Results 1 to 9 of 9

Thread: HF 1/2" 5 Speed Drill Press! (vice w/ x and y axis)

  1. #1
    Gunco Regular Dirty Harry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    660
    Feedback Score
    4 (100%)

    Default HF 1/2" 5 Speed Drill Press! (vice w/ x and y axis)

    I needed a drill press that can be stowed away when not in use (living with cousin while looking to buy a house). I picked up the above mentioned drill press on sale fot $42.00! Now I wonder if there is a drill press vice with an x and y axis that will fit? Anyone know?
    Want to buy: Tantal Left and Right side selector parts.


    RRORC!
    I'm no sheep!

  2. #2
    No Hope For Me Coils's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    PA Where the Amish Roam Free
    Posts
    14,039
    Feedback Score
    38 (100%)

    Default

    I got a Craftsman bench top drill press and put one of these on it
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...emnumber=32996
    It does sit a little high but has worked pretty good for what I'm doing with it.
    You might even be able to use this one
    http://www.harborfreight.com/cpi/cta...Itemnumber=538

    I'll measure the hieght of mine then to give you an idea.
    I would have rather had a shorter one but this was about all I wanted to spend at the time.

  3. #3
    Gunco Regular Dirty Harry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    660
    Feedback Score
    4 (100%)

    Default

    It's not so much the height that I'm concerned with but the dimension between the mounting slots for the table..... It appears to be narrower than other drill presses! My first drill press so I don't know much about what works or doesn't!

    BTW, what did you give for the craftsman?
    Want to buy: Tantal Left and Right side selector parts.


    RRORC!
    I'm no sheep!

  4. #4
    Gunco Veteran AKarl_12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    S.W. Indiana
    Posts
    1,458
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)

    Default

    The 4" vice is the one I've got on my small drill press.
    I you turn it at a 45deg angle you will get more travel, and your mount bolts will align up better.

  5. #5
    Gunco Regular Dirty Harry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    660
    Feedback Score
    4 (100%)

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by AKarl_12
    The 4" vice is the one I've got on my small drill press.
    I you turn it at a 45deg angle you will get more travel, and your mount bolts will align up better.
    I remember seeing your post somewhere in the forum about your setup! Are you using to 5 speed drill press with the 4" vice (x and y axis)?
    Want to buy: Tantal Left and Right side selector parts.


    RRORC!
    I'm no sheep!

  6. #6
    Gunco Veteran AKarl_12's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    S.W. Indiana
    Posts
    1,458
    Feedback Score
    2 (100%)

    Default

    It's great for drilling, but for milling it's sloppy at best.
    It's best to drill a lot of small holes, then make a couple shallow passes.
    You get what you pay for!

  7. #7
    No Hope For Me Coils's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    PA Where the Amish Roam Free
    Posts
    14,039
    Feedback Score
    38 (100%)

    Default

    I got the Craftsman drill like 5 or 6 years ago, it was on a clearance sale because they changed some of the features, I think it was like $70 or $80 and the new & improved model was like $130.

    Like AKarl I had to put min on and angle too. I haven't try to mill with it but it is nice if you have to drill a few holes in a single piece, just crank it to the next spot and keep the piece locked in the vice.

    Oh and I have the 5" on mine, I'll try to get a measurement of either the base of the vice or the slots it's mounted in.

  8. #8
    Gunco Regular Dirty Harry's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    660
    Feedback Score
    4 (100%)

    Default

    Thanks AKarl and Coils! My initial purpose for needing a drill press is obvious......... Demill of kits, locating rivet holes on the trunion, drilling recievers and such. Maybe some light vertical milling on aluminum or wood but that's it for milling. I guess for what I need this drill press will do fine. I will be picking up the 4" vise. Thanks again for the input.
    Want to buy: Tantal Left and Right side selector parts.


    RRORC!
    I'm no sheep!

  9. #9
    tired of idiots vz58's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    central NC
    Posts
    2,276
    Feedback Score
    25 (100%)

    Default

    I have a cross slide vice I used once. Harbour freight 4 or 6" Are you near NC? I would sell it cheap but shipping might hurt. I could measure it for you.

Search tags for this page

There are currently no search engine referrals.
Click on a term to search our site for related topics.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •