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Forum topic by Estley posted 04-10-2011 10:48 PM 1218 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Estley

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04-10-2011 10:48 PM

So I’m in the process of setting up my garage as my shop, right now I’m building a bench. Next I’m making a miter saw station and the idea is to stow rolling cabinets under the side extensions. I ran across this: http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=10751&Max=999

I’m thinking it could be interesting/cool to use it to stow a drill press under the extension… has anybody tried this?


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saddletramp

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#1 posted 04-10-2011 11:51 PM

It would never hold my old cast iron Drill press. Don’t know for sure about the newer, lighter ones but I think it would still be a stretch.

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#2 posted 04-11-2011 12:12 AM

Yeah. 60lb. capacity. That sounds pretty light for LOTS of drill presses….

-- -- Neil

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#3 posted 04-11-2011 05:45 AM

Save your money. It will never hold a drill press.

Steve

-- Steve in KY. 44 years so far with my lovely bride. Think I'll keep her.

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#4 posted 04-11-2011 06:17 AM

there was a blog about some metal ones a (LJ) ?
and his wife were making that bolted to the counter
or workbench
and had the tools upside down on them
they flipped up and locked
and could carry lots of weight

maybe someone will find it
it was maybe a year ago

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#5 posted 04-11-2011 06:32 AM

found it

http://www.benchslidemount.com/Bench_Slide_Mount/Welcome.html

the advantage here is the weight of the tool is directly on the work surface

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 04-11-2011 06:41 AM

You beat me to it, Patron. I will need a couple of those pretty soon. I will at some point have them installed and post the pics to my ongoing project post.

I plan to mount both a benchtop drill press and a 6×36 belt/8” disk sander on them.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#7 posted 04-11-2011 01:05 PM

I don’t think it would hold at all. If you think it will hold the weight of the drill press? Then stop now and think of the extra downward force you put on a drill press while cranking the handles down to drill through something. A spinning drill press breaking away and falling down towards you isn’t going to be a fun thing to try and catch.

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#8 posted 04-11-2011 02:58 PM

as I said… just a crazy thought…. the slide mounts look interesting though….

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