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I am finally back to work and back in the shop! YAY! I decided my musical career was going nowhere so I sold my drum kit and bought myself a floor model radial drill press. It still needs a bit of set up but I got it put together today. Now I need a shop makeover as I am completely out of room!
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Hi Deb (Dep)

That's a nice drill press, a chair makers dream they can do so much more than a standard drill press..

Yep it's time to push out the walls LOL LOL

I will say one thing,take off the wheels ,this type is real top hvy.,Yep I know what you are saying,,,find some 3/4" plywood 18" x 24" and bolt it to it..you can still move it around but it will not tip over on you,,once you rework the shop then bolt it to the floor..you will be glad you did..nothing like to trying to cache a drill press going down on it's side..

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Congrats Deb on your recent purchase. I have to agree with Bob on the base. That base to me is not wide or deep enought for a radial drill press.




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Thanks Guys! The wheels are just temporary till the drill finds it's "home" in the shop. It's just easier to move around this way. I will probably keep it on a mobile base of some sort just because space is so limited, I often have to juggle things to work on bigger projects.
Looks like I am going to lose the shop fridge and the shelving and the other miscellaneous items that just do not belong in my shop. Heck I may end up with enough room for a lathe..lol. Just kidding. So far I have no need or interest in a lathe. But I could use a 12" sliding compound miter saw
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Nice buy, I would ditto the wheels but you've heard enough about that. Now regarding getting rid of some stuff in your shop, yep if it ain't paying rent out it goes!! Nothing worse than having something occupying space but not paying any rent.

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Thats a nice Drill Press, I thought my shop was crowded

I agree with the rest, take the wheels off the bottom.

I mounted wheels to the back of the base on my drill press; mounted them so they sit about a 1/32 above the floor when the drill press is sitting flat on the floor. Then when I want to move it around I just tip it back and wheel it where I want it (kind of like a dolly) It's still stable and I can move it.
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A fine looking drill press Deb and I wonder if the swap has pleased your neighbours!

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Thanks Danny that's a great idea for the wheels. I'll consider it.
Harry I am sure my neighbours are VERY happy. We have "karaoke" nights here once in a while and after a few drinks not only do people think they can sing but they think they are Gene Kruppa on the drums. That's usually about 1:00 in the morning.
I always did all my drum practicing in the daytime. Here is a pic of my setup. Now it's minus the drums of course. But I am VERY HAPPY with the drill!
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