|Review by tjackele||posted 12-10-2010 03:23 AM||7243 views||1 time favorited||14 comments|
Anyone thinking of buying this drill press, should really do it if you have the cash. I have already benefited from the 6” quill while making my workbench. The angles are good, although I have only needed side to side angles, compound has not come up for me.
While it really should come with a fence, I had a router fence that I used and Rockler hold downs that fit perfectly in the slots provided in the table, same slots work great for the fence. When I need to take off the hold-downs, I can remove them from a bigger square opening toward the front of the table.
Changing speed was a big worry and it seems easy the tensioner makes for a tool free speed change.
I think the light and the laser are great too.
I am sure other options are good, but that 6” quill drove my choice.
My table old top drill press was failing, but since it is from my deceased father, it will remain and get refurbished and retain a place of honor in my shop. If anyone can tell me how to get the quill and spindle to work right again, I would appreciate your advice.
I added the picture, but it doesn’t seem to look right….
-- Tim Jackelen