I'm thinking about buying a pillar drill, bench or floor mounted, for general work. Looking at two "Record" drills but wondered if anybody can give a recommend? I don't want a cheap import but neither do I want to open a machine shop.
Ideally I would buy surplus item from a machine shop or garage (as I did with my four post ramp).
Any thoughts please?
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Get a cross slide vice to go with it as that enables more precise setup and it also enables some simple milling jobs if you get some milling bits for the drill but be careful how you do this as the Morse taper for the chuck can come loose or mount a Dremel in the drill press via an adapter which is probably a safer option.
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Stuff comes up here on a regular basis:- https://www.homeworkshop.org.uk/
No idea about suppliers in NI.
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I have a Fobco Star bench mounted pillar drill which is in good condition - which I would recommend. There are a few on eBay at the moment, but the prices are quite steep. Don't buy unseen, you need to check out a second hand machine in person before buying.
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