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Offline Chuck in E. TN

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Sears Drill Press Stand
« on: July 16, 2015, 09:02:18 AM »
 What to make from it?
I picked up a Sears drill stand type drill press for a couple bucks at a yard sale. What can I make from it? Any ideas? I was thinking of adapting it to a Dremel type tool or maybe a sensitive drill/tapping stand.
I already have a medium sized bench top drill press.
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Re: Sears Drill Press Stand
« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2015, 11:52:11 AM »
I have one of those in the scrap heap. Maybe put supermagnets in the base for a poor man's mag drill.
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Re: Sears Drill Press Stand
« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2015, 12:57:34 PM »
How about mounting a 4" mini grinder on the stand  to use as a cut off saw?


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Re: Sears Drill Press Stand
« Reply #3 on: July 16, 2015, 12:59:47 PM »
The base and the pillar lend themselves very well to make a tapping and staking tool from.

The simplest version is an adapter that fits where the drill was and a short shaft with a small drill chuck and a crank. A more elaborate vesion at least for tapping will be shown in the next issue of Model Engineers Workshop if I noted it correctly.

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