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Forum topic by Thorbjorn88 posted 01-05-2018 03:14 AM 796 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Thorbjorn88

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01-05-2018 03:14 AM

I’m looking on craigslist for a decent drillpress and found this. I went and looked at it today it seems solid and sounds like it runs smooth. It says it was made in 1990. I haven’t been able to find much online about this particular drillpress. Does anyone have experience with this or similar? Is $150 a good price for it?

https://tucson.craigslist.org/tls/d/drill-press/6448019676.html


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#1 posted 01-05-2018 03:43 AM

I had one of the similar models and the only problem I had was the
chuck key stripped out within a month. other than that, it was a good machine.
I had it for a year, maybe used it 3 dozen times.
I never did find a key that fit and traded it to my neighbor for some labor.
no comment on the price – that would be your decision.

-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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#2 posted 01-05-2018 05:01 AM

It is $280 at HF. With 25% coupon it is $210 Extra $60 gives you new belts, bearings other wearable parts and some limited time to return it if something is wrong with it. Plus cheap delivery to your door.

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#3 posted 01-05-2018 06:59 AM

I like that model a lot better than what is offered today.

I’d pick it up for 150$. Less is better.

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Thorbjorn88

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#4 posted 01-05-2018 06:26 PM

Yeah I guess my big question is whether a Central Machinery drill was built better in 1990 than it is now. This thing seems a lot heavier duty than the one they have for $280 at HF, and I think it’s more like a 15 or 17 inch than a 13 inch.

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#5 posted 01-05-2018 06:42 PM

if the spindles are tight, the belts and pulleys are good, the motor does not smell burnt,
and you have $150.00 you can spare, then yes, go get it. make sure the chuck key fits firmly and is not stripped.
and I would say that – yes – the older machines appear to be better quality than the newer ones.

-- I started out with nothing in life ~ and still have most of it left.

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