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Forum topic by Stationarycopper posted 02-15-2013 10:28 PM 2277 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Stationarycopper

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02-15-2013 10:28 PM

I am looking for a drill press and I found a powermatic 1200 for $1200. Does anyone know anything about this drill press? Is it a decent deal? I know its a lot for a drill press but I am thinking it is big enough to be able to do just about anything metal or wood wise.


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#1 posted 02-15-2013 10:31 PM

Unless the price is not US Dollars, that is way overpriced.

Check out prices of new machines.

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#2 posted 02-15-2013 11:00 PM

Those Powermatics are real respected machines
for metalworking…. it really depends on the sort
of work you need to do. They have a 6” quill
travel, which is a lot.

If you do a lot of metalwork a drill press like
that would be nice to have. For woodworking,
$1200 is a lot to spend on a drill press.

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