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Default 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!.
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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?
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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

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

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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 .


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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 .

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
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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

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