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Re: Time to purchase new drill press
Reply #15 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 10:32am
 
Thanks to all the info as always so vast. Price I did not consider. Plus I have no problem changing pulleys manually.
I think the powermatic or the or the Jet JDP is more than I need. The knowledge on this forum never fails to amaze me.
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Re: Time to purchase new drill press
Reply #16 - Apr 30th, 2021 at 12:17pm
 
You might want to do a google image search for
"drill press speed chart"
There are few very comprehensive ones out there that cover the various types of wood boring bits
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Re: Time to purchase new drill press
Reply #17 - May 1st, 2021 at 8:17am
 
One thing to be wary of is the fact that many of the drill presses sold today have poorly machined chucks.  More that I would want EVS I would want a nice smooth chuck that really tightens up on the bit when you use the key.  Hard to specify that but I bet you have a higher chance of gettin one on a Powermatic than on a Grixxly.  Personally I am keeping my 70 year old Delta because it does have a good chuck.
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Re: Time to purchase new drill press
Reply #18 - May 1st, 2021 at 4:29pm
 
That's true but you can get a good quality replacement chuck for quite a lot less the the price of an EVS machine, if you feel the need to change it.
It is the part of the tool that you interact with the most and is arguably the most important. it can be a quick/easy upgrade to a tool.
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Re: Time to purchase new drill press
Reply #19 - May 1st, 2021 at 5:14pm
 
I purchased a Powermatic in 2014.  It’s a variable speed floor model and has preformed exceptionally well. Bought it locally from a small dealer along with a 14” band saw that I’m not so proud of.
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Re: Time to purchase new drill press
Reply #20 - May 4th, 2021 at 10:53pm
 
I’m fortunate that I own a few Shopsmiths. . One lives pretty much as a dedicated drill press. Large work table with a fence, long quill travel, and variable speed that is easy to change. It also is great if you need to perform horizontal boring.
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Delta 46-460: awesome
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Shopsmith Mark 7: Wonderful! (But I don't use it as a lathe yet)
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Re: Time to purchase new drill press
Reply #21 - May 5th, 2021 at 10:27am
 
Chris, not being a ShopSmith guy, I never thought of that.
I did a little searching and some folks seem to use their older machines as a dedicated drill press.
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Re: Time to purchase new drill press
Reply #22 - May 5th, 2021 at 10:44am
 
I have heard of a couple of Shopsmith owners who prefer it for horizontal boring. No clue though.

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