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I gotta get me one of these!

Postby pedalcrazy » 05 May 2010, 23:41

Ive been drilling my enclosures with a cordless drill and a Uni-bit from day one. I think its time to upgrade. I don't have a lot of space in my home so this is perfect for my small batch production. Just thought I would share this new discovery with everyone.
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Re: I gotta get me one of these!

Postby KindaFuzzy » 06 May 2010, 00:43

I've got one of those too, works great. Fits a Mastercraft brand rotary tool as well if any other Canadians are wondering.
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Re: I gotta get me one of these!

Postby mcaviel » 06 May 2010, 08:20

I Use these!
So simple and accurate.
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Re: I gotta get me one of these!

Postby RnFR » 06 May 2010, 13:42

i've got one as well. great for drilling pcb's, but for enclosures, i use the real thing.
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Re: I gotta get me one of these!

Postby lolbou » 06 May 2010, 17:40

RnFR wrote:but for enclosures, i use the real thing


You mean this? :D It's the model I have...

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I do have the Dremel stand too, nice for PCBs, but it loses precision in hole placing when bits are larger (it does flex a bit, ha ha, nice one! :wink: )...
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Re: I gotta get me one of these!

Postby pedalcrazy » 06 May 2010, 18:54

RnFR wrote:i've got one as well. great for drilling pcb's, but for enclosures, i use the real thing.


I wish I had the room for the real deal. Ill have to settle for the little guy. Or, is it not worth it and should I stay with hand drilling with my cordless?
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Re: I gotta get me one of these!

Postby pedalcrazy » 06 May 2010, 22:33

ibodog2 wrote:
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RnFR wrote:i've got one as well. great for drilling pcb's, but for enclosures, i use the real thing.


I wish I had the room for the real deal. Ill have to settle for the little guy. Or, is it not worth it and should I stay with hand drilling with my cordless?

I think it really depends on the quantity of pedals you plan on doing and whether you've got some other use for it (and space to store it). :) I've got that dremel one you posted and I have a hard time keeping the chuck tight on the bit when drilling an enclosure with it. So I went back to the hand drill.


I'm glad I posted this thread, otherwise I probably would have dumped money into the Dremel press. Thanks to everyone's great feedback Ill save some coin!
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Re: I gotta get me one of these!

Postby timbo_93631 » 07 May 2010, 00:20

I got this one on sale from grizzly.com for $89 last year when I was outfitting my new shop. You just can't beat the precision you get even from a cheaper drill press like this. I build amps and effects and I use it regularly. I have even done some custom pickgaurds and pickup rings with it set for high speed using plastic routing bits. Great for staking turrets too! The depth gauge was a joke though. It has paid for itself already.
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Re: I gotta get me one of these!

Postby pedalcrazy » 07 May 2010, 01:59

timbo_93631 wrote:I got this one on sale from grizzly.com for $89 last year when I was outfitting my new shop. You just can't beat the precision you get even from a cheaper drill press like this. I build amps and effects and I use it regularly. I have even done some custom pickgaurds and pickup rings with it set for high speed using plastic routing bits. Great for staking turrets too! The depth gauge was a joke though. It has paid for itself already.
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I was just looking at one of these on line. I'm stoked to hear it works good. They look pretty compact as far as drill press go.
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Re: I gotta get me one of these!

Postby bigmufffuzzwizz » 28 Mar 2011, 05:30

It would be so sweet to have a nice drill press set up!
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