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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 01-16-2015 04:50 PM 923 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2015 04:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill-driver drill press 5 speed

Its always an exciting day when a new tool joins the workshop family…lol…. Today I needed a Drill press after 10 attempts in trying to drill a 90 degree hole for my Moxon vise project I gave up.

I ended up getting one from Harbor Freight a store and what they don’t have you don’t need.) I ve never been here before and a friend of mine swears by the place. I ended up getting a 5 speed “Central Machinery “brand.

It was onsale for $70.00.

Ill do a review on it once I have used it for a while….

Its a little one that you can put on your bench when you need it and under it when you don’t.

PS: There is a link to the drill press in my Harbor Freight link above….

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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#1 posted 01-16-2015 05:16 PM

Congrats on your new Tool! I find my drill press indispensable for doing anything approaching precision work. I have a skil benchtop drill press and it’s been good to me. The lamp on yours is a definite plus. I hope it works well for you.

-- Ni faru ion el ligno!

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#2 posted 01-16-2015 08:12 PM

Congrats Ed, you are well on your way to making your wife a woodworker’s widow, figuratively speaking. Now that you can bore holes perpendicular to the surface you are only a small step from making mortises. Excuse me while I get out of your way.

-- Greg, No. Cal. - "Gaudete in Domino Semper"

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#3 posted 01-17-2015 02:39 AM

Congrats on your purchase Ed… I hope you enjoy the heck out of it… Let us know what you think as you use it.. And remember this.. If it works for what you need to use it for then it’s good for you..

Happy Woodworking….

-- Duane

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#4 posted 01-17-2015 03:24 AM

I’ve seen that dp on sale in the $50’s. If you didn’t use a 20% coupon, look for the code online, local papers, or woodworking magazines and take your receipt back with the coupon to get the discount. I love Harbor Freight for many things due to the coupons, free items, and availability of items not carried by HD or Lowes.

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#5 posted 01-17-2015 03:54 AM

I got a an-fatigue may for $7… I saw little 3” clamps for $2… Great store

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown”

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