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Uglydog

Sensitive Drill Press?
« on: April 30, 2019, 02:45:14 PM »
Wondering if anyone here has used or used a "Sensitive Drill Press".
Seems to me they're used with very small drills in various applications.
Clockwork? Circuit boards? Jewelry? Etc? I've not done any of these.
Perhaps they've been used up, but I've seen several up for grabs pretty cheap.
I've just walked by them not believing I'd have much use for one.
Ideas?

Thanks,
Daryl
MN


4GSR

Re: Sensitive Drill Press?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2019, 03:32:42 PM »
Every time I see one for sale on eBay, they want a arm and a leg for them.  Do you know what brand the ones are that you are seeing for sale?
Ken

Uglydog

Re: Sensitive Drill Press?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2019, 03:36:42 PM »
4GSR, I've not paid any attention to brands or considered how tired they might be.
There was a matched pair in one lot last fall at auction that went for $100.
Saw them at a different auction house several months later as separate lots which went for couple hundred each.
They pop up occasionally. Just not sure what I'd do with one...

Daryl

4GSR

Re: Sensitive Drill Press?
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2019, 03:41:05 PM »
The one's I've seen for sale on eBay were in the $150 to $300 range.  That's not too far out.  Agree, not sure what you would use one for unless you did jewelry making work.  Maybe clock work?  Just be neat to have one.  Mr. Pete has two of the same make, have to go look to remember the name.  To me it would be the preferred one over the Dumore one.
Ken

chips and more

Re: Sensitive Drill Press?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2019, 06:01:28 PM »
I have several sensitive drill presses. If shopping for one. They come in too many different flavors to pick correctly first time IMHO. And the price can go astronomical. For me they must have a very high spindle speed, chuck concentric dead nuts and have a very light touch feed mechanism for good finesse. Can do maybe down to 0.015” hole no problem. Anything smaller and I do different set-up…Dave

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Re: Sensitive Drill Press?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2019, 08:14:51 PM »
I've been casually keeping my eye open for one for my shop. I can see where one of those would work very well for small clocks and model engines. I keep hoping to stumble on one where the seller doesn't really know what he has or what it's really worth.
Terry

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Uglydog

Re: Sensitive Drill Press?
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2019, 08:27:33 PM »
Terry,
I'll give you a heads up when I see one next.
May be yet tonight or years from now.....

Daryl
MN