|Forum topic by PG_Zac||posted 03-31-2009 05:40 PM||906 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
03-31-2009 05:40 PM
Hi Guys, Gals, and any Others
Sometime in the next few months, I’ll be buying a drill press, and I’d like to pick your collectives brains.
I have NEVER used a drill-press before. Oh yes, I have had a press thing that I used to fix my hand drill in, but never a dedicated drill-press.
Space will not be an issue, and the budget is fairly generous. This machine won’t be limited to wood working, but any metal or plastic work will be minimal, so I’m not really going to make allowance for that work.
Unfortunately, in South Africa we have a very limited selection of makes and models, so I’m hoping you can give me pointers to desirable features and capacities, rather than specific makes and models.
Plus all sorts of other things I haven’t even thought of because I’ve never used one.
I have some pretty decent machines, and I’d hate to go and buy a POS drill-press because I’m dof or just inexperienced. Any and all suggestions are welcomed. As you can probably see, I know nuttin’ about drill-presses, so please don’t yank my chain and send me in the wrong direction.
(dof=stupid in Afrikaans)
Thanks for your time and willingness to share.
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