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Talking Show us your Drill Press

I am just curious and thought it would be fun to see what is your favorite drill press. It can be a bench top or floor model. So show us your drill press. I am picking mine up on Saturday
from a gentleman who owns a Atlas Bench Top Drill Press. I think it is cool looking.
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I have a couple jets, but if I were to buy a new one it would be a new nova variable speed drill press. All computer controlled. Pick your bit type, bit size and material, it recommends the speed. Too much torque, it shuts off. Zero the bit, set your desired depth of hole and it stops where you want to. Next generation of drill presses. About $1500. Ouch.


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I have a couple jets, but if I were to buy a new one it would be a new nova variable speed drill press. All computer controlled. Pick your bit type, bit size and material, it recommends the speed. Too much torque, it shuts off. Zero the bit, set your desired depth of hole and it stops where you want to. Next generation of drill presses. About $1500. Ouch.


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Boy, that is a lot of cheddar for a drill press. I will use my drill press for the 1st time ever this weekend. I have never used one before. I had a 1950 Craftsman Drill Press, but never used it. I had to put a new part on it, but I sold it to a man that really needed it.

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I've got the 8" bench top clone, rebranded is several ways. Mine says Delta, maybe $125.00 in the day.
Work horse. Thousands of holes in predictable directions for glue & peg construction.
Mostly these days to cut, grind and shape metals and shells as inlays for wood carvings.
Again? No place for a floor model. Would love 12" between the spindle and the pillar.
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I don't have to show you mine. You would all be just toooo jealous of my Harbor Freight model.. I don't want you to all feel too bad so I won't show pictures.. The one good thing about it is after more than a year it still pokes holes in wood.

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?
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Here is mine pretty good machine for the money.

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Here is mine pretty good machine for the money.

Hey John, looks like you have a pretty cool Drill Press. Never heard of that brand.

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Hey Everyone, show us your go to Drill Press. Don't care if you pulled it out of the trash, you went to HF. Doesn't even matter if it is old or new. This is just for fun and to see what
you guys have. It could help someone new who is in the market for a Drill Press and don't know what he wants.

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I have the 10" Wen bench top, bought mine at Menard's.
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Hey Everyone, show us your go to Drill Press. Don't care if you pulled it out of the trash, you went to HF. Doesn't even matter if it is old or new. This is just for fun and to see what
you guys have. It could help someone new who is in the market for a Drill Press and don't know what he wants.
This was assembled from items found on Craig's list for about $3,300.
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I think I paid somewhere around 50 bucks for this one and built the table for it. Pokes holes fairly well.
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I think I paid somewhere around 50 bucks for this one and built the table for it. Pokes holes fairly well.
Nice Drill Press!!!!!!

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1978 Duracraft inherited from my father-in-law, I think my husband's jealous.

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I have a drill press but I buy the holes off eBay and glue them on. Saves time and electricity.
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I have a drill press but I buy the holes off eBay and glue them on. Saves time and electricity.
Gotta a link for those?

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I don't have one, but I visited my future drill press at Rockler today. I had my heart set on the Powermatic or a benchtop Jet (or both!) but that Nova looks sweet.
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I don't have one, but I visited my future drill press at Rockler today. I had my heart set on the Powermatic or a benchtop Jet (or both!) but that Nova looks sweet.
Nova would be my pick. But I decided to hold off a bit and build a better table for the one I have.

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Sorry, woodnthings, that is the missing link. It can only be seen in dim light in fleeting glances.
Sort of like bigfoot.

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Nova would be my pick. But I decided to hold off a bit and build a better table for the one I have.

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I think I'm stuck with a benchtop for the foreseeable future, so the new Jet is tops in that department (plus my Dad works for a Jet dealer so I get a discount).

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