|Forum topic by Lok||posted 08-29-2014 06:50 PM||816 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-29-2014 06:50 PM
Hello, I’m pretty green with woodworking but am putting together some tools to get into basic furniture-making. I’m looking for a drill press and found an old Delta (see 1st two iimages). The owner says there’s no model number or serial number. Other than it having a Baldor single phase 1hp motor, she can give me no more information. I was hoping someone here may be able to ID it by the image and let me know if this is a good choice for a drill press that I likely won’t grow out of easily. By the way, she’s selling for $300.
I’ve also attached an image of a Milwaukee DP220 ($145), the owner says it has wobble/runout of .003 inches. It is 14” with a Furnas switch. He says 4 speeds, 1/2 hp, tilt table, no rack and pinion on table.
Any recommendations on which (if either) I should buy? Both are in working order. Also, for wood joinery, what tolerance should I be looking for in a drill press?
Thanks so much guys,