I won a locally avaiable eBay auction for a Lobo Horizontal Boring
machine with a two drill gear head for $127.50. Of course it is
California so there is 10% sales tax and they want a $50 handling fee
(kind of cheesy) so, still less than 10% of the cost of a new unit.
Also comes with 8 bits.
I almost got it for $20 by doing a last few seconds bid but some other
jack tried to get it for $120 and I was willing to pay $350 so I auto
outbid him. It usually goes the other way but I win this time.
It is like this one but of course well used.
I pick it up today at lunch.
Yeah, I have wanted one for a long time. I have a few different
products that can really benefit from the consistency and accuracy of
this type of setup. I have some Adirondack chairs that I sell knocked
down and they have several pairs of matching holes for carriage bolts.
Also I do craftsman spindles with dowels and it is a pain to do the
spreader and especially the ends of the spindles. A few fixtures and
this machine and it is dreamville. This unit is 2hp like the Grizzly.
The Delta is only 1hp and costs more.
Sounds like a great deal. If it slides and can do mortises, that would
be really sweet.
My drill press is 1/2 hp and the largest bit I ever used is a
2 1/4 bit, other than a fly cutter. I don't recall it ever even
thinking about slowing down. 1 HP may not drill an oil well, but 2 hp
should be good for at least a water well:-)
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