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    Re: Drill press??

    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff View Post
    Is this the jig that Mike Davis suggested and you made it work pretty well without a plunge router? What were you expecting in order to label the outcome "nice and neat"?

    https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/...age=2&p=591747

    A drill press is a handy addition for many other uses besides roughing out mortises with Forstner bits (you'll still have to clean up the mortise with a chisel to make it "nice and neat").

    I have this bench top Craftsman (2/3 hp, 620-3120 rpm) that works fine for me over 12 years.

    http://www.sears.com/craftsman-10inc...p-00921900000P

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SwPO3Hsen50
    Mike did a much better job on his jig than I did. I didn't get the side rails tight enough and ended up getting varying widths on the mortise. I figure I need a decent drill press anyway, so next time will try drilling them out. I had read about 'not getting mortise attachment' somewhere else already, so would just plan to drill and clean up with chisel.

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    Re: Drill press??

    In 1978 I used a Rockwell drillpress with mortise attachment to make eight 5/16x3/4 inch mortises 1/2 inch deep in 200 white oak wheel axels for a small reproduction wheel barrow that was sold through Newman-Marcus.

    It it was not the easiest thing I ever did but far from the most difficult.

    Yep that was 1600 mortises, 4800 cuts with a drill press Mortising attachment.

    The very thing that everybody says not to use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DSWalker View Post
    Mike did a much better job on his jig than I did. I didn't get the side rails tight enough and ended up getting varying widths on the mortise. I figure I need a decent drill press anyway, so next time will try drilling them out. I had read about 'not getting mortise attachment' somewhere else already, so would just plan to drill and clean up with chisel.
    Good plan so carry on!

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    Re: Drill press??

    My daughter convinced the family to buy me a Grizzly 7943 benchtop for Christmas a few years ago. I built a roll around base for it with room for drawers and with locking wheels. That makes what Stumpy calls "rearrange-itis" easier to deal with, but is still a good stable platform. Agree the Woodpecker table is a great upgrade, no matter which press you get. I also replaced the belts with a linked belt to reduce vibration. I am very please with the 7943.

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    Re: Drill press??

    I have a Hitachi "16" floor model bought at Lowes on sale probably 10 years or more ago. It is a belt driven 12 speed. I have it mounted on a roll around base.

    I do like the speed change option (on mine 250 - 3100rpm) on the chuck. (It is a belt driven model with multiple pulley combinations). The low speed is very handy when using large bits (I have used up to a 4" hole saw on it), and the faster speeds are great when working metal.
    Also like the built in work lighting and the 1/2" chuck.
    The 3/4 hp (120v 8A) motor has handled everything I have thrown at it.
    The table rotation and angle adjustments are "okay", but the table design makes it difficult to clamp items securely.

    The drawbacks:

    The quill has a bit of side movement, especially when extended out,
    The "16" measures 7 1/2 " from quill center to post (making it a 15")
    The laser target lights quit about 2 years into use, but were very nice while they were working.
    The depth stop will rotate when pressure is put against it, which can result in a 1/4" depth variation if I am not alert.

    Based on the above, my feeling are:

    At least a 3/4 hp motor.
    At least 8" from bit center to post.
    Variable speeds are a must. Lower speeds are most important and most used in wood working, I you want to use it with a router bit for plunging holes or cleaning up long mortises, the 1/2" chuck and high speeds help.
    Floor model on a moveable base possibly better than bench model. (have have used the Drill press table to support a board as outfeed table when resawing on my bandsaw.) Key factor is the mobile base.
    Although mine gets most use with the table within 12" of the quill, I have had occasions when being able to drop the table more has been very beneficial.

    Check the quill for side-to-side slop if you are able to check out a prospective model before purchase, as well as the security of the depth stop.

    Good luck

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    Re: Drill press??

    Found a Delta floor model, 17-900.

    Anyone have any exp with one of those? Looks like a really good price at $80 [assuming it works, lol]

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    Re: Drill press??

    David,
    No experience with that Drill Press, but here is some information;

    http://lumberjocks.com/topics/60471

    http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/f12/d...pinions-55003/

    And last, but not least from our own parish;

    https://www.ncwoodworker.net/forums/...ad.php?t=45829
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    Re: Drill press??

    Quote Originally Posted by DSWalker View Post
    Found a Delta floor model, 17-900.

    Anyone have any exp with one of those? Looks like a really good price at $80 [assuming it works, lol]
    No experience with that model. You'll want to fashion a larger plywood table to fasten to the small machinists table for woodworking.

    https://www.theequipmenthub.com/used...l-drill-press/

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    Re: Drill press??

    Hi

    I am a bit late to this thread. There are some Drill press's out there - old ones - that used a 633C chuck. That chuck is a #33 taper but has screw on sleeve that pulled the chuck up tight. The DP's had bearings that could handle side thrust ie a sanding drum, etc. Often with side thrust the chuck will come off, not these. There were attachments that fit on a 1/2" stud that was part of a #33 taper with the collar. the old Craftsman with the thin belt had that setup. Powermatic 1100 had the same setup. Made for a reasonable strong DP.

    I have both, the Craftsman I purchased new in '72 or '73. The 1100 is a bench model I picked up used about 15 years ago.

    The used market is a good place for these.

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    The older Delta I mentioned above sold before I could get to it.

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    Re: Drill press??

    One of my friends just texted that he has his fathers Craftsman drill press for sale. I haven’t seen it yet but if you are interested I’ll get more info.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    One of my friends just texted that he has his fathers Craftsman drill press for sale. I haven’t seen it yet but if you are interested I’ll get more info.
    Sure, that would be great. I prefer a floor vs bench top and at least 3/4 HP.

    Thanks for checking.

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    He just sent photos, it is a bench top on a stand. 1/2 HP, probably from late 50s or early 60s all metal. He is asking $150.
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    Re: Drill press??

    My drill press is an old Craftsman, purchased new in the 1980s. It is a floor model, weighs about 300 lbs and has a broad speed range ~250-8000 rpm. The speed adjustment is just one belt and I like that and the broad range but that one belt is small and slips in a hard cut. The 1/2 hp motor is not an issue because of the belt. But I've used big bits and hole saws in it, I just have to go a bit slow. It does not have a crank adjustment for the table so I rigged something up with a boat trailer winch mechanism. I like it, it isn't ideal but I am used to it and don't feel like it needs replaced.

    I also have a small Jet hollow chisel mortiser. I like it the best of any method I've used to make mortises but if I ever feel like I have the money I may buy a Domino. The issue with the Jet is getting the chisel back out on the first cut, especially on 1/2 inch mortises. Even with the long handle it has, it can be a struggle. I've never done them on a drill press but I can see why it would be an issue with one of those attachments and the short handles of a drill press. I got good results with a plunge router and U shaped holding cradle. If I did not have the Jet, that is what I would do. If I had to do them on a drill press, I would drill out most of the waste and chisel. I think it would be less frustrating than struggling to pull a chisel out with a mortising attachment.

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