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I never had the opportunity to buy tools from Grizzly and was wondering about their 5 speed Baby Drill Press. I want to get a small one since I have a small shop. Anybody have any input about Grizzly's tools or if you have their drill press, how do you like it? The drill press that I am curious about is this one ----> click here!

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Hi I have the Grizzly 6" Jointer, and I did have the 15" Planer, which I've since sold I
think you get what you pay for with the stuff from them, they are not as well finished as other manufacturers, but the work. It depends on what you are giong to use it for,
the motor is only 1/3HP and the depth of stroke is only 2", so it is limited.
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Boricua you are in luck as I told you before I was at the Grizzly show room and was tinkering with the same one you are looking at in fact I figured the next time I stop in there I was going to bring it home. I have a drill press but have a lot of problems with it so I check out 5 speed baby and it was put together well had no play in the controls seemed to me sturdy enough and the thing about grizzly they back everything they sell 100%. I had a detail sander from them brought it home and plugged in it did'nt work so I got hold of one of the techs there gave a number and told me to put the reciept into the package and how much I spent to send it back they sent me a new one and a refund for the mailing. Can't beat that.
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Woodnut.. I have allways had good dealings with Grizzly.I have never been dissatisfied with anything I bought from them.I even got my dust collector from them, And I think it is great.really sucks.I really don't think you would ever be dissatisfied with them.Thank you ,,Learning Herb
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I live about 70 miles south of Grizzly's headquarters in Bellingham. I am constantly going there for any item that I can afford. Their warehouse is stocked with every item in the catalogue and can be picked up in person. I find their stock to be great, their prices fair and service is very friendly. Granted, their own products are for those of us that can't afford the expensive quality. I have no problems with anything that I have purchased. The 14" Bandsaw is next.
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My only concern with the drill press you have mentioned is the 1/3 HP motor. When you are running forstner bits or hole saws it helps to have a bit more power. I would urge you to consider getting at least a 1/2 HP motor model. Of the many posts I have seen on Grizzly's products I have only seen one negative response. I am sure you will be happy with their products; just be sure you get what you need.

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Thanks everybody.

Mike I actually thought about the same thing in horsepower. I noticed there are the 1/4 horsepower ones as well. I do want something with more horsepower.

I wish there was a Grizzly store near me so I can check out the other ones. I'll just keep searching around. I have been looking at the Delta's also from Lowes. Anybody have any input on the Delta's or other brands?

Once again, thanks to all, later....

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There's the old story " it only hurts once when you buy better tools, when you pay for them, but you enjoy them every time you use them. Junk feels good when you pay for it, but what a pain every time you try to do something. Busy Bee in Canada has similar tools to Grizzly, and they do allow us poor folks to have some big powerful tools at a much better price. The underpowered tool may cost you a motor down the road, and that would easily pay for the upgrade now. And think of the enjoyment!
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boricua,
I have the Delta Dp200, which is their bottom-of-the-line drill press. It is similar to the Grizzly, has a 1/4hp motor. The table does not turn 360degrees, but it serves my purpose well. Plus, it comes with a worklight (very convenient). I've had it for a couple of years without any problems. But I only use it on wood & not metal. I've always heard you should by the best tools you can afford, and at the time, that was it. But even though I can now upgrade, I have no reason.
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Hey thanks for the reply boxer! Yeah that's the one I was looking at.

I noticed that Porter-Cable, Dewalt and others don't make drill presses. Hmm... just a thought. Anyway, later...

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