18 inch monster.

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Review by Ken90712 posted 01-30-2012 01:24 AM 5749 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!"

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


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

Wow that’s a beauty.

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

That is once NICE drill press!

Should last a lifetime!

Nice going.

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#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

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

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


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#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.

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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

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


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#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.

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#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]

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

thats a fine fine lookin drill press

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

I bought one in oct. and I love it.

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

That’s the way to do it!

Nice machine.


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

You deserve it Man.


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#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 : )

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#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]

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