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Thread: A family event with a new tool at the end of it

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada

    A family event with a new tool at the end of it

    So i get a email the other day reminding me there is a drill press for sale on the forum. That was good ole Jay looking out for me like a guardian angle. Paul's widow is still selling Paul's behemoth of a Grizzly Drill press. I had totally forgotten about that and besides the logistics of getting to my place would kill any benefit. Well then I remembered the Ambassador had said something about stopping by Jay on the return trip so i PMed him and sure enough he said buy it and we will make a plan to get it to his place.
    So i put in a bid which Jay kindly presented and Melissa agreed to and so i now am proud to say i am the new owner of a Grizzly 20" 1,5HP 4&3/4 stroke floor mount drill press. Its more than i was bargaining for in the next step of replacing my benchtop but for the price and the size its a wonderful solution. Comes with a trip to Michigan to visit my buddy to pick it up and he has offered temp storage till i get to do so.

    So hows this for a totally family affair . Thats what you call family having your back. A big big THANK YOU to Jay , Larry and Melissa you guys made my day making this a possibility. ............Ok Larry you got to come home now i want to pick up my drill press and feel a trip to Mi coming on.

    Had me thinking of the incredible Beetles song....just what would we do without friends....


  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Oak Harbor Washington on Whidbey Island
    Rob .....Alias John Wayne now Pasquinell da Driller.
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    Now THAT is a drill press. I don't think you're ever gonna be wishing you had something bigger. Well done everyone for making the sale happen.
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    When the weird get going, they start their own forum. - Vaughn McMillan

  4. #4
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    Jul 2011
    The Gorge Area, Oregon
    Good stuff. Glad to hear it's going to a good home and it will sure be a heck of an upgrade!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Tokyo Japan
    Very nice, well done to all involved!
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    I'm, very tdrilled too see this happening.

  7. #7
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    Apr 2007
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    In the immortal words of Butch Cassidy (at least in the movie) "Well, that ought to do it." Great score Rob and a trip to pick it up to boot.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    S E Washington State
    That is a lot of dell press. You will not be sorry!
    "We the People ......"

  9. #9
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    Oct 2007
    Nova Scotia, 45N 64W
    "Well done" to all concerned!

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Billings Missouri near Springfield Mo
    Best part is it is really helping Melissa out.
    Thanks on her behalf Rob

    Oh and Paul Melissa is looking for hole saws and thinks their is a set there.
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