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Forum topic by BlasterStumps posted 06-26-2018 11:21 PM 306 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BlasterStumps

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06-26-2018 11:21 PM

I have my Craftsman 150 DP set up for woodworking and didn’t really like using it for drilling metal. I found this ShopMaster DP630 1/2” at the local Restore. I spent a little over a day getting it cleaned up and fixed up. I had to sand the contacts in the motor and add a switch but not a whole lot otherwise. So now I should be able to keep from having to drill metal on my Craftsman. I’m happy, happy! My wife thinks the switch cover looks tacky. I told her “It works” ! I’m going to write on it with a marker “Not noticeable at all”
Mike

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado


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woodbutcherbynight

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#1 posted 06-27-2018 01:41 AM

Good move. I still have my 8 inch Delta that I have set up for metal work. The bigger 17 inch JET is for woodworking stuff. Works out well.

Get a better switch set up. Yeah it works, but…

LOL

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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AHuxley

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#2 posted 06-27-2018 01:44 AM

It is always smart not to mix metal and wood cutting/boring on the same machine, the metal won’t notice but the wood will.

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