Hi everybody! i would like to propose to sell the drill press that we have in the shop and buy a Bosch PBD 40.
Note: kinda related to this, we recently received a donation with a drill press which is basically the same that we have in terms of features and specifications. As a matter of fact, the woodshop team after assessing the two machines decided to keep the old one. This means that in the case that we decide to sell the donation, the money could be used to fund this as well.
- Electronically controlled speed (200 to 2700rpm continuous).
- Digital readout for depth of cut
- Built-in work light
- Built-in led bullseye
- Built-in work clamp.
- We would be winning virtually 1m2 of floor space in the shop.
- The machine will be living on the mitre saw station and it will be embedded on the tabletop.
- once we have set up the stops for the mitre saw, this could potentially be used for the drill press as well.
- Because it will be on the mitre saw station, the working surface will be way bigger providing a better experience when dealing with big pieces.
- It has a smaller throat. I believe is 170mm against 120mm.
- It has a smaller height capacity.
These last two could be fixed or complemented using a good attachment for the hand drills. As well I’ll probably upcycle the bosch machine. IMO the trade-off is quite beneficial.
The actual drill press doesn’t require induction at all and so far that system hasn’t shown any problems other than maybe wishing to have better housekeeping conduct. The cause commits to improving the wiki page for the machine once is acquired.
Funds for purchasing
The renegade drill press that we have is around 700 dollars new, and drill presses tend to be sold at higher relatives prices compared to other things. We could probably ask $300 for it as is, and pay the rest using Space’s funds.
The renegade drill press is working ok, and today, Ryan and I, fixed the belt tensioning since it was rust welded. So the machine is in good working order.