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Thread: Grizzley G7948 Drill Press

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Decatur, Alabama

    Grizzley G7948 Drill Press

    Anyone used or seen this drill press in person?

    There's a used one for $150 a friend at work is selling. I haven't got a chance to go look at it yet, but was thinking about buying it. It seems more inclined for metalworking, but I can't come up with any reason it wouldn't be good for woodworking.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Reno NV
    My old grizz drill press was one of the first tools I bought. More for metal work than wood work, but that's just a simple change of the whaddya call it, the working bed, the uh, table thingy.

    For 150 bux I don't think you can go wrong.

    On mine I've got the original table, and I bout a couple of atable adapters. On one I mounted a 'woodworking' table, and on the other a cross slide vise...

    Go for it...
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    $150 for a 20" drill press with a 1 1/2 hp motor? I'd be all over that, assuming it runs and there's no obvious slop in the quill.

    And don't worry about the table. It'll be fine. Plus, as Brent mentioned, you'll probably be wanting to put a wood table on it anyway. Here's the one I made:
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  4. #4
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    Nov 2006
    Delton, Michigan
    BUY it,, yu cant go wrong if it runs.
    If in Doubt, Build it Stout!
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Quote Originally Posted by larry merlau View Post
    BUY it,, yu cant go wrong if it runs.
    +1 run and get it. Just check it works and that the run out is not bad on the spindle. What a deal.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    The price is right!
    Got Wood?

  7. #7
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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Are you back from getting it yet? Where's the gloat pics???
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  8. #8
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Before you buy it chuck up a drill and fire it up. If spins true take it home if it does not leave it standing right where it is.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Decatur, Alabama
    Unfortunately I don't have a number for the guy so I won't get to talk with him until next week sometime. I'll post pictures of it sitting in my garage if it's not gone when I see him

    edit -

    It was sold when I finally got in touch with him. To bad I didn't have his home number or see the add sooner.
    Last edited by Jeb Taylor; 07-26-2010 at 07:08 PM.

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