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Drill press and Milling machine. Opinions?

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:34 am
by rewiob8
I've been looking for a good drill press, and boy is they expensive, it seems there are the cheap ones like I currently have for $300-500, and then it jumps right up to $2000 and up. I found what seems to be a good deal on a used gear head at $900 and was talking about it with a friend and he said, "why don't you get a milling machine?". I hadn't thought of that before, and, the main reason I hadn't thought about that is that I actually intend to use the drill press as a drill press. I've heard lots of talk about people trying to use a drill press as a mill, and I know exactly why that doesn't work well, but I've been able to find none about using a mill like a drill press. What are the pros and cons?