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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-31-2014, 06:11 AM Thread Starter
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For a few years I've had to suffer a cheap drill press and cursed every time I used it. The arbor deviated so much when lowered that required vertical holes were off by up to 2 degrees.

So I got a new one yesterday......Oh what a difference. Now I just can't stop drilling holes in scraps just to see it working

You can tell which is the old one. In the second image you can see the old one in the background! Half the size. Now I have to build a rolling drill stand cabinet for it as my bench is too high to put it on.
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Something similar is on my wanted list.


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Congratz on the new toy!! I know the feeling as I got a new "old" toy yesterday!! Feels like Christmas as a kid all over!! LOL
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Lee's right. Tools that work well feel like a Christmas present and the ones that don't feel like a curse on your existence. Congrats Angie.

Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.
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Very nice
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Holy art thou with thy new DP...

Enjoy!
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Congrats Angie.

I also upgraded my drill press last year from a small one to one similar to yours w/ 3/4 hp motor. It has worked out pretty good.

I built a cabinet for it and a table. Now it is as usable as any high dollar machine available.


Here is a link to the mobile drill press cabinet.

And the table, which I really like.

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Nice! What make and model is the new one, Angie?
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Nice! What make and model is the new one, Angie?
Andy, it's a Clarke CDP301B. Cheapest I could find atm ws just shy of 200. Everywhere else wanted 230+

Clarke CDP301B Drill Press Product
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Thanks Guys. At least now when I want a vertical hole it'll be vertical, not degrees out.

Now to get sorting things out so I can use it at eye level.
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