Well, I understand that I don't "absolutely" have to have a drill press for this purpose, however, it will serve me well for drilling hinge holes in the cabinet doors that I build. I would really like to have a MiniDrill or whatever they are called, which are basically dedicated bench too hinge drilling machines. I plan to do about 40 to 50 doors a month, so eventually I will need one, now I just need to pick up this drill press from Harbor Freight and find a good Blum style hinge jig.
A drill press is a pretty crappy way to have to do that many doors per month.
Quality 'dedicated' hinge boring machines are not sold at HF last time I checked...
A 'quality' hinge boring machine is going to be able to do all three holes at the same time, have dust collections provisions, and all the adjustments will be in millimeters.
No additional Blum jigs or doodads will be required when using them either...
The Blum machines I have seen or used are not so great in the chip / dust collection department. Not much different in dust collection design than sticking the DC hose behind the bit on a drill press when boring doors. (1/2 of your mess will still end up on the floor like that)
I run a 4" dust port on the back of this (sucked at darn close to 1700cfm) and even added custom plexi shielding to the sides to help better direct the suction and STILL lose 10% to the floor.
Would be much worse with a Blum machine...
40 to 50 doors per month justify having good tools to do them with.