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Forum topic by Tedstor posted 11-14-2012 02:52 PM 1126 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-14-2012 02:52 PM

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So I swore up and down that I wouldn’t/couldn’t/shouldn’t own a floor standing DP. My work space is already pretty cramped and a benchtop machine made more sense. Unfortunately, used benchtop machines with adequate specs are very hard to find. New machines are too expensive.
So long story short, a floor DP popped-up on craigslist a couple days ago, and I pulled the trigger. The seller indicated he bought it new 5-6 years ago and used it sparingly, but it has sat idle for the past 2-3 years.
Grizzly 7944
14” 3/4hp
With commercial aux table
Hopefully, this will be the last DP I ever have to buy.

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#1 posted 11-14-2012 02:55 PM



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#2 posted 11-14-2012 03:17 PM

What a great deal…! I already have a floor drill press…but for that price I would have definitely bought it and had two.
I like the Woodpeck auxiliary table. I have the same one on my drill press.

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#3 posted 11-14-2012 03:20 PM

Congratulations, that is one fine drill press. What a fantastic deal…....I am with HorizontalMike I hate you too :)

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#4 posted 11-14-2012 03:25 PM

Someone’s invested $100 in that table alone. You stole that drill press and I hope you feel ashamed. Shame on you. :)


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#5 posted 11-14-2012 03:45 PM

You did good. The table alone is worth that. :)
I used to have the G7943 (same press, but benchtop version) and it worked great.

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#6 posted 11-14-2012 04:00 PM

I know a lot of people that don’t own a floor stand DP partly because of the space issue…I measured mine once and think it has a smaller footprint than a 5 gal gas can. congrats on your deal (you’ll use it more than you know).

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#7 posted 11-14-2012 04:05 PM

Wow, that’s an even better deal than my $75.00 Northern Industrial. I had to do some cleaning and fixing to make it happy, went over the $100.00 mark BEFORE I added the table. You sir, got a screaming great deal on that drill press.

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#8 posted 11-14-2012 04:08 PM

Might as well write it into your will right now. Great find.



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#9 posted 11-14-2012 04:22 PM

Floor DPs certainly don’t have a very large footprint. Thats the only reason I finally caved and went with the Grizzly. Well, the $100 price tag was truly the main motivator in this case. But my shop was already configured for a benchtop model, since that is what I had before. I had to move/shift virtually everything in my shop in order to make a usable space for the floor machine. I’m not really even sure a floor machine is THAT much more versatile than a bench machine (all else being equal). But now that everything is said and done, I’m really glad to have it nonetheless.

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#11 posted 11-14-2012 09:46 PM

@tedstor…... like you, i don’t have room for a floor standing DP. but if i’d come across that deal, i’d have done exactly what you did. or i’d have purchased it and resold it for a nice little profit. sweet deal! enjoy it!

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