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What to buy: DX ducting or cheapie drill press

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dance

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I've got some Christmas money I'd like to spend on my hobby and I'm not sure what to do.

I don't know whether to buy a drill press (one of the £50-£75 ones, so not going to be particularly good quality) or get the Axi 100mm ducting kit which would allow me to have outlets for my P/T, router table, bandsaw and table saw. This would be very handy but I don't know if my DX is strong enough. It's a proper 100mm extractor but it's not an industrial beast. It's the Draper 10923 50L 1000W one. I was thinking of wall mounting it to get it out of the way and then running ducting to my stationary machines.

Any advice?

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theartfulbodger

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Both are very different things! Which do you have a greater need for?

Do you mean this kit?
http://www.axminster.co.uk/axminster-10 ... rod803510/

I liked the look of it when I saw it on the back cover of one of their advertising mailouts.. I'm planning to price up a similar system from toolstation (or somewhere) using soil pipe and gaffa tape.

Maybe if you do the same you could afford both the ducting and the drill press?
 

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Assuming your extractor is up for it, I'd get the dx kit.

I use my pillar drill so very infrequently. My first drill press was a cheapie Clarke. Horrible. Most cheapie ones are.

I also only have one pair of lungs.
 
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