|Forum topic by SKlaus||posted 07-16-2013 03:56 PM||3810 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
07-16-2013 03:56 PM
Hi everyone, I’m in the market for a floor standing drill press and have been looking and reading about the JET JDP-17DX and the Steel City 20525. Both of these units are in my price range. ( I am trying to build my router table and buy a drill press all under 1000-1200 bucks or so)
But after reading, there seems to be some issues with both. The quill stroke is preferable in the steel city to the jet which is a HUGE plus. It has a larger motor, however I am reading some issues with Steel city. They sure seem to not be turning over much product down here in Florida. There are only two distributors throughout the state. Their online catalog is from 2011. This makes me worry about the longevity of the company as well as customer service.
The Jet has a great table, a good name, but I’ve heard some run-out issues on them. Customer service seems to be superior in most ways.
I’m a little stuck, and I’m making the trip on Friday to Orlando (closest woodcraft store to Jupiter Florida) . Please help if you can. Any feedback on the customer service or the units themselves would be greatly appreciated…
Thanks a million!!!
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