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Re: Drilling An End Grain Box
Reply #15 - Apr 14th, 2010 at 11:45am
 
Frank, I'm not so sure your ShopSmith is the tool to use either.  Unless yours is a lot different than mine, the slowest speed on it is still about 500 rpm's.  Still too fast for the large Fostner bits.  This is the precise reason I went ahead and bought a bench top drill press from HF.  The model I got had a larger swing than their "best" press.  Sure would have loved to get the model with the articulating head, but its bottom speed was too fast too.  I think I have mine set to 170 rpm's and it seems to do just great.
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Reply #16 - Apr 14th, 2010 at 3:56pm
 
You're right about the speed, but I bought a speed reducer for the ShopSmith some years ago to use with the McNaughton tool and it goes down to 100rpm - it's just a pain to set up and use.
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Reply #17 - Apr 14th, 2010 at 11:31pm
 
that'll do
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