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Forum topic by siouxdawgs0409 posted 09-02-2010 01:02 AM 1151 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-02-2010 01:02 AM

I have some money to spend and am looking and adding a drill press to the shop. Now I have been looking at the ryobi 121L or the Craftsmen 21914. I think either one of these would work and they are in the price range I am looking for. I saw the review on here on the Craftsmen but I dont see one for the Ryobi. Was wondering if anyone had either and how they liked it. Any opinions on them would be great.

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#1 posted 09-02-2010 01:32 AM

If money is a issue I would get the Ryobi. If not then get a stationary drill like Ridgid.

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#2 posted 09-02-2010 03:06 AM

I looked at the Ryobi, Delta, Grizzly, Craftsman, and Hitachi, and ended up with the HF 38142 13” for $144. I’ve been very satisfied with it.

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#3 posted 09-02-2010 06:02 AM

Before you go out and buy new, Check out I was on the verge of picking up a 17” drill press for $650. one Saturday when it was on sale and decided (out of the blue) to look into Craigslist and Lo what did I find that had been posted just 54 minutes earlier? A 20” 1.5 HP sears drill press for $300. You can bet I snapped it up and was lucky enough to be the first one in line. It was purchased new last Jan and the guy had to relocate and had no place to store it in his new digs, bummer for him not for me! Bonus: with the money I saved, I purchased a 6×48 belt sander with 10” disc. My theory is that no one can have too many tools but I’m getting maxed out if I get one more cause then I’ll have no room to work in my li’l shop.

Now that my wife is interested in woodworking I have even less working room! But hey, I’m not complaining!

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