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I have been build and using tools since I could pick them up. But if have always wanted to build furniture and other household projects. Currently I am looking at buying a drill press and bandsaw. What do you guys think about an 8" table mounted drill press. Will it be large enough or do I need to wait?
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Any drill press is better than no drill press. An 8' will get you started.

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I would purchase the drill press before the band saw...

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My most used drill press is an 8 inch. I have a large one but most of what I need or want to is easier with the smaller bench top one.
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I have not really needed a drill press larger than 8" for the 20 years I have had my Delta. Of course, there are limitations but I have always been able to work around those since I don't have room for a larger one. I have a benchtop bandsaw also but would rather have a bigger bandsaw than a bigger drill press.

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I agree with richjh. It's easier to change the process to accommodate a drill press that is too small then it is a the cutting limitations of a bandsaw.
I bought my bandsaw before my drill press.
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Welcome to the forum. There is certainly a wealth of experience here and fortunately everyone seems ready to share ideas and experiences.

My drill press is a bench model and does everything I've needed to build furniture. Once you have it in place you may want to explore some ideas for a home built drill press table. It makes a big difference having a larger table to rest the pieces you're working on and you can add fences and ways to clamp your stock while drilling it.

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