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    Awesome. What short of price was that?

  3. What drill press is that lurking in the background?...looks incredibly similar to mine :-p

  4. Quote Originally Posted by D-man View Post
    Awesome. What short of price was that?
    The saw was just shy of £200 and the steel was £210 including delivery which I was really chuffed about, was expecting to pay quite a bit more considering the quantity!! Started cleaning it all up and marking out last night - feels like proper progress finally!

  5. Quote Originally Posted by CraftyGeek View Post
    What drill press is that lurking in the background?...looks incredibly similar to mine :-p
    It's an Axminster but I can't remember the model - small but pretty good so far only real limit is the minimum rpm is 500 - I'd like to be able to run it slower for some of the big holes I'm going to need...

  6. Quote Originally Posted by JoeHarris View Post
    It's an Axminster but I can't remember the model - small but pretty good so far only real limit is the minimum rpm is 500
    Thought so - that's what i've got...although I think i've got a lower model.
    Yep - rpm is limiting...also now i've started drilling steel i'm finding it doesn't have as much torque i'd like (it stalls/gets stuck quite easily - mine only has a 150W motor...wondering if I can retro fit something with a bit more oomph in there...

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    Quote Originally Posted by CraftyGeek View Post
    ...also now i've started drilling steel i'm finding it doesn't have as much torque i'd like (it stalls/gets stuck quite easily - mine only has a 150W motor...
    Buy some cutting paste when drilling steels makes quite a difference to ease of cutting, won't replace lack of power but does help some with lower power motors.
    Last edited by JAZZCNC; 30-08-2013 at 02:06 PM.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by CraftyGeek View Post
    Thought so - that's what i've got...although I think i've got a lower model.
    Yep - rpm is limiting...also now i've started drilling steel i'm finding it doesn't have as much torque i'd like (it stalls/gets stuck quite easily - mine only has a 150W motor...wondering if I can retro fit something with a bit more oomph in there...
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    Slightly meatier on mine - 370w. It's not the power that's the issue for me it's the speed - it looks like there is a hole for a third gear - photo - anyone know if you can retrofit them?

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    That looks very familiar... There's a third pulley in mine which allows the drill to go down to really low speeds. The middle pulley is on a sort of offset arm so that it's free to move about when the belts are in different positions. With some work I think you could probably fabricate the necessary parts. Once the kids are awake (got to be quiet at the moment) I'll see if I can't get you a couple of photographs of the inside of mine.

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    As promised a couple of photos. I pulled the middle pulley out so you can get an idea of size.

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    Sorry for the shocking photo quality it's a bit dark in what passes for my workshop.

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