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Forum topic by gpstraub posted 08-22-2010 01:02 AM 1024 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-22-2010 01:02 AM

Hello all,

I was hoping a Ridgid DP1550 owner may be able to chime in and help me out.

I haven’t purchased one yet. Space is at an absolute premium in my workshop and, unfortunately, my purchasing decision is heavily dependent on the size of the tool. The drill press cannot stick out any further than 24” off the wall for me. They don’t have any floor models to check at my local stores so I’ve got to purchase sight unseen.

For fear of seeming lazy I do want to mention that I spent over an hour scouring the internet for the following information.

I checked the Ridgid and Home Depot websites to get dimensions. Ridgids site only mentions the height of the press. Home Depot has size specs but they must be incorrect. They state: Assembled Depth (in.) : 56.69, Assembled Height (in.) : 11.65, Assembled Width (in.) : 22.24 I would assume that the depth of the press is 22.4 inches but I cannot be sure that the numbers are correct at all becuase I know for a fact the the height of the press is 65.5 inches (not 56.69).

Does anyone have this information? If some kind soul owns one could you measure the depth from the furthest point on the back of the machine to the front? Any help would be greatly appreciated!!


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#1 posted 08-22-2010 04:00 PM

I have a DPP15501, but I thought it was the same as the newer version, just different color.

The footprint on mine is 21”, the depth of the head is 25” but arms of the crank make the overall depth closer to 27-28” when you rotate them. Hope this helps a little.

-- some day I hope to have enough clamps to need a clamp cart!

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#2 posted 08-22-2010 04:11 PM

Mine is on locking 4 inch casters and sticks out from the wall about 27 inches. If you turn it sideways it would only stick out about 20 inches. I store mine in a little niche and roll it out to use it – it is next to my bandsaw so I also roll it out of the way sometimes when I need space for the bandsaw. Great drill press for the price – have had mine about 6 months and love it.

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