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Old 01-09-2006, 10:26 AM   #11
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Kevin's post brings up a good point.

When buying power tools always check to see if spare parts are readily available and at what cost??

I do this especially when I buy things from the Home Depot, CTC etc.

I have turned down good deals on tools like a nail gun because they didn't stock the nails.

Same thing with the belt for the drill press.

A bargain price on the tool can be spoiled by the high cost of maintenance.

Certainly something to think about.

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For parts availability Sears is great. I have a 10 year old router and they still could find the part I required when it broke.

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Old 01-10-2006, 10:27 AM   #13
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Steve is right

That's usually true.

As long as what you buy has the Craftsman name on it and wasn't sold as a discontinued item.

They are excellent that way.

I can still get parts for my 28 year old snowblower.

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Thanks for all the help guy's....i might buy a craftsman Thanks again...kevin
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Originally Posted by Nuker
Every Jan, Sears has a big tool sale. You should see a good deal there on a Craftsman. I personally have a Delta with no probs.
8" Delta for a bunch of years now....doubles as a poor mans mill with a nice 1/8" end mill chucked up Goes through aluminum like butter

A good selection of speeds is very handy.
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For the belt problem I would suggest getting the numbers off it while new or if you can't then take it to an automotive supplier like Napa to get a fit.
They have them usually every inch and differant thickness's. Can't remember the designations but if you have the number they can usually do a crossover. I replaced my lathe belts this way.
When buying your drill press what I do is look at them on the shelf and check how much freeplay is in the chuck. Side to side freplay is a problem but sometimes you luck out and get a tight one. I use my knockoff for mainly wood and other light stuff like motor mounts but you need to centre punch it first. If the chuck has play it will wander before the bit cuts.
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