MescaBug Posted February 11, 2008 Report Share Posted February 11, 2008 (edited) Anyone think it might work? I just got a used 16" drill press. The motor is toasted, so I need a new one. But I already have a drill press for my day to day usage. A large drill press, with a powerful motor (1.5HP min), a table with a pin. The drill press has a depth lock, and a 1/2" chuck. With the right pulleys, it should spin fast enough. I usually set my router between 3000-4000RPM. Maybe I'm just dreaming. I'm not at all into mechanics... It's just that a pin router is mechanicaly very similar to a drill press, ; overarm, up/down movement of the cutting tool, a table... My concerns are; mechanicaly, can it widthstand horizontal pressure? A drill press works vertical only.. Is the drill press chuck strong enough to hold a 1/2" router bit spinning very fast? Edited February 11, 2008 by MescaBug Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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