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Old 12-01-2012, 11:22 PM
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Default New drill press.

I've been looking for a proper drill press for a few years now, and have been quite disgusted by what is available new. Even my Festool dealer sells nasty cheaply made stuff. Every new machine I have checked out seems to come from the same factory located somewhere in a very large Asian country. Just different names on them.
So I'd been looking out for a Dyco drill. They used to be made here in NZ before the asian invasion, and get snapped up quite smartly when one becomes available.
Anyway, got a bargain with this one, as you can see it's hardly been used. Though if you look closely, there are a few spots of rust, which I'll wipe off before I put her to use.
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Old 12-02-2012, 12:57 AM
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Why, it's practically pristine, Chris!

Are there really only two arms to the quill-press wheel? That'll take some skill to operate! What's the stroke on it?
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Old 12-03-2012, 04:52 PM
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You gonna buy that?
If the price is legit, why not. It looks working good still .
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Old 12-04-2012, 05:14 AM
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Yes, Poto, only two arms. It must have rolled under a heavy piece of machinery, and never got beautifully welded back on like the other two.
On closer inspection, I'm starting to think it may have had a little more use than I originally stated. The motor is off to the rewinders for new bearings.
gus, what are you trying to say? I have bought it.
Quill travel is 90mm.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:12 PM
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I didn't realize that you bought that . I thought you were about to purchase that .
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:22 PM
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Why, it's practically pristine, Chris!

Are there really only two arms to the quill-press wheel? That'll take some skill to operate! What's the stroke on it?
My early 50's Delta Bench Top Drill Press has only 2 arms, and that's stock from Delta. Not a big issue if the quill travel is short.
This DP however looks a bit, hmm, modified.
I DO prefer 3 arms, since as you noted, it's easier to work with on a drill press, esp if the quill travel is about 6 inches like my 20" Delta.
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Old 12-08-2012, 09:54 AM
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Here's my drill press I just refurbished http://thewoodhaven.co.uk/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?t=2957
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:18 PM
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Chippy, DP looks good. I'm glad all your work has paid off. How's the back?
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Old 12-08-2012, 05:21 PM
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Hi Tom, yeah backs not bad still getting aches n pains in my leg but I think its getting better. I'm lifting more now (bending my knees)
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Old 12-08-2012, 10:08 PM
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Looks great. Nice job!
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