[EMS Discuss] Some tools missing

Rick Osgood rick at eugenemakerspace.com
Mon Jan 27 14:39:47 PST 2014

Darrell, make sure you check with Tom Conlin before doing that since he is
the one who owns that machine.  He may want to repair it in a particular

On Mon, Jan 27, 2014 at 2:08 PM, Mr. Clif <clif at eugeneweb.com> wrote:

>  By the way I have yet a bigger drill press at another shop which is about
> twice the size of Tom's Oh, I'm sure you've seen it  Tom. Anyway it would
> be missed at that shop but if we ever need a mondo DP it's around.
>     Clif
> On 01/27/2014 01:37 PM, Rick Osgood wrote:
> 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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