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post #1 of 3 Old 04-27-2012, 02:12 PM Thread Starter
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Please help, need drill press for Dad's bday gift

My Dad's 70th birthday is today. I wanted to get him a bench drill press and I have around a $200 budget. He does light woodworking as a hobby. I would really appreciate any recommendations you could give me today.

I saw the Ryobi 10 in. Drill Press has some positive recommendations.

Thank you for your help!
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$200 for a new drill press is tough. In that range they tend to be cheap, inaccurate and frustrating to use. The Porter Cable at Lowes is about $300 and good for the price. You might give him a gift certificate toward this or something like it. Otherwise check out these if your budget it tight:
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drill press for Dad

It's no secret on this forum that we kinda like old Craftsman and new Grizzly drill presses.
Visit Shop Dad's Grizzly site (above) and check out their G7945 tilt head bench top press. Yes, it's $75 over budget (less shipping), but he'll probably love the tilt head feature, 'cause it allows for so many other uses down the line !
We own one, and have found it to be a "smooth operator", plus (no one's perfect), but Grizzly Customer Support is one of the best in the business !
Wish Dad a Happy Birthday from us !
Marena and Vinny
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