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juan p. montoya
03-31-2001, 01:46 PM
i,m going to buy a new bench drill and i work with hardword what hose power i have to look 4? and around how much? can u tell me about your experience using a bench drill on hardwood? what about a 1/3 or 1/4 hose power?thank u
03-31-2001, 07:03 PM
Right now I think the Delta bench drill press is a pretty good deal at Lowes. Check there or Home Depot.
I agree with Marc. I've had good service from my small Delta 8", 1/4HP drilling hardwood. Have had no trouble using 1-1/8 Forstner bits for example. It's an induction motor. Toolcrib has the Delta 8" (Mod. 11-900) for $99.99, plus delivery charges. Wiley Horne
Hi Juan-There are Many more features and much bigger capacity DPs available than ever before.
The Delta 8" is a very popular press but is the smallest made and HFT has 4 models that size from $32-$59 with at least those capacities.The new Harbor Freight Tools DPs from China are well worth a look before you Buy anything.I own 3 and they are nice.
There are 2 models that would give you alot for your dollar.Both are Bench Models-#44836-ocga is a 12 speed-(250-3100)10" swing,1/2hp-2-3/8" stroke.$99.99
The #44835-ocga is twice the size for $129.99,with a 1hp motor ,16speed(220-3600) 3-1/4"stroke -15"swing,a 12"x12"table----
Both have built in lights-rack and pinion tables and the big one is 143lbs!
PS they are both Black and Silver --No Green
E-mail if I can help ---antonio-