|Review by kdc68||posted 01-06-2013 07:47 PM||10358 views||4 times favorited||23 comments|
I have had this drill press for a year now and have no complaints at all. I have drilled through everything from 1/8” steel plate to 3” hardwood, and used drum sander attachments. Putting this together was easy, even by myself. The fit and finish was perfect. The lasers were dead on. There was zero play in the quil from the top of the 4” stroke to the bottom. The depth stop was dead on and easy to set. Changing speeds is easy and diagramed for my needs. My only complaint (very minor) is the machinist style top. My remedy was to make a 16” by 24” table top from two pieces of 3/4 melamine. Equiped the top with “t” tracks and replacement 1/4” hardboard inserts for through cuts and one each bored for my different sized drum sander attachments. I also added a fence with a stop for repetitive drilling and mortising. For mobility, I added a HF mobile base. I gave it a wide stance for stability when I need to move it. This a great drill press and is a great addition to my shop.
High quality, Durable, laser, Work light, 4” quil travel, 12 speed, 1 hp, 5/8 chuck
-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once