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drill press

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 19:55
by drjeff
I wanted to get some ideas on what to look for in a drill press. I don't think I would never need nor do I have the room for an industrial size drill press, but was thinking more on the lines of something the either Home Depot, Lowe's or Sears would carry.

Any thoughts or suggestions before I spend the wife's money????

Thanks in advance,

Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 20:26
by Captgrumps
You are on the right track--We have one of each Sears, Home Depot and Lowes floor models. And a Roybi table model. One in each work hangar and one in the shop. Been using the Sears Craftsman for over 45 years.


Posted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 21:31
by kyleb
The Rigid from Home Depot has gotten good reviews in various woodworking magazines as a good value in a 14" (If I recall correctly) drill press.

Mine has always served well...

Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 11:02
by Captgrumps
Believe RIGID tools are made by the same folks that once made Sears Craftsman tools--Emerson Electric in Tennessee.


Posted: Mon Aug 25, 2008 12:27
by WWhunter
For basic "home" use I looked at several different models and ended up going to Harbor frieght and getting a big floor model on sale for about the same price as a bench top model. Sure am glad I did, its amazing how much you can use a bigger press.