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MDH33
03-14-2007, 08:00 PM
Anyone have a full size drill press or mill that could help me out with an easy project? I need to enlarge some holes on 1/4" steel plates that are about 9" x 6" and I don't have access to any tools that will handle large diameter bits or hold a plate this size.

Thanks! :thumb: :beer:

Crash
03-14-2007, 08:25 PM
Anyone have a full size drill press or mill that could help me out with an easy project? I need to enlarge some holes on 1/4" steel plates that are about 9" x 6" and I don't have access to any tools that will handle large diameter bits or hold a plate this size.

Thanks! :thumb: :beer:

Hey, Martin, aren't we neighbors? I have a drill press you can use.

Inukshuk
03-14-2007, 08:35 PM
You are welcome to use mine in NW Denver.

MDH33
03-14-2007, 09:40 PM
Thanks guys. Do your drill presses have vices that can hold plates 6+ " ? Also, the bits I have require a 1/2" + chuck. I'm in NW Denver too. Let me know when I can stop by, and name your poison :beer: . Thanks again.

IanB
03-15-2007, 06:33 AM
I have a mill that can handle that size stock. As far as bits go my chuck only goes to 1/2" but most bits above 1/2" are available with 1/2" shanks. I also have 9/16", 5/8", 11/16" and 3/4" collets.

Beater
03-15-2007, 06:56 AM
Well, I can't touch ian's set up, but I am available as well. 6th and colorado. I use the vise grip style press clamps (toggles) so yeah, it'll work.

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treerootCO
03-15-2007, 07:34 AM
I have a drill press as well.

MDH33
03-15-2007, 08:16 AM
Wow, you guys are all set up with the tools. :) Anyone have time tonight? I'm usually home by 5:30. Thanks again!

Inukshuk
03-15-2007, 12:44 PM
I should be here. The press is nothing fancy - it is Christo's old press used at Slee Offroad for years and fits 1/2+ chuck. Not sure about the 6+ clamping - this one has an adjustable base plate that I usually just use c-clamps on. I won't have much free time to play (tons of work) but I work from home so I will be here and you are welcome to the garage. No poison needed here. Just pay it forward!

wesintl
03-15-2007, 12:54 PM
I have a question in relation.

I have a set of brackets 3/16 thick that I need a 1 3/4" hole in. I've gone through several hole saws and I can't get through. Any ideas?

IanB
03-15-2007, 04:53 PM
I have a question in relation.

I have a set of brackets 3/16 thick that I need a 1 3/4" hole in. I've gone through several hole saws and I can't get through. Any ideas?

Can do, it just takes time, patience and oil.

Beater
03-15-2007, 05:54 PM
sounds like a relationship issue...

MDH33
03-15-2007, 06:22 PM
Late getting home tonight, and have to pick up my wife at the airport Friday night. Anyone have time Saturday? If so, PM your contact info and a good time to call Saturday. Thanks again everyone.

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