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Old April 23, 2006, 07:43 PM   #1
randleland
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Cheap little drill press

Just thought I'd give a heads-up on this.
I noticed some members think a drill press is a handy addition to the reloading bench. Consequently, I bought one on e-bay (new). The guy must have a truck load of them, as he's always selling them. Mine arrived and I just put it together---not bad, for the $20 I paid for it! To see what it looks like, search item number 7610867952. Chinese junk, but it does appear to work.
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Old April 23, 2006, 08:39 PM   #2
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The problem with the cheap presses is that the shaft is usually not straight and causes the chuck to wobble. Put a drill bit in the chuck and drill into a scrap piece of metal. You will be able to tell if it is drilling straight or wobbling.
If it wobbles, you can't get a hole the exact size or location. But if you are shooting for "close enough" you'll be ok.
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Old April 24, 2006, 09:30 PM   #3
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Well, tried it out and it works just fine. I'm well pleased!
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Old April 27, 2006, 10:30 AM   #4
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Congrats on the new drill press!
I recently found an older Delta bench top in a pawn shop. There ain't no shortage of loading blocks around the shop now. Very handy tool.
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Old April 27, 2006, 10:47 AM   #5
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I've got a mini I bought @ Harbour Freight. The motor was so weak it wouldn't drill a 1/4" hole in a 2 by 4. I took it off and replaced it with a (free from father in law) delta 1/2 h.p. and now it works great- other than the lack of precision noted above. I use a conical shaped carbide cutter, 1/4" shank, and ground the tip (point) off to remove the military crimps. In the press it is really fast.
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Old April 27, 2006, 08:40 PM   #6
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price is up to $39 for 7610867952. Must be good seller.
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