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Forum topic by DT1 posted 08-30-2016 10:57 AM 709 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-30-2016 10:57 AM

I need a new bench top drill press open to suggestions

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#1 posted 08-30-2016 12:11 PM

Can you give a bit more background on what you want to do with it, it might help i.e. how much precision is required?

Second, would you consider an old piece. I personally prefer the old American Iron. You could look on

You can also go look at the old woodworking machinery site they have old machines.

Is it space requirements that make you want only a table top version?

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#2 posted 08-30-2016 12:54 PM

pretty much just holes for euro hinges and other small woodworking projects.I will check into the used stuff

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#3 posted 08-30-2016 01:38 PM


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#4 posted 09-29-2016 07:08 PM

I finally bit the bullit and bought the Wen 4214 12” bench top drill press.I paid $223.00 and I think it was worth it very solid machine weighs 90lbs. cast iron base,table and head variable speed is nice drills through 2 inch hard wood with no problem motor is 2/3hp.Very little run out no wobble in the shaft worked fine right out of the box all and all I am pretty impressed.

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#5 posted 09-29-2016 07:57 PM

WEN or Dremel


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#6 posted 09-29-2016 09:12 PM

I’m not that economically challenged. That brand killed itself many years ago. Maybe they have improved.


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#7 posted 09-29-2016 09:27 PM

Been using a Central Machinery Bench top 5 speed for a few years now. Mine was $70 out the door..

They were on sale last weekend for…$59.95…...with coupon.

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#8 posted 09-30-2016 02:22 PM

I’ll second the Wen 4214. Well packaged, nice features, easy setup. Works very well for me.

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