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I've been watching Craigslist for drill presses lately and came across this one. Does this look like a good deal?
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Never mind answering my question. From the little research I'd done on this it looks like a 220V unit and I don't want to mess with that.

I have been reading reviews on bench top drill presses and I might buy new and go that way. I currently have a small bench top but it's not that great of a unit.

Thanks for looking anyway
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The Owner's Manual says "120V, 8 A", unless there are other models - doesn't even show an option of rewiring for 220 V

http://www.hitachipowertools.ca/uplo...RM_OM_6815.pdf
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Tom,

I kept seeing 220V or maybe it was 240v from sellers. I could just call that person on craigslist.

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This looks exactly the same as a drill press I recently bought locally, typical Chinese manufactured variety. They seem to come in a dozen different brands.
I bought mine for $150 Cdn to give to my boys. So far, it seems to work well, and they use it a lot in their shop. It was new.
I have a bench top General. Still looks very similar, just shorter.

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It is a little hard to tell, but the plug in the first pic looks like a standard 110 3 prong plug.

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I would think any motor less than 2 hp would be able to be wired for 110 volt. You are probably safe. You should go look at it. If it is not wired for 110v then read what is on the side of the motor. There is a wiring diagram.

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The picture shows a 110 volt plug.
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I'd be more concerned with the main bearing . Hopefully there's not a lot of play in it .
Don't know , but maybe it's an easy fix

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I agree with the above you need to check the run out. When you run the drill watch the chuck. There should be a well defined line on the outside of the chuck when it is running.
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If you click on the 3rd picture to enlarge it you can read the plate on the side of the unit.
It says its a 120 volt 8 amp unit
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