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Old 11-08-2009, 03:39 PM   #11
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Default Re: Building a precision mini drill press - any motor and spindle suggestions ?

The standard, I believe, for using very small drills was an Albrecht (uncertain if this is the correct spelling) chuck.

Edit: Delta ( and probably others) offered a high-speed bench-top drill press many years ago (thinking the 60's or 70's). Back then, this was part of their industrial tool catalog - not the home stuff. Expensive then but second hand today... who knows.

There is an article in Pop Mech, Dec 1941 with plans to build a small modelmaker's drill press powered by a sewing machine or vacuum power brush head motor.

Elektor magazine had a construction article - early 2001, I think - but I cant locate any more info.

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