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Old 03-14-2007, 09:00 PM
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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.

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Old 03-14-2007, 09:25 PM
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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.

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Hey, Martin, aren't we neighbors? I have a drill press you can use.
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Old 03-14-2007, 09:35 PM
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You are welcome to use mine in NW Denver.
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Old 03-14-2007, 10:40 PM
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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 . Thanks again.
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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.
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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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I have a drill press as well.
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Wow, you guys are all set up with the tools. Anyone have time tonight? I'm usually home by 5:30. Thanks again!
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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!
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Old 03-15-2007, 01:54 PM
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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?
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