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Old 02-12-2018, 08:52 PM   #1
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I have a large gear head floor press I use quite a bit. I have often considered getting a smaller bench top version to do smaller stuff on. Anyone run two drill presses?

I have also thought I could spend that $ on something else I don’t have...
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Old 02-12-2018, 08:55 PM   #2
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I do kinda.
Have a small bench press/verticals mill and a floor drill press.
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:51 AM   #3
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I do kinda.
Have a small bench press/verticals mill and a floor drill press.
Do you find yourself using the bench press for smaller stuff?
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Old 02-13-2018, 07:58 AM   #4
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Do you find yourself using the bench press for smaller stuff?
na, not really. But if you want another drill press go for it! Cant have to many tools.
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Get you a little vertical mill. It'll do other things then a press.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...hoCKkQQAvD_BwE
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Old 02-13-2018, 08:20 AM   #6
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2 presses and a vertical mill and I'd actually like to add a couple more comes in really handy when you'd like to leave one or two setup for a project but still have need for a drill
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He who dies with the most drill presses wins.

I always drooled over a nice baby Bridgeport.

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Old 02-13-2018, 09:17 AM   #8
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I'm a hobbyist knifemaker too and I run 3 drill presses!! I HATE changing out bits!!! always seem to gouge my finger somehow tightening or loosening. I have 2 WEN benchtop models for my 1/8 and 1/4" pins and a floor model Porter Cable for my bigger holes to lighten the tang...AND I have a mini mill that I don't use all that often. I tried getting by with my floor mounted drill press, but when my benchtops go out, they'll get replaced as fast as I can get them shipped to me!haha
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Get you a little vertical mill. It'll do other things then a press.
https://www.northerntool.com/shop/to...hoCKkQQAvD_BwE
Tempting lol
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:12 AM   #10
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I have 5 . Saves having to change out drill bits sometimes when doing a project , one floor mounted for bigger bits . Certainly don`t have to have that many but comes in handy sometimes .
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:28 AM   #11
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He who dies with the most drill presses wins.

I always drooled over a nice baby Bridgeport.
Yeah those bridgeports are nice.

I have a gear head baileigh I think its a gp1000 something like that. Just seems like sometimes it would be nice to have a smaller bench top type for some small stuff.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:31 AM   #12
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I have a radial drill press sitting in my shop that I really need to get running
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