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Posted on looking for a drill press ,question about jet

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#1 posted 01-31-2018 04:15 AM

I have this drill press in my shop, since late 90’s. Works fine never had any issues. As for having a floor model verses bench, I have the original 8 inch Delta I first bought in early 90’s. Having both allows me to have the smaller one set up for pilot holes with a 1/8 th bit and to do the occasional metal work with.

New JETS I looked up start around $800, some were at $1400. If you have no specific need, or have no intention of using it much a benchtop might be a good idea. Hard to say as I have no idea what projects you do. Once I am done with my twin table saw build I intend to get another benchtop, 12” WEN as an upgrade. Sells for $250 ish at the borg. Unless I run across a CL one cheaper.

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