- Feb 6, 2018
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- Central Florida USA
Love to have one but at $1200 I would need to go back to work. (My wife and doctors would have a fit.)Bluejets, the sewing machines motors I'm talking about are for industrial machines. They replace a clutch/motor unit so they have tons of torque at low speeds, are self contained and with variable speed at 550W | 3/4 HP.
Thanks! That link works fine. Your drill press works great! Definitely a smooth runner with that motor. When you consider that the Cameron drill press that I posted earlier now retails for ~$1200, rolling your own seems like a good idea. No, I didn't pay nearly that much for mine!
If you don't already have some carbide drills you might want to check them out.
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I usually buy mine straight from China. They are cheap and come in sizes from 0.1-3.0 mm on an 1/8" shank. They are much sharper than HSS drills and love all the speed you can give them.
I like the idea of using carbide drills with a 1/8" shank. (big hands small drills bits not a good match) I need to purchase some 0.2 and 0.3 mm so I am going to give it a try. Thanks krypto