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Forum topic by chickenhelmet posted 05-06-2009 05:24 PM 1890 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-06-2009 05:24 PM

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I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts on the Craftsman 10’’ 21900 benchtop drill press?
I find myself in need of one and it’s on sale, in budget, and in town. I will mainly be using it to brand, but i’m sure I’ll find other uses for it. Does one really need the floor model? Any thoughts would be great. Thanks!

-- Larry , Colorado

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#1 posted 05-06-2009 05:30 PM

Hey Larry
I’ve not had that great of luck with Sears products but lots of others swear by them. I would guess there better than harbor freight and you can return it if you don’t like it, Sears is good that way.

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#2 posted 05-06-2009 05:45 PM

my daughter has the 12 inch and she loves it very smooth. little if any runout at the chuck
i dont know if the 10 inch is the same ours was a damaged box so we got it for 109.00
she has had it for about 3 months now so fare so good

-- self proclaimed copycat

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Blair Helgason

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#3 posted 05-06-2009 05:51 PM

I just bought this same model last year and so far it’s been fine. The fence is really awkward to use so I would suggest making your own but other than that I haven’t had any problems. I don’t use it a lot, so this one made sense as opposed to a larger, higher quality floor model. I also got it on sale which did make the decision much easier. Hope this helps a bit, good luck!

-- Blair

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#4 posted 05-06-2009 07:43 PM

I have a 1952 model floor style that is a beast. Solid and accurate. Paid very little for it in a liquidation sale. Look for an old used one. It’ll be a bunch more solid.


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