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    Drill Press

    Something on my "want" list has been a drill press to replace the little 12" bench top Ryobi I have. Well, I found one that I think will meet my needs and expectations.

    It's not mine yet, but if I can get the current owner to agree to a fair price I'll be able to do fantastic DP work.

    Here's a pic of the DP with another pic of the bits that would go with it.




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    So what do you guys think??? I started at $20 bucks complete. He countered with some big number I can't even comprehend.

    I think my next offer will be $45 bucks. Don't think I can go over about $75 though.


    Well, I guess you guys know that this is all a little weekend levity on my part. For the record that thing would fill up my whole garage. After I took the roof off.

    Enjoy the weekend.

    Karl
    Last edited by Karl Laustrup; 12-16-2006 at 02:07 AM.

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    Now that's a drill press. I wonder what in the world it drilled???

    Wouldn't it be something if the guy took you up on the $20? Be careful what you ask for!

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    It might be more user friendly than that current tool you've been havin fits with.
    A very wise man once said.......
    "I'll take my chances with Misseurs Smith and Wesson. "

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesse Cloud View Post

    Wouldn't it be something if the guy took you up on the $20? Be careful what you ask for!
    That would really be a hoot if the guy does take you up on one of your offers. I can just see it now. Let us know how you move it.

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    I'd really like to see a picture of that in the back of your pick-up Karl.

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    Karl,
    Getting that down the basement stairs could be tricky. I'll take the top end.
    Alan Turner
    PFW

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    holy cow! i want it!.....that`s cool karl......so is this something you`re seriously considering trying to fit in your shop? i don`t know if my floor would even support that monster, i`m bettin` it tips the scales at 5+tons!
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    Here's the story on that monster.

    I finally got my Shelix head for the X-31 last Tuesday. Now I had to find a place to remove the carriers, bearings and pulley from the old head and put them on the new Shelix head. These are all pressed on and I didn't have any way to remove/replace them.

    An aqaintance suggested a place not far [less than 2 miles] that could do the work. Not sure what all they do there, but they got a lot of big machines. The only one that I could recognize was what I thought looked like a drill press. My suspicions were confirmed by Terry, the lead machinest.

    When I picked up the head yesterday [Friday] I asked Terry if it would be OK to take a couple of pics of the DP. I never got to see that beast in action, but I sure would like to.

    Jesse, if he did take me up on my offer, I'm not sure what I'd do after I cleaned out my underwear. Probably call Tod.

    Alan, me thinks that if I put it on my 4" thick garage floor I would end up with a new basement under the garage.

    Cecil, I was hoping I could pull it with my 345 JD with my 15 cu.' trailer.

    Tod, I just thought I'd have a little fun with you guys. How come us guys just go weird over big machinery like this? I didn't measure this thing, but I'm guessing around 15' long by about 8' wide. Height was somewhere around 15' I think.

    Karl

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    I have seen a few Radial Drill presses in my day, but that tis biggest one I have seen yet!

    Kind of reminds me of this little one man machine shop near me. I stopped in one day to see if he would do something for me. Since I worked with machinists for years we got to talking. It came up that I like to restore old machines. Next thing I know he is trying to give me this huge old Leblond metal lathe. He just wanted it out of his shop! I had to pass on that one.

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    $45.00 seems fair. Plus $6000.00 for shipping.

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