|Forum topic by Kinbaum||posted 04-13-2011 06:39 PM||1707 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-13-2011 06:39 PM
I have being doing some research on purchasing a new drill press. I have narrowed it down to two JET models:
JDP-17MF, 16-1/2” Floor Drill Press, 5/8” Capacity, 3/4HP, 16 Speed – http://www.jettools.com/us/manufacturing/en/product.html?node=4523&product=273512
JDP-17DX – 17” Drill Press – http://www.jettools.com/us/manufacturing/en/product.html?node=4523&product=273514
There is no difference in the motors, however the 17DX has a laser and a larger cast iron work table with miter slots. The 17MF however has a fully tiltable work table.
It appears that the 17DX is an older model and is becoming more difficult to find….There are still some websites that have them but the 17MF is in stock everywhere. I am leaning towards the 17DX due to the laser and large work table. Most likely the size of the work table will not matter cause you can make your own.
I would just like to know everyones opinion of which one of the two you would choose and why?
I do appreciate the feedback.