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Old 03-12-2011, 03:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone heard of a TWS drill press?

Anyone heard of a TWS (trans world s????) drill press? I am looking for a older drill press that will be solid enough to put a vice on it and notch tube. They call it a “very heavy duty 16 speed drill press” in the ad but when I talked to the guy he got it out of a foreclosed house he cleaned up and doesn’t know much about it other than he plugged it in and it works. It looks like the same design as the older central machinery drill presses.

Opinions on using it at a home shop to drill up to 5/8" holes in 1/4" plate and run up to 2" hole saws perferably to notch tube? It seems to be a good deal at 80$.

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Old 03-14-2011, 08:41 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I ended up picking it up so I'll post some comments if anyone is searching.

It's definatly not US made but is Jap type quality. The arbor is very tight and true. The base is also very tight and has 3 axis of rotation. It runs as low as 240RPM and doesn't have much vibration. It has a 5/8" chuck that has a tapered connection similer to a mill. I would rank it right up there with some of the smaller old rockwell machines.

Overall I think it will work well for a 80$ drill press.
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