[EMS Discuss] Some tools missing

Rick Osgood rick at eugenemakerspace.com
Mon Jan 27 13:37:35 PST 2014


I thought the main difference between them would be speed settings.  I
thought the bit needs to turn faster for wood and slower for metal, but I'm
no expert and I'm happy to be put in my place if I'm not correct.
 Knowledge is power!


On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 1:22 PM, Sam Foster <sam at sneetchworks.com> wrote:

> On 1/27/2014 12:54 PM, Tom Conlin wrote:
>
>> A broken switch on my drill press is news to me
>> there is a (stupid) little red plastic latch thing on the switch
>> maybe it is still working fine when switched correctly or maybe the
>> plastic latch proved to confounding and someone resorted to brute force.
>> I will take a look on Tuesday.
>>
> Yeah I tried pulling and also reinserting that little safety plastic
> latch, and it still turns on directly when you plugin, and switching on/off
> does nothing. I should be in Tuesday too (later) and am happy to help in
> any way. Sorry, no clue how or when this became broken. I've not used it
> for a couple of months and my memory from then was that the power switch
> worked as expected.
>
> FWIW (and I'm happy to be corrected here) there's not really a difference
> between wood and metal drill press. The wood ones tend to be sold with
> square tables, maybe with fewer gearing options. Clamp a bit of wood to a
> large metal drill press like this and you have a great woodworking machine.
>
> /Sam
>
>
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