Re: What drill press should I get?

Mark Kinsler /
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But how often do we moped artists have to drill a half-inch hole in a heavy steel plate? Every machine tool has limitations, and it's wise to recognize these and work within them. My Harbor Freight machine does fine drilling holes in, say, angle iron, but mostly it winds up drilling less noble materials like thin-wall electrical conduit, which is very handy for braces of various sorts. The big machines are truly magnificent, but are largely unnecessary for home shop use. You'll find Asian machinery in most machine shops these days, and to an extent I regret that, but American craftsmanship essentially dropped dead in the 1960's and our machine tools reflected it. The Asians learned from our mistakes.

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  What drill press should I get?Topic by: Wesley Ambrosini Wesley Ambrosini 06/03/20 03:47PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Cameron Cate Cameron Cate 06/03/20 04:20PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Wesley Ambrosini Wesley Ambrosini 06/03/20 06:56PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Nick Haber Nick Haber 06/03/20 04:35PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Mike L Mike L 06/03/20 04:44PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Rich Condor Rich Condor 06/03/20 04:35PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Pushrod Fifty Pushrod Fifty 06/03/20 05:11PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: P D P D 06/03/20 05:37PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) Brandon Weiss (Detective brandon to you) 06/03/20 06:35PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Wesley Ambrosini Wesley Ambrosini 06/03/20 07:01PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Satan 666 Satan 666 06/03/20 07:50PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Jeff Parr Jeff Parr 06/03/20 08:26PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Wesley Ambrosini Wesley Ambrosini 06/03/20 08:44PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Tweaker trash Tweaker trash 06/03/20 09:23PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Wesley Ambrosini Wesley Ambrosini 06/03/20 10:06PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Mark Kinsler Mark Kinsler 06/03/20 10:31PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Jay Rivett Jay Rivett 06/03/20 11:52PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: live ɘvil live ɘvil 06/04/20 07:35PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Wesley Ambrosini Wesley Ambrosini 06/05/20 02:17AM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Jeff Parr Jeff Parr 06/04/20 08:35PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Pushrod Fifty Pushrod Fifty 06/04/20 09:05PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Mark Kinsler Mark Kinsler 06/04/20 09:20PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: P D P D 06/04/20 11:23PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: kenny s kenny s 06/20/20 01:58AM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Mark Kinsler Mark Kinsler 06/20/20 04:00AM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Aaron Goldman Aaron Goldman 06/20/20 08:42AM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Wesley Ambrosini Wesley Ambrosini 06/20/20 03:11PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Ross Maser Ross Maser 06/20/20 10:01AM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Dave Thacker Dave Thacker 06/20/20 09:33PM
  Re: What drill press should I get?Re: Mark Kinsler Mark Kinsler 06/21/20 01:28AM

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