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Forum topic by ChrisCrafts posted 12-01-2011 12:31 AM 681 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ChrisCrafts

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12-01-2011 12:31 AM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press

I am having to part with my Powermatic 2800 and will be looking for a replacement. The wife’s car blew up and we didn’t have enough money for Christmas, the new Head Gasket, and the new Radiator! Luckily I was already thinking the PM2800 was way more Drill Press than I needed. Luckily I worked a good deal when I bought it and am not taking much of a hit on the sale.

I am 70% set on getting an older model Floor model on CL for $200 +/- . But then again another bench top would really help get back some room in my shop/2 car garage. But then again maybe I should wait and get a milling machine drill press. Not sure why I would need it but who knows when I would want to mill up some non wood materials.

I really hardly ever use the drill press so I am looking for maximum versatility.

Any suggestions? What do you have? What older models were good?

I hope everyone is getting all set for a wonderful Christmas!

-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com


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#1 posted 12-01-2011 01:40 AM

cr1 is right a head gasket is not all that hard to do so, get a repair manual take some pics of the engine’s layout and start wrenching

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#2 posted 12-01-2011 01:59 AM

I appreciate your comments about fixing the car myself. If my fingers weren’t trashed by Rheumatoid Arthritis I would probably have given it a shot. But my fingers are so bad I was unable to change out the car battery myself. I can only use a handful of hand tools in my woodworking. I bought a amazing set of old Hand Planes and had to sell them because the pain of using them was unbearable. I wear box handlers gloves and super grip handles when I am turning just to be able to hold on to the tools.

So the mechanic got the big bucks for fixing the car and that can’t be undone.

-- Chris, Washington The State! http://www.chris-crafts.com

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