I’m currently looking around for drill presses, not for any particular task, but mainly because I don’t have one for my shop (no idea why I’ve gone this long without one). A local seller has an old Delta 11-900 still packaged in box, never assembled, and is asking $55.
I know it’s extremely discounted, but would this even be worth it? The Wen 4214 12” press (apparently identical to the Jet alternative) is sitting around $200 at a lot of online retailers. And while I don’t have other necessary tools at the moment, I would eventually like to get into pen turning (maybe later this year) and am concerned regarding the limits of the 2” quill travel.
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