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Forum topic by jtrz posted 03-19-2018 09:01 PM 1701 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-19-2018 09:01 PM

I found a collins quality tools drill press that I could probably for under 35 or 45 bucks and am wondering if anyone has ever heard of and or used this brand or model.

It’s an older model 5 speed belt driven drill press and it comes with a decent amount of attachments. Here are some photos..

Defintely not a top of the line tool but it would be nice to have a drill press. The top looks in good shape and hopefully it has some way to tilt it for angled holes. Don’t know much about drill presses so don’t really have a way to compare it to other presses.

Any thoughts? I have to bid on it so I can’t go and scope it out to make sure everything works correctly.

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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#1 posted 03-19-2018 09:09 PM

At that price you should have already bought it. Around here they sell for more then that at auctions.

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#2 posted 03-19-2018 09:18 PM

X2 with Lloyd: At that price you should have already bought it

not familiar with the model, but I have one very similar to it
and it is a floor model (only difference is the length of the pipe column). I paid $125.00 for mine
and had to replace the motor with a HF $100 1hp). so for less than $50 I would jump on it.

CAUTION: if you do get it, and the stand goes with it, you need to check the center of balance
as that drill seems to be not suitable for the stand and might be easy to tip over . . . .


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#3 posted 03-19-2018 10:35 PM

That’s good to here. There are a few more days on the auction left so we will see what the price goes up to. Usually older tools like this at this type of auction don’t go up too high but you never know. We will see.

Thanks guys

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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#4 posted 03-20-2018 12:10 AM

I’ll do you a solid and no bid against you since its down the road from me.

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#5 posted 03-20-2018 02:45 AM

I’d buy it.

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#6 posted 03-20-2018 03:13 AM

I ll do you a solid and no bid against you since its down the road from me.

- diverlloyd

Hey, another Louisvillian! We’re you thinking about bidding on it as well? I’ve never bought anything off there but I check it all the time. Have you found any hidden gems on there? What part of town are you in?

-- Jeff | Louisville, Ky

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#7 posted 03-20-2018 05:34 AM

HINT: There is no such thing as ANY drill press for that price.

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#8 posted 03-20-2018 02:06 PM

I’d think the attachments and table are worth that price alone

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#9 posted 03-20-2018 02:22 PM

No I live on the sunny side of the river or so the sign says in Jeffersonville. I haven’t purchased from them but I have from a couple other local online auctions but am down to only a couple I like and they use hibid auction site for the bidding. I have had good experiences with all of them but one. They decided to charge a 15% buyers premium plus tax (which isn’t required for estate sales)plus now only accepts credit cards and requires another 5 % for using the card and doesn’t have live auctions. I put that down to being pure lazy and I don’t want to pay extra for someone to be lazy. 27% extra in fees is a bit ridicules. Good luck on getting it I think it will go around $60. If you don’t get it let me know and I will keep a eye out for one at the auctions I go to.

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#10 posted 03-20-2018 03:32 PM

It will be interesting find out the final price. Is this an IRS (not fed) auction? does it have a buyers 15% premium? plus state tax? (Similar to what Lloyd referred to) We had one last month and I had delusions of picking up a few things. Everything seemed reasonable until the day of the auction and then people with either more money than brains or emotional auction suckers started over bidding stuff. This was a high use cabinet shop so most stuff had plenty of use. A PC Drill press went for about retail. A 20 year old Jet 3hp dust collector went for $1200! (A similar grizzly new DC is $900 delivered) Unisaws in rough shape went for $800-1200 (CL regularly has them in better shape for 600-900) . A $1500 Jet band saw went for about $1200. Even with the post bid premiums, the prices were just too high for well used older equipment.

Hopefully things aren’t as silly in your area!


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#11 posted 03-20-2018 06:56 PM

I have a Collins “lunchbox” planer that works very well. I believe it was made in Taiwan, not China; a plus.

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