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Forum topic by FWBGBS posted 08-02-2009 08:03 PM 8237 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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FWBGBS

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08-02-2009 08:03 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill press foremost machinery

Good morning all,

I found this DP for $200 in nice condition. Assuming the run-out is minimal and the vibration is close to nil is the asking price fair? I’m looking for a base price so I can haggle if negative nuances are found upon closer inspection. Also, if bought and further problems occur will replacement parts be easily had? Thanks in advance.

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Foremost II

Brad

-- No sane man will dance ~ Cicero


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BeachedBones

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#1 posted 08-03-2009 01:24 AM

I don’t know that brand, but I bought a very similar DP in looks and specs for 200$ new.

-- You know.... I think that old wood needs to be furniture.

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 08-03-2009 04:55 AM

It seems like some I’ve seen for $99 new

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Don K.

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#3 posted 08-03-2009 05:00 AM

$200 for a used bench top drill press seems pretty high to me. Add another $50 to $100 to it and you can buy a pretty decent new floor model.

-- Don S.E. OK

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davidroberts

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#4 posted 08-03-2009 05:51 AM

spitin image of an older craftsman. and i do mean exact. i have an older craftsman floor model I bought used for $100. works great. it looks clean (repainted?) so I’d say a base price for a used knock off brand at $100 and bought for $75. just a guess.

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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Don K.

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#5 posted 08-03-2009 06:09 AM

Agree with David….if you look at my shop pics you will see a Craftsman table mount I bought for $50 used at a garge sale. Works like a champ.

-- Don S.E. OK

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FWBGBS

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#6 posted 08-03-2009 06:16 AM

Thanks for all your replies fellas, truly.

I was holding out hope that a veteran member would tell me the company was affiliated with the Foremost outfit in IL. But, census has it that this thing is a knockoff at best. I will take all your heed and pass.

Thanks again, Brad

-- No sane man will dance ~ Cicero

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Don K.

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#7 posted 08-03-2009 06:21 AM

By the way Brad…welcome to Lumberjock’s !!!!!

-- Don S.E. OK

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 08-03-2009 07:11 AM

I just googled it, not much there. Probably the latest import from China.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Steelworker

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#9 posted 09-23-2009 11:29 PM

I have that exact drill press and it is a very heavy duty unit and will out drill most drill presses up to the $1,000 mark . As long as there is minimal run out on the chuck it is a major bargain . This drill came out around 1985 . What makes it so good is the size of the motor and it’s power and the sturdiness of the whole frame . I have drilled up to 2” stock with ease !!!!! . But good quality drill bits are mandatory ! .

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Steelworker

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#10 posted 09-23-2009 11:34 PM

A few words of advise from a steel worker , do not trust the specs on metal working equipment because this can be very misleading , the real proof is in the pudding as the saying goes ! . Like that drill press . It is an oldy but one hell of a goody !!!! .

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