18 inch monster.

  • Advertise with us
Review by Ken90712 posted 01-30-2012 01:24 AM 6854 views 1 time favorited 35 comments Add to Favorites Watch
18 inch monster. 18 inch monster. 18 inch monster. Click the pictures to enlarge them

Well Dec was a good month; Blondie gave the approval for me to buy more machines… LOL… I picked up the Delta 18/36 Drum Sander & now this Delta 18 drill press.

The box was in great condition, and they brought it into the garage for me. . I also ordered the Biesemeyer fence for her as well.

Blondie and I had it together in less than an hour. The only hard part was lifting the head on to the shaft. Once she told me to quit being a whip and lift it, we got it on the 2nd time… LOL I’m so glad she is a strong German Farm Girl and not just a pretty face :>)’

I have now used this machine for over 3 weeks, man what a great machine. Why someone did not think of the belt tension speed adjustment before this, is beyond me. Changing speeds is a dream! It was this one, or the 18 inch Powermatic. Some reviews I read, there were complaints on the speed adjustment’s with PM so I went with Delta and its American made. Ohh and it looks good next to the drum sander.. LOL

Anyone thinking of this machine you will not be disappointed!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View Ken90712's profile


15838 posts in 2225 days

35 comments so far

View degoose's profile


7136 posts in 2391 days

#1 posted 01-30-2012 01:30 AM


-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

View a1Jim's profile


113725 posts in 2614 days

#2 posted 01-30-2012 01:33 AM

Wow that’s a beauty.

-- Custom furniture

View Joe Lyddon's profile

Joe Lyddon

8438 posts in 3089 days

#3 posted 01-30-2012 01:44 AM

That is once NICE drill press!

Should last a lifetime!

Nice going.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

View DonH's profile


494 posts in 1854 days

#4 posted 01-30-2012 02:28 AM

Hi Ken

Great choice – I have had one of these machines for over a year and I am sure you will not be disapointed.

Great buy!!


-- DonH Orleans Ontario

View jim C's profile

jim C

1463 posts in 2135 days

#5 posted 01-30-2012 02:30 AM

Can I see more of Blondie?
And oh ya, the new machine!


-- When I was a boy, I was told "anyone can be President", now I'm beginning to believe it!

View ChuckV's profile


2701 posts in 2564 days

#6 posted 01-30-2012 02:32 AM

Very nice – I am sure that you will be happy for the rest of your life.

Oh, that looks like a great drill press you have there too.

-- “And it's only the giving that makes you what you are. ” ― I. Anderson

View lew's profile


10619 posts in 2792 days

#7 posted 01-30-2012 02:38 AM

Wow, Ken! It almost touches the ceiling. I foresee a bigger shop on the horizon!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

View JL7's profile


8075 posts in 2002 days

#8 posted 01-30-2012 02:41 AM

Ken – nice score! Good for you!


-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

View Hoakie's profile


306 posts in 3073 days

#9 posted 01-30-2012 02:46 AM

Ken if you purchased it this month you can get $100 rebate

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

View Roger's profile


17667 posts in 1841 days

#10 posted 01-30-2012 02:50 AM

thats a fine fine lookin drill press

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

View Woodmaster1's profile


650 posts in 1624 days

#11 posted 01-30-2012 02:57 AM

I bought one in oct. and I love it.

View Lee A. Jesberger's profile

Lee A. Jesberger

6790 posts in 3016 days

#12 posted 01-30-2012 03:29 AM

That’s the way to do it!

Nice machine.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

View SPalm's profile


5174 posts in 2919 days

#13 posted 01-30-2012 03:59 AM

You deserve it Man.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

View Dusty56's profile


11777 posts in 2725 days

#14 posted 01-30-2012 05:41 AM

I’m happy for your new tool collection , Ken, but where’s the review that makes it a 5 star tool , other than the belt tensioning device ?
At least give us a link so we can read the spec’s and see what others are saying about it.
Thanks : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Hoakie's profile


306 posts in 3073 days

#15 posted 01-30-2012 06:11 AM


The best review I found was here

there is an embedded video but hard to spot at first, the link to youtube is here:

-- John H. [To invent, you need a good imagination and a pile of junk. ~Edison]

showing 1 through 15 of 35 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics