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Review by JSB posted 211 days ago 2976 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Pros
-strongest drill press I’ve ever had. Strong enough for what I do
-lots of speed settings
-plenty of chuck travel
-haven’t measured run-out but I couldn’t noticeably see any with the largest forstner bit I have.

Cons
-not sure if it’s considered a con but it’s super tall for a benchtop model.
-overly soaked in shipping grease but mineral spirits will take care of that
-circle table. Why do all drill presses come with a circle table??!! Not a huge deal as I made a drill press table for it.

More pictures and some thoughts here:
http://jayscustomcreations.com/2014/01/13-drill-press/

I’ve only had it for a couple weeks so it’s hard to make an honest performance review at this stage. So far it does it’s job just fine.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com




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JSB

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#1 posted 211 days ago

I have the 21 speeds floor model that I bought used (but about new) for $100.
I like it a lot except for the chuck travel which is too short

-- Bert

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Roger

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#2 posted 211 days ago

Always nice to hear happiness after a tool purchase.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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#3 posted 211 days ago

Thanks for the review,a price might help those considering the same purchase .

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#4 posted 211 days ago

$229.99 + 20% off coupon at harbor freight = $183.99 + tax

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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Dwacki

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#5 posted 211 days ago

Drill press is my next purchase thanks for the review…. Always like finding good equipment at a good price!

-- Dennis, South Bend ( Go Irish) Indiana

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#6 posted 211 days ago

With all of the drill presses I own two large and one small radial in two workshops one for working metal and one for woodworking I have never altered speed control ,or trunnion setting- angled setting of the table .Is this laziness or just what most people do? Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#7 posted 209 days ago

I’ve had one of these for 7 years and it has been problem free.

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#8 posted 190 days ago

Just checking in on this drill press. I looked at it at Harbor Freight today, 20% coupon and other free coupons in hand. I didn’t pull the trigger because it just seemed really cheap (not surprising at HF). The floor model was kinda falling apart, as the teeth to adjust table height were falling off. Is it still holding up?

-- Anything worth doing, is worth over-doing.

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#9 posted 190 days ago

SparkyWood – I’ve by no means put it through a production woodshop environment but I have zero complaints. It’s a drill press that drills holes just fine. Nothing fancy.

-- Jay - http://www.jayscustomcreations.com or http://www.woodworkingwithsketchup.com

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