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Tedstor

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604 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: drill press

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
$100
Hopefully, this will be the last DP I ever have to buy.


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 604 days ago

I HATE YOU!

;-)

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#2 posted 604 days ago

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.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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John's Woodshop

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#3 posted 604 days ago

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

-- John -- Racine, WI -- Woodworking..."It's not just a Hobby, it's an Adventure"

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TeamTurpin

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#4 posted 604 days ago

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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NiteWalker

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#5 posted 604 days ago

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

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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teejk

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#6 posted 604 days ago

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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dbhost

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#7 posted 604 days ago

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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Lee Barker

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#8 posted 604 days ago

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

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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Tedstor

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#9 posted 604 days ago

Thanks.
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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REO

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#10 posted 604 days ago

SHWEEET!

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toolie

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#11 posted 604 days ago

@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!

oh yeah, you suck.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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