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Don K.

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05-09-2009 09:47 PM

I was going through the reviews looking for some on the Steel City drill press and only found one. The same tool distributer I was talking about the other day that is dropping Steel City has a 17” Steel City drill press. The average cost of one is $550. He has some left that he only wants $300 for. While I know $300 for ANY decent drill press is a good deal, has anyone had one long enough to say if they are very happy with theirs or not ? Pro’s – Con’s ?

Thanks

-- Don S.E. OK


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Woodchuck1957

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#1 posted 05-09-2009 09:56 PM

You haven’t bought it yet ? You’ll be sorry if you don’t jump on that deal. On stuff like that theres no time to screw around. That drill press even off sale is hard to beat.

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#2 posted 05-09-2009 11:00 PM

I was fortunate to find one that was 3 month old and the owner had to sell fast and I can’t say enough about it. The easy of change speed, lowering and adjusting the table is all straight forward. But most of all having a real heavy duty press has made life a lot smoother in the shop. Couple with a nice set of forstner bit this drill press rocks. I found this deal on Craigslist at 150.00 and I couldn’t get home fast enough. I build a table top which you could view in my project under Blackcherry projects and view the press as well. Hope this help Don, good luck Blkcherry

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#3 posted 05-09-2009 11:57 PM

Thanks Guys,
I am going to buy it , mainly because of the 6” travel, but it has been raining here hard all day. He said he would hold it untill it I could get there this week. (Now I have to sell my old one)

-- Don S.E. OK

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#4 posted 05-10-2009 12:01 AM

You won’t be sorry.

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#5 posted 05-10-2009 12:14 AM

I will be if my wife figures out how much I have been spending on tools the last few weeks. Planned on just upgrading a few things…..It’s a sickness I tell you…I just keep finding all of these good deals (At least that what I will tell her if she ask) lol

-- Don S.E. OK

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#6 posted 05-10-2009 12:20 AM

You won’t be sorry but let me warn you the top header is one heavy sucker have some help to carry it. Good luck Don and don’t worry about the purchase you never out spend the other half with all the sale going on….LOL Blkcherry

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#7 posted 05-10-2009 12:39 AM

Thanks BC,
Really liked your new work bench by the way.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#8 posted 05-10-2009 12:58 AM

I don’t know what to tell you Don. My new shop and equipment is going to cost me a new kitchen with all new appliances.

God Bless
tom

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#9 posted 05-10-2009 01:11 AM

”I don’t know what to tell you Don. My new shop and equipment is going to cost me a new kitchen with all new appliances.”

LOL…sounds like a fair trade !!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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#10 posted 05-10-2009 08:49 PM

Hey Guys
It doesn’t cost you, you are just forciate enough to have a loving wife to make it for, I typed that when my wife was looking over my shoulder LOL I still mean it.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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