’re conical with coined edges, which makes so much more sense. They work perfectly. No issues setting them quickly and reliably.

-- Bill, Yo!......in Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#7 posted 04-25-2017 10:20 PM

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- Putttn
I disagree…I owned the Delta 16” years ago with the “dial” stop and loved it (touch the bit to the piece, dial in the desired depth on the easy to read scale and then lock it in) I left that behind on a move and later bought the Delta 17” with the rod that I hated from day one. It would slip the threads on the stop nut with little pressure…and calculating depth requires a calculator.

- teejk02

We may have had similar machines. Mine was a Shopsmith and very easy to set the depth stop. I’m struggling with moving these nuts and haven’t had enough time on this machine to dislike it as much as I think I will.

-- Bill eastern Washington Home of beloved ZAGS

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