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arryB09/06/2017 13:53:32
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Hi.

 

I have been considering buying a Bench Drill Press and so have trawled through on the look out. BUT! Confusion.

Please, can anyone tell me with any certainty, which of the spec measurements given in 'mm' in most Drill Press advertisements refer to the size of the 'Throat'?

There are one or two who have specified 'Throat' but, not many.

I understand the 'Throat' to be the space between the 'Column' and the 'Drill Spindle', just as with a Band Saw, the Throat being the free space between the saw spine and the blade, Is that correct.

Regards.  arryB

Edited By arryB on 09/06/2017 14:23:00

Derek Lane09/06/2017 21:05:44
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That is right but the ones I have looked at don't seem to give that measurement. luckily I don't need to have a deep throat for the work I do, I mainly need the quill travel especially when drilling pen blanks.

arryB13/06/2017 11:20:44
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Hi Derek.

Thanks for your reply, sorry to have been so 'down right rude' in delayed response mate, nice to see that you are still in the world of 'chip n dust'.teeth 2

I understand your point about your personal requirements being of a lesser need for throat dimensions.

I have no great need for a drill press on continual basis but, just now and then, I need something for cutting combined angle mortice and tennons/shoulders etc and it would save so much time to be able to set up on a tilting table of a drill press for repetitive work.

Thanks Derek.

Derek Lane13/06/2017 11:28:03
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That's OK yes still making shavings I have added some recent work to my albums. This drill press allows for a deeper throat, but comes at a small price

Edited By Derek Lane on 13/06/2017 12:25:26

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