WTB: Benchtop Drill press (german, swiss, swedish, etc) - Page 2
Close
Login to Your Account
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 31 of 31
  1. #21
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Michigan
    Posts
    13,862
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    4725
    Likes (Received)
    4988

    Default

    There may be other machines that you would/might like
    what are the criteria?
    Perhaps:
    bench model
    gear drive
    power feed
    high precision
    RPM range
    size capacity.
    Clausing, Wilton Strand and Ibarmia made some decent machines.

  2. #22
    Join Date
    Mar 2017
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Pennsylvania
    Posts
    335
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    2
    Likes (Received)
    156

    Default

    Seek out a High Speed Hammer drilling machine. You will not regret it.

  3. #23
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    New Jersey
    Posts
    107
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1
    Likes (Received)
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by michiganbuck View Post
    There may be other machines that you would/might like
    what are the criteria?
    Perhaps:
    bench model
    gear drive
    power feed
    high precision
    RPM range
    size capacity.
    Clausing, Wilton Strand and Ibarmia made some decent machines.
    These look pretty solid, certainly adding them to the search.

  4. #24
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Virginia
    Posts
    20,208
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    7561
    Likes (Received)
    12012

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BHolcombe View Post
    These look pretty solid, certainly adding them to the search.
    Most of those on Buck's last line that I have seen were floor models?
    As was the UK-made "Wolf" - which had some neat features.

    Disclosure:

    Walker-Tuner medium (benchtop). Electro-Mechano "sensitive" (benchtop).

    Alzmetall AB5/S "heavy". I use its massive rectangular table - swung out from under the head - AS a bench!

    Kinda handy to have adjustable height for vises and such, and it more than pays-back the space the bugger otherwise consumes.

    You might inquire of "Willis"?

    Machine Tool Supplier Serving North America - Willis Machinery

    Helpful folk. Very.

    And have been drill press importers and US support outfit, several "industrial grade" brands, for over half a century.

  5. #25
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Indiana
    Posts
    13,928
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    801
    Likes (Received)
    4684

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by L Vanice View Post
    I have a German benchtop drill press that I would sell. The maker is G. Boley (Boley Brothers in English). It is a small sensitive drill with a stationary head that takes 8 mm WW collets and the table rises with a lever control. The largest drill chuck normally used with such a machine would be a Jacobs 1A (1/4" capacity), but it can be equipped with a Jacobs 0 or Albrecht 1/16"or1/8" chucks.

    Larry
    I took some pictures today. Note that the column is the same as a G. Boley WW pattern watch lathe. The headstock is special for the drilling application, as is the pedestal. A G. Boley WW watch lathe tailstock that holds WW 8 mm collets and has the OEM lever feed is used to support and feed the table, which is on a WW collet arbor. Drill bits can be held in WW collets or in a standard drill chuck on a WW arbor. I am guessing that this rig was built before 1939. Note the Westinhouse 1725 RPM motor has exposed binding posts to attach the power cord. I can weld a 5 mm diameter polyurethane belt to fit. I think I have never even plugged it in. I would have installed a different motor if I had decided to use it in the several decades since I bought it. The sensitive drill press I actually use is a Sigourney.

    Larry

    dsc02862.jpg dsc02859.jpg dsc02863.jpg dsc02864.jpg dsc02858.jpg

  6. #26
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Virginia
    Posts
    20,208
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    7561
    Likes (Received)
    12012

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BHolcombe View Post
    Milacron, that Solberga is fantastic but I want a machine with a table.
    Brian? I'm kinda anal about having very good wheels and high-grade tires on my motorcars, too, but .. I DO select the motorcar first and seek the round stuff separately.

    A "table" for a DP of that capability that was DESIGNED to be mounted to a third-party structure is JUST NOT hard to arrange.

    And Oy!

    The choices it gives you as to optimizing for YOUR needs!

    And changing stuff. More than just the one time.

  7. #27
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Virginia
    Posts
    20,208
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    7561
    Likes (Received)
    12012

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by jz79 View Post
    calling that P18 just a drill press is a bit of an insult
    Yes, but one you can probably survive and walk away from, still in one piece.

    Tell a 7 HP #5 MT Alzmetall AB5/S it is "just a drillpress"?

    4400 Avoir of Heavy-Hams-Hans might take offense and "moonlight" as a meat-grinder?

    That Solberga self-contained "building block" DP is a whole lot closer to "Goldilocks-useful" general-purpose size?

    Blanchard-ground steel plate is sold as a commodity item. And tee-slot bed plates. Legs - or a bespoke bench - aren't hard, either. It already HAS elevation built-in.

  8. #28
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    New Jersey
    Posts
    107
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1
    Likes (Received)
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by thermite View Post
    Brian? I'm kinda anal about having very good wheels and high-grade tires on my motorcars, too, but .. I DO select the motorcar first and seek the round stuff separately.

    A "table" for a DP of that capability that was DESIGNED to be mounted to a third-party structure is JUST NOT hard to arrange.

    And Oy!

    The choices it gives you as to optimizing for YOUR needs!

    And changing stuff. More than just the one time.
    I have a small space and need a very moderately sized drill press, but I want it to be really nice.

    I might just buy and import a flott. The TB and SB18 look nice.

  9. #29
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    Virginia
    Posts
    20,208
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    7561
    Likes (Received)
    12012

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BHolcombe View Post
    I have a small space and need a very moderately sized drill press, but I want it to be really nice.

    I might just buy and import a flott. The TB and SB18 look nice.
    That one Don has could be "custom sized" for a table to need but HALF the space my little Walker-Turner benchtop takes-up.

    Y'see.. the W-T has the motor and countershafts up-top and ... hanging out the BACK off the column.

    If I had to choose but ONE, and choose by which one I USE the most?

    The big Alzmetall AB5/S AND the "sensitive" Electro-Mecano would both fail to earn their keep.. the W-T would be the "keeper".

    That size, no rear overhang, and far the better as to accuracy and flexibility?

    Like a Goldilocks W-T format,, but built with a blank cheque instead of DOWN to a price-point!

    "sensitive" drilling I can "fake" on the mill if need be.

    So, too, uber large holes, even if I have to use a boring head or a rotab.

    2CW

  10. #30
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Brookfield, Wisconsin
    Posts
    4,389
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    312
    Likes (Received)
    473

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BHolcombe View Post
    I have a small space and need a very moderately sized drill press, but I want it to be really nice.

    I might just buy and import a flott. The TB and SB18 look nice.

    Shipping for the little benchtop Flott or Alzmetall should be reasonable. Peter in Holland has very reasonable shipping prices. Don't know if he has a benchtop in stock right now. Getting one from Europe is really your only option if you want a benchtop German drill press, cause they are unobtanium here.

  11. #31
    Join Date
    Apr 2019
    Country
    UNITED STATES
    State/Province
    New Jersey
    Posts
    107
    Post Thanks / Like
    Likes (Given)
    1
    Likes (Received)
    10

    Default

    I think I'll reach out to Peter and see about one of the bench top machines.


Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •