|Project by pressjockey||posted 12-29-2014 02:17 PM||1543 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I must have been a really good boy cause Santa brought me a brand new Steel City 17” drill press. I’ve been going to a retired friends house to use his for one specific project where I need a 6” hole bored into a 7” piece of wood. Steel City and Powermatic are the only 2 drills on the market that have a 6” quill travel and the powermatic is twice the price of the Steel City. It’s been on my wish list for a few months and my wife bought it for me! I think I’ll keep her.
The new drills have variable speed as opposed to the multiple belt/pulley speed settings that are on my friends drill. So far I like that change. Other than that I think everything else is the same.
-- Pete, Whitehall, PA