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Posted on looking for a drill press ,question about jet

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go4tech

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#1 posted 02-01-2018 04:22 AM

When I was looking for a Drill Press, almost purchased the Harbor Freight 16 speed version. (Recall that some like it. Some report it takes an effort to get it setup right). Looked at it a the local HF multiple times. Just could not bring myself to pull the trigger.

Ended up getting an old JET JDM14M, 16 speed off of CL. One of my better finds. Took time to recondition. Has a nice range of speeds. Down to 200 and up to 3630. Has the twin nut depth stop feature, noted above, which was desired (Really glad to have it).

Echoing the above comments, if you work covers a large range of project materials and bits, the speed range is a must have for your safety.

Depending on your location, CL can be your best store.

Good hunting!


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