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Old 02-19-2008, 07:19 AM
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http://wholesale.homier.com/detail.a...=109&sku=03179


Hi Guys,

Im not sure that this link will work. I am just not skilled at computer tech.. Even cut and paste is difficult.


Any way good old HDC has this Variable speed- power feed "industrial" (Im not sure if there is an appropriate conversion method for Asian to American (like Metric to US) for industrial- commercial -etc- terms to what would be a "true" use rating) drill press. It has a no 3 Morse taper.

Any way its available here on sale for about $255.. That doesnt mean its a value.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with this particular drill press?


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Old 02-19-2008, 11:33 AM
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Jeff, I don't know anything specific about that particular machine but I have been to Homier sales and I do have one Homier saw. Now the saw that I have is ok but then it is the same as a ShopFox or a Grizzly of the same litter except for color so I knew pretty much what to expect & that means for Homier, it is an exception.

But I do know a little bit about what you can expect from Homier quality and its kinda like this: have you ever let a cute woman set you up with a blind date with her best friend? One of those deals where the cute woman tries to build up your expectations & finally says, "She's real nice!" You know how that goes? As a general rule, you should run like hell? You know you shouldn't even look but you go anyway, just hoping against hope that this might be the one time .....
99% of the time, that's how Homier is.
But I wish you the best of luck.
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Old 02-19-2008, 04:25 PM
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But I do know a little bit about what you can expect from Homier quality and its kinda like this: have you ever let a cute woman set you up with a blind date with her best friend? One of those deals where the cute woman tries to build up your expectations & finally says, "She's real nice!" You know how that goes? As a general rule, you should run like hell? You know you shouldn't even look but you go anyway, just hoping against hope that this might be the one time .....
99% of the time, that's how Homier is.
But I wish you the best of luck.
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She is real nice .Lol ,Did not say nice looking or nice personality just she was nice.Kind of the same on any of the tool sales .Homier ,Cummins ,HF .You spends your money and takes your chances .Nothing more fun than a old carnival .
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That looks like quite the machine for the money. It will be more after trucking. God help you if you ever need a part for it. I am a bit leary of any company that cannot get the translation right for a "drilling machine". The 2 handle configuration on the quill is "interesting" I have found that on a lot of foreign machines it may have a MT taper but they have no provision for a wedge. This means you are stuck with one tool or have to get a MT extension. unless there is lead ballast in the bottom I severely doubt the 650lb weight. My buffalo has twice the amount of iron it in, stands taller and is only 500lbs.


If I had $225 to spend and wanted new I would go to HD and buy a ridgid. For the average guy it will satisisfy your needs.If new was not a issue and you just want the real deal, start checking craigslist and local ebay for drill presses. If weighs less than 400lbs is not made in US, and does not have a MT taper you do not want it
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If I could see one in person, I probably could be tempted into buy one for $255, according to the web site they are normally about $400, I would want to pick it up, check it out before taking it home, I'd never have one delivered to the house, too hard to resolve broken parts over the phone.

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Jeff why don't you take a road trip over to Huntington, Indiana and take a look at that machine. Your not that far away from HDC.
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Jeff why don't you take a road trip over to Huntington, Indiana and take a look at that machine. Your not that far away from HDC.
Well, thats the only reason I am really interested at all, is there is an HDC store about 5 mins from my shop.

They have one in stock for 299. with a 15% discount coupon.

I stopped up today and the manger let me play with it a bit.

Its kind of impressive for the price, I guess.

Its got a variable pulley drive system and a 2 range step pulley system.

It also has a power down feed that is engaged with the feed handles.

The digital speed indicator actually works.

It does have a "window" for a key to remove a Morse taper bit.

Decisions- decisions. There is obviously no shipping charges, I just have to go pick it up.


My concern is about my basic mental health!

I have 1 Bridge Port
2 Bridgeport "clones"
I large Clausing variable speed drill presses
A large import drill press real similar to this
4 large specialised air float table automotive style guide and seat machines.
A nice radial drill
Several standard floor model drill presses
Several table model drill presses and a couple of bench style mills.

My only real defence for purchasing this (well I really dont have one) is that I may have a use for the power down feed? Would you buy that?

Oh well back to the drill press, I was just curious if anybody had used one.

It does seem like a "possible" value for 255.

Cutter I liked your analogy. But I have been married to a great women (she obviously has a lot of tolerance) for almost 35 years, no I cant really even relate to what its like to go on a blind date any more. On top of that with all of the diseases that are so prevalent this day and age, (and I am a very big wuss when it comes to contagious diseases) I would be scared to death to go on a date with any body even a supermodel or maybe especially a supermodel. She would have be blind to go on a date with me! But I really do get your point.


Sorry to ramble

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Well, it sounds real nice, Jeff.
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