I finally got my drill press back from the “authorizied service center”. It only took 14 months to get it properly repaired. Even then a part was left off, not an important part but a part non-the-less. So instead of having it gone to the service center for who knows how long, I called Delta to have them send me the part and I would install it myself. This drill press (model 17-959L) is under warranty and as they have done in the past and sent minor parts to me free of charge they no longer do that because “Delta Woodworking Tools” has been sold to another company and changed its policy. But they would be more than happy to SELL me the part for $6.95 plus $10.95 shipping. Needless to say I’m not very happy with Delta and I will not ever buy another “Delta Woodworking Tool” AGAIN. I just had to vent my anger after paying almost $600 for this drill press I would expect to get better service. I guess this is another example on customer No service after the sale has become the normal way of doing things.
-- Dave from "The Sawdust Shed"