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Old 12th June, 2002, 06:30 PM
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Cheap tools are ususally cheap for a reason.

If you intend to use a pilar drill for milling you will need a good one. If there is too much play in the chuck bearings or too much "float" then your bit will "chatter" loads and you will either break your mill or damage your copper (or just be totaly unable to cut)

I used a medium quality drill when i milled my block and it was far from satisfactory, the ammount of float in the chuck didnt matter when drilling but when milling it was critical as the mill would bounce.

Im not saying dont buy that $70 drill, but if your buying it solely for milling then its best to get a good one than something you cant use (or that you break)

You will also need a X-Y table that might be expensive.
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