Router Forums

Router Forums (https://www.routerforums.com/forum.php)
-   Tools and Woodworking (https://www.routerforums.com/tools-woodworking/)
-   -   Need to buy a drill press, any recommendations?. (https://www.routerforums.com/tools-woodworking/53577-need-buy-drill-press-any-recommendations.html)

Artemix 01-11-2015 04:24 PM

Need to buy a drill press, any recommendations?.
 
Can't postpone any longer, need one asap for my project.

I've heard once a guy saying that some drill presses don't have a stop block incorporated, and I should stay away from those.

I'm sure there are more examples, and things I should look for and things I should avoid when choosing one over the other.

Any tips are appreciated!.

DaninVan 01-11-2015 05:16 PM

Pablo; what's available in Argentina is a good starting point.
Italian made stuff? Japanese? Taiwanese? What's reasonable, cost wise, in N. America may be outrageously expensive down there, eh?

kp91 01-11-2015 05:27 PM

The only advice I can recommend is buy the biggest you can afford. They are simple machines, and you can build lots of shop made accessories, put the money in a big heavy duty machine

Artemix 01-11-2015 08:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaninVan (Post 473137)
Pablo; what's available in Argentina is a good starting point.
Italian made stuff? Japanese? Taiwanese? What's reasonable, cost wise, in N. America may be outrageously expensive down there, eh?

Not much I guess, but what I'd like to know is what should I look for when getting one.

Stick486 01-11-2015 08:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Artemix (Post 473481)
Not much I guess, but what I'd like to know is what should I look for when getting one.

10 speed..
more HP...
large compound table...

Cherryville Chuck 01-11-2015 09:52 PM

The adjustable depth stop on the quill is a handy addition Pablo. A decent quality DP should have that included. If you can get one that has parallel grooves on the table instead of the X pattern on most cheap ones I would go for that too.

RainMan 2.0 01-11-2015 10:14 PM

I bought a beast . I think it's getting on the big side but I didn't want to do it twice. It's made by General and was around 1000 bucks . It has stops which are essential imo , but I would hope most do . Having a belt to change speeds is kinda nice to when you want to slow things down for certain materials .

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...Guy/drill3.jpg

al m 01-11-2015 10:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RainMan1 (Post 473673)
I bought a beast . I think it's getting on the big side but I didn't want to do it twice. It's made by General and was around 1000 bucks . It has stops which are essential imo , but I would hope most do . Having a belt to change speeds is kinda nice to when you want to slow things down for certain materials .

http://i69.photobucket.com/albums/i5...Guy/drill3.jpg

I'm drooling Rick,that's a life time machine.I like the threaded Rod with two knurled nuts type stops like on the old Buffalo forge presses

RainMan 2.0 01-11-2015 10:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by al m (Post 473681)
I'm drooling Rick,that's a life time machine.I like the threaded Rod with two knurled nuts type stops like on the old Buffalo forge presses

Thanks Al . It really reminds me of being in grade 10 shop class again lol.
It was a beast to put together to as I think it was around 340 pounds

DaninVan 01-11-2015 11:48 PM

Don't make me come up there and insulate that shop, Rick! ;)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:31 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® - Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.


vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.