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    Thumbs up Thanks for the info

    Quote Originally Posted by red_metallic
    Start on your local craigslist in the Tool for sale section & buy used. You would be amazed what shows up cheaply there. Get a cross-slide table from the Chinese and you've got a good start on light milling tasks.
    I forget that Craigs list is out there. No sooner than you posted this my brother called me because he was going to look at a motorcycle he saw on craigs list.

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    The cross slide vise is the way to go. I use one I got at HF on a table top drill press. It was hard to fit at first, then I turned it at 45 deg. and it works fine. I have completed a 1919a4 build & a CZ24 tube build, working on a Romanin RPK now. It doesn't have the speed range I would like, but for about $70 who could argue.

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    i would say auto swap meets if your going to invest in tools in my opinion older stuff is more sturdy and rarely is worn out beyond repair i have 3 drill press's 1 old buffalo (work horse), 1 older craftsman, and a benchtop i forget the make. my pride and joy is my ancient van norman # 0 milling machine very rare from 1898 i was told... hard to find collets for but the stuff is out there my entire machine shop is made up of older machines 6 lathes 1 atlas shaper 1 precision grinder i had a new grizzly precision drill press i gave away cause in my opinion was junk but i forgot about craigs list too i'm gonna go there after here! my .02 cents good luck with what ever you get

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    A man who knows how to do the job with bare mininum tools is in better shape than the man who has all the latest tools, but can barely drill a hole in the right place twice.

    A good drill press with a cross slide will do most everything you need in this AK building hobby.........for now!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FloridaAKM
    A man who knows how to do the job with bare mininum tools is in better shape than the man who has all the latest tools, but can barely drill a hole in the right place twice.
    Truer words have never been spoken............

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessejames88
    i would say auto swap meets if your going to invest in tools in my opinion older stuff is more sturdy and rarely is worn out beyond repair i have 3 drill press's 1 old buffalo (work horse), 1 older craftsman, and a benchtop i forget the make. my pride and joy is my ancient van norman # 0 milling machine very rare from 1898 i was told... hard to find collets for but the stuff is out there my entire machine shop is made up of older machines 6 lathes 1 atlas shaper 1 precision grinder i had a new grizzly precision drill press i gave away cause in my opinion was junk but i forgot about craigs list too i'm gonna go there after here! my .02 cents good luck with what ever you get
    WHAT and WHERE is CRAIG"S LIST?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jessejames88
    i would say auto swap meets if your going to invest in tools in my opinion older stuff is more sturdy and rarely is worn out beyond repair i have 3 drill press's 1 old buffalo (work horse), 1 older craftsman, and a benchtop i forget the make. my pride and joy is my ancient van norman # 0 milling machine very rare from 1898 i was told... hard to find collets for but the stuff is out there my entire machine shop is made up of older machines 6 lathes 1 atlas shaper 1 precision grinder i had a new grizzly precision drill press i gave away cause in my opinion was junk but i forgot about craigs list too i'm gonna go there after here! my .02 cents good luck with what ever you get
    WHAT and WHERE is CRAIGS LIST?

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    Here is Houstons.
    http://houston.craigslist.org/

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    I've heard good things about doing light milling tasks in a decent drill press. This is supposed to be a very good video on the subject, at Technical Video Rental. It is sorta like Netflix for How-To videos...$9.95 and they pay postage both ways too...great deal as opposed to buying these types of videos.

    http://technicalvideorental.com/inde...products_id=90

    They also have a good selection of Gunsmithing and firearms build video too. http://technicalvideorental.com/inde...x&cPath=113_75

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    Wow! I've found two new sites in ONE thread. Checked them both out, really impressed by the vidio rentals, guess I'm going to have to jump into the twentyfirst century and buy a DVD player!
    -thanks- Jim and Rocster
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