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Drill press--What kind ya got?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by OL14BLAZ, Nov 1, 2002.

  1. OL14BLAZ

    OL14BLAZ 1/2 ton status

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    Looking at getting one pretty soon and wanted to know what you guys and gals use. Bench mount, floor mount, brand, voltage, etc.,etc.,

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    I have a Bridgeport mill I use as a drillpress.And you can use it for other stuff too /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    I'd LOVE to have a Bridgeport! That's a toy that could get me into a lot of trouble. /forums/images/graemlins/cool.gif A buddy of mine in Massachusetts has one in his basement. And we ain't talkin' about a walkout basement! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif I'm just glad that I wasn't there while they were moving it down there! /forums/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
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    Which model of the Bridgeport mills do you have and where did you find yours? Did you buy it new or used?

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    The neibours! /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    I use a floor mounted Delta Milwalky.. It is speed adjustable by belt adjustment. It has a small milling table that will bolt to the work surface.

    This press is older than I am and works perfect. Being a tool junkie, I have compaired it to many new models.. Craftsman, etc... I think I would hit yard sales and stuff and pick up some older model cus the new stuff doesnt impress me... the stuff that does I cant afford
     
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    I've got 5 Fadels....40" x 20" and 1 60" x 40"
     
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    Its a mid 70s model.It has dial indicators to measure X and Y travel and power feed.It has alot of miles on it but it works great.I found it used at a machine shop supply place here local.I had a bunch of tooling that had to be made at work and told the owner of where I work that if he bought it I would learn how to use it.So he did /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif I think we paid $2800

    I also have a Sharp mill.It has everything,digital XYZ readout,power feed on the X and Y and the knee,a myster system,and an air draw bar.This is a $35k machine and is like new.I got it from a big tool and die shop back east that I deal with for $1500.The reason they got rid of it is that it was too big and nobody wanted to use it .Lucky me /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     

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