New Drill Press for Christmas

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  1. Mark Brewer

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    WOW!!![​IMG] [​IMG]
    I just recieved am e-mail from my sister with a link to what she bought me for X-mas. A new drill press!!!!!!!!! Should be here in two days.
    Well let me see....
    New speakers For music only system...
    New TV stand...
    Another SonoSub..
    What else can I build.....
    Mark B
     
  2. Jordan Tracey

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    What brand name man? My Dad bought a Ridgid one. The thing is almost as tall as me and I am 6'4". He also bought a lathe, oscillationg bench sander, planer, and a router table. Everything except the router table is Ridgid, he also has a Craftsman table saw. So when i get around to making my subs, I'll be set.
     
  3. Brian Fellmeth

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    You're gonna love it. Nothing like a clean, straight hole. Don't know how I lived without one.
     
  4. Rob Lloyd

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    Are you guys using a drill press for doing mdf holes? I tried a 4" hole saw in mine and it was horrible.

    I'm only using a benchtop model but it has enough power. I used a decent hole saw too. But it gummed up ever 1/4" rendering it useless until I knocked the teeth clean.

    -Rob
     
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  6. Rob Lloyd

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    How long would it take to make a 4" hole with that type of hole cutter?

    Basically I'm wondering if I should change from the router or not.

    Thanks,

    Rob
     
  7. Brian Bunge

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    Rob,

    Are you cutting out port holes? If so, I really prefer using my router with the Jasper circle jig. The only time I use a hole saw is when I'm cutting out a 2" hole (too small for the Jasper). For a 4" hole the router and jig would be very quick.

    Brian
     
  8. ThomasW

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    James

    Those flywheel cutters are VERY VERY dangerous. Especially for thick materials. Anything loosens/breaks and pow, you're a gonner......

    I strongly urge you to throw it away and use standard bi-metal holesaws or a Jasper jig.

    Regards

    Thomas
     
  9. SalMaglie

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    If you're going to use a sanding frum on your drill press, I recommend that you get this setup from Lee Valley:
    http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...urrency=2&SID=
    Page explains it all. Lateral pressure applied to the drum without support is not good for a drill press.
     
  10. Mark Brewer

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    Yey I don't know how I survived either without a drill press. My brother-in-law drilled my holes for the flexi-rack and I used a hand drill for the sonosub. Not recommended!!!

    It is a small table top press. I'll have to check on the name brand.

    But now my wife has started a list of things to build. Oh the price we pay.
     
  11. Jordan Tracey

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    Haha! My Mom does that to my Dad...She is trying to get him to build an entertainment center for the living room where I am putting the HT and I think I have turned my Dad against it, hopefully.
     
  12. Hank Frankenberg

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    I am now in the market for a drill press - a long-awaited addition to my "shop". I'm considering the new Shop Fox 17" from Grizzly. Good pointer about the sanding drum support parts.
     
  13. SalMaglie

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    This is an old Buffalo Forge 15" drill press I picked up used for a decent price. I like the 4" quill travel, but the table has to be raised and lowered manually which can be a PITA.
     
  14. James Mudler

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    ThomasW,

    Agree 100%

    As with any tool I am very cautious. Probably should have clarified a little better. I personally use 3" and down on the lowest RPM on my drill press. I am in FL for the holidays so I do not remember which RPM I use. I also made a circular guard around the top to provide a safty zone from the spining arm. Kinda hard to see when it is cutting and to easy to have your hand smacked. I never use my drill press without clamping the material. Again I am anal, and want to keep all my fingers. Thanks for pointing that out.
     
  15. Mark Brewer

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    Update!!!

    SInce I started this thread we have made two more additions to our family.

    Dec 23rd our 3rd child Brendan Paul Brewer 8lb 9oz was born.

    And I picked up a Ryobi 10" miter saw.
     
  16. James Mudler

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    Congrats Mark!
     

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