Choosing a drill press

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  1. Telecastermusic

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    I recently upgraded from a small bench drill to this Jet. Does everything I need and cost just £100 used. Would recommend the Jet.
     
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    Nice! That's a bench model, too, right? Or is the perspective squashing the height?
     
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    Yes, it is the bench model, but with a big enough throat to do most of what I need. E.g. through body string holes!!!!
     
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    I've been inpressed with the quality and use-ability of Jet tools. Like they were designed by people who knew what they would be used for.
     
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    What model is that?
     
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    JDP 15.
     
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    Ha ha ha ha sorry ha ha you have to admit that's funny, who flung the soaking parts?
    Yeah I have several old Devilbiss spray guns in the basement, I'll buy them for a buck or two and am familiar enough with them that any could probably be put back into use with some parts.
    Similarly I have an old Porter Cable 1 3/4hp router plus numerous bases, since used parts are plentiful and it's handy to have a base that stays on the router table plus a clear open base and another that accepts collars.

    Still need a better drill press though, along with some more shop space...
    24x28 just isn't as big as it was when empty, and I have a second workshop in the unfinished 2nd floor of the house. Sick.
     
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    It's funny now that it's been remedied. I'm not sure who flung it, I just know I went into the shop and it was tipped over. Mighta coulda been myself. The last thing I used it on was a build like all other builds: an exhausting race to the finish. Buy stuff with parts support.
     
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    I bought the WEN 4212 10-Inch Variable Speed Drill Press and I got to say is the best one out of all the ones. Thank you!

    You can also buy but before buying read this reviews: Benchtop Drill Press
     
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    I ordered the HF 20" with a 20% coupon, which covers a little more than delivery. I hope it's good (enough). Should be better than the benchtop unit I've had for the past 20 years or so.

    CL hasn't had anything great in a good distance in a long while. I almost got a great old Delta 17" some time ago, but the owner changed his mind at the last minute.
     
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