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Drill press - MT Woodworker - 04-14-2021

Looking to buy a new drill press, most likely floor not bench.

Any thoughts on brands that you have used and had good service with?

Thanks


RE: Drill press - Cabinet Monkey - 04-18-2021

(04-14-2021, 06:20 PM)MT Woodworker Wrote: Looking to buy a new drill press, most likely floor not bench.

Any thoughts on brands that you have used and had good service with?

Thanks

NOVA - best thing going these day in the $1000-$1500 price range.


RE: Drill press - MT Woodworker - 04-18-2021

Thank you
I will definitely look at the NOVA


RE: Drill press - Cian - 04-18-2021

What's your budget?


RE: Drill press - messmaker - 04-19-2021

Most of the drill presses I see look like they were made at the same plant. I have one and it works but it is not high quality. The only one I see that looks impressive is the Powermatic and it is about $1600.


RE: Drill press - MT Woodworker - 04-19-2021

Looking to stay maybe $1200 to $1400


RE: Drill press - MT Woodworker - 04-19-2021

Anyone have experience with the Wen brand or Rikon brand?

Or do most all come out of the same couple factories.

I am very happy with my Powermatic dedicated mortiser


RE: Drill press - Bill_de - 04-19-2021

(04-14-2021, 06:20 PM)MT Woodworker Wrote: Looking to buy a new drill press, most likely floor not bench.

Any thoughts on brands that you have used and had good service with?

Thanks

I have been using this Delta happily for a number of years. Delta calls is a woodworkers drill press.

Delta 18 in. Floor Standing Drill Press with Worklight, Laser and 16-Speeds-18-900L - The Home Depot


RE: Drill press - MT Woodworker - 04-19-2021

(04-19-2021, 03:44 PM)Bill_de Wrote: I have been using this Delta happily for a number of years. Delta calls is a woodworkers drill press.

Delta 18 in. Floor Standing Drill Press with Worklight, Laser and 16-Speeds-18-900L - The Home Depot

Thanks, I will look at it.

Mark


RE: Drill press - KyleD - 04-21-2021

(04-19-2021, 04:09 PM)MT Woodworker Wrote: Thanks, I will look at it.

Mark
From the best I can see that Delta does not have a quill lock. This is troubling to me for several reasons. First, without a lock I assume it doesn't have a split body and the bore the quill rides up and down in is non adjustable for slop. I had a Delta 17-965 and it had terrible slop in the quill bore. And second, it is real handy to be able to run your bit down to desired depth and lock the quill there while you adjust the depth rod.