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Offline Bluerocket

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Bench top Drill Press
« on: February 12, 2018, 10:25:55 AM »
Any recommendations?  Looking for a middle of the road unit, Dont want to spend my whole jeep fund but also dont want crap.  One I can see in person would be great.   Based on my garage i'm thinking a bench-top unit would be best.

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Offline Posimoto

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Re: Bench top Drill Press
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2018, 11:53:39 AM »
I went with a Porter floor model for around $300. Itís been working fine for me that last several years.
Here is a bench model

https://m.lowes.com/pd/PORTER-CABLE-3-2-Amp-5-Speed-Bench-Drill-Press/1000183105

« Last Edit: February 12, 2018, 03:29:53 PM by Bluerocket »
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Re: Bench top Drill Press
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2018, 03:30:11 PM »
Do you like the quality of the unit,  they really are quite cheap which made me wonder
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Re: Bench top Drill Press
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2018, 03:57:40 PM »
I have a Craftsman 15" 12speed 5/8" chuck, tilting table, 1hp floor model that I'm very happy with. I forget the price but I think it was around $500
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Re: Bench top Drill Press
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2018, 04:44:44 PM »
Do you like the quality of the unit,  they really are quite cheap which made me wonder
Like I said it's been working fine for me without any issues. It's not the highest quality but its not junk by any means. Porter-Cable has been around for awhile founded back in the early 1900s and was sold to Rockwell in the 60s. Rockwell designed a consumer line to compete with black and decker, craftsman, etc. When Pentair bought Rockwell in the early 80s they dropped the consumers line and just made professional tools. At the time Pentair owned DeVilbiss as well. Then [censored] happen, black and decker (now Stanley B & D) bought them out, now Porter is made in mexico and china.
I first looked Porter because they had some pretty cool history behind them. It's been a handy tool for the last 8 years and I feel it was a good purchase for me. That may not be so for others.   
 
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Re: Bench top Drill Press
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 07:21:09 AM »
This is the one I bought probably 5 years back.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/12-Speed-Heavy-Duty-Bench-Top-Drill-Press/G7943?iparcelcountry=US&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIirmg8-6i2QIVE7nACh29WggIEAQYASABEgJeFPD_BwE&utm_campaign=zPage&utm_source=grizzly.com

I love it.  Very serviceable, replaceable arbor/collar and IMHO way better than any other drill press I could find for under $500.  I bought a 2 plain vise for it and a couple endmills used and have done some simple machining with it.  It is pretty heavy and needed some assembly when I received it. I also bought it direct from Grizzly and they freight shipped it direct from PA.
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Re: Bench top Drill Press
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 01:09:01 PM »
If I had to buy a new bench top I'd go with the grizzly as well. Although my floor model Porter is working just fine.

https://www.amazon.com/Grizzly-G7943-Speed-Heavy-Duty-Bench-Top/dp/B0000DD6TD

and this one is good for folks looking for a low buck drill press.

https://www.harborfreight.com/10-in-12-speed-bench-drill-press-60237.html
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Re: Bench top Drill Press
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2018, 06:02:51 AM »
most of the ifab work was done on a cheap northern tool model like the one chuck posted from hf. i replaced it after 2 to 3 years of mediocre service.  the big problem with the cheap ones is that you need to support the base from the bottom if you want to drill a decent hole.
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Re: Bench top Drill Press
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2018, 04:50:22 PM »
I have no idea how much it was and I'm m sure it wasn't cheap.  But the shop just bought a JET drill press.  Not sure if they make a bench top one.   But the one we bought is amazing. 
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