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DIY PVC Pipe drill press 345

Head Turd Polisher Administrator He Who Has The Most Nuts, Wins! Posts: 60,450 Optimum instrumentum est inter aures
DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« on: November 07, 2018, 11:58:07 AM »
I saw this on Instructables this morning and I am tempted to give it a shot.  It looks pretty cool!



I wonder how sturdy it is- PVC pipe is stronger than you think, but I doubt it is that strong.

Def



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Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #1 on: November 07, 2018, 12:34:41 PM »
Interesting....

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Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #2 on: November 07, 2018, 12:42:57 PM »
I also figure that it can't be that precise, given that there would be some wobble in the pipes, but it should be "good enough" for most things.

Def

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Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #3 on: November 07, 2018, 01:03:46 PM »
I guess you could fill the pipes with something to make it more stable  :think:

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Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #4 on: November 07, 2018, 01:25:21 PM »
The real one from Dremel is only $50 I think, so this one is maybe not worthwhile unless it is super cheap and effective.

I think as is, I'd be about $20-25 in parts from the get go.

Def

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Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #5 on: November 07, 2018, 02:02:34 PM »
The real one from Dremel is only $50 I think, so this one is maybe not worthwhile unless it is super cheap and effective.

I think as is, I'd be about $20-25 in parts from the get go.

Def

The Dremel is really pretty nice too overall.
I set one up for a customer to do crafting with and she is a little crazy about the whole thing and drills way beyond the suggested limits of the high speed dremel almost every day but the whole thing has endured and is easy to adjust and carry,overall a win to me!
Zombie Apprentice Posts: 15,690 Plumbers Know Their Crap!!
Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 03:29:44 PM »
I’ve seen a few diff styles like that, pvc is strong but that’s 40g, if you want stronger there’s even 80g..
JR

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Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 10:20:45 PM »
I’ve seen a few diff styles like that, pvc is strong but that’s 40g, if you want stronger there’s even 80g..
JR

How did I know you'd have input on this one?  :D

Def

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Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 11:10:26 PM »
I think it's just a pipe dream.  :whistle:

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Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 11:21:49 PM »
The crappy tire one I have is on sale.  Just get that as it has decent torque.  The Dremel solution would not be good from drilling metals and dremels are low torque high speed.

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Re: DIY PVC Pipe drill press
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 11:33:24 PM »
I’ve seen a few diff styles like that, pvc is strong but that’s 40g, if you want stronger there’s even 80g..
JR

How did I know you'd have input on this one?  :D

Def
Does the name have anything to do with it? lol
JR

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