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Forum topic by UncleBen posted 09-06-2007 05:03 PM 2745 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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UncleBen

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09-06-2007 05:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: lathe mortise mortising machine drill press

I found two new items at Grizzly that I have not seen before. Tell me what you think of them, and if you think they would get the job done. As you’ll see, each of these items are meant to replace other stand-alone machines.

Lathe attachment ($20)
lathe
! [url=http://www.grizzly.com/products/H8071]web page[/url] !

Mortising attachment ($50)
mortiser

You can view these on Grizzly’s site at:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/searchresults.aspx?q=drill+press&start=25&num=25


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WayneC

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#1 posted 09-06-2007 05:29 PM

The lathe attachment could be a good low cost option for pen Turning. I’ve seen the mortice attachment available for most drill presses. I belive setup and conversion time can be an issue.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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UncleBen

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#2 posted 09-06-2007 05:40 PM

Thanks Wayne. I also was just told that it could damage the DP bearings, but I’m not sure how or why. The thing that I plan to turn first is large “ball” feet for an armoire and I don’t plan to do any pen turning.

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#3 posted 09-06-2007 06:37 PM

To your point, my concern with the lathe attachment would be the lateral pressure on the bearings. As far as I know, drill presses are not designed for that kind of load.

The mortising attachment looks almost exactly like the one I bought for my delta drill press over a year ago. They work pretty well, but setup, and getting the mortise squared up with the stock can be time consuming. But for $50 why not.

-- David, Charlotte NC

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WayneC

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#4 posted 09-06-2007 09:56 PM

I wonder if a Forstner bit and a chisel would be quicker unless your setting up to do a lot of mortices.

With the prices of mini lathes it is probably a better way to go. That or a used one.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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UncleBen

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#5 posted 09-06-2007 10:55 PM

In that case, I think it will be a “no” for both those items. Forstner bit and chisel may be a better way to go, and I have seen a mini delta lathe for $120 or so at Amazon. Thanks for helping me not waste my time and money!

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