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post #1 of 7 Old 08-03-2018, 04:31 PM Thread Starter
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Jet 16 speed, 16.5" Drill Press Opinions???

Im going to look at a Jet 16.5" full size 16 speed drill press in the morning. It looks exactly like the 16.5" DP which is on the Jet equipment page at
http://www.jettools.com/us/en/p/16-1...l-press/354169

Do any of yall have any experience with this drill press? I know, its a Jet which is supposed to mean its a great machine but I figured it couldnt hurt to ask around about them. Anyway if its in as good a shape as it looks from the pic I may have found a good machine for a decent price. ($200)

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I have the woodworker's version of that Jet drill press. It is exactly the same as the one in your link except it has a wider, rectangular shaped table. I have had it for several years. No problems. It has the same table as the one in this link: http://www.jettools.com/us/en/p/17-drill-press/716300
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I would try to get him to come down to about $150. I think $200 seems a little high.

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Looks like my Delta, except with the square table.

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I have the same exact Jet . I bought mine lightly used and have no complaints about it.

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Well I ended up buying the drill. The only thing wrong with it was a broken coil spring and a new ones around $22. Till I get the new spring ill use a bungee cord to hold the drill spindle in the raised position. Oh yeah, hawkeye10 i got him down to $165.00.
The only difference between mine and the DP in the picture is mine has the large square table on it and instead of the handle to run the spindle down being on the right mine has one on the left and right. Guess i bought an ambidextrous drill. If anyone really wants ill post pics but I figured yall seen one DP ya seen em all. All though i kind of liked Shop Foxs radial arm drill and for $308 it wasnt a bad deal.

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Mike - sounds like it is a JDP-17DX. There is a hub on both left and right sides to screw the handles into. While it only takes a minute or two to switch the handles to the other side, the previous owner must have purchased a handle kit to install into the other hub. As I recall, this model listed north of $600. You got a good deal for under $200 (including the part).
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