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Posted on Delta Drill press model 17-950-L

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#1 posted 09-02-2012 06:09 PM

A link to the advertisment and/or a picture of the machine would help us with appraisals.

Ive never owned/used that machine, but I am somewhat familiar with it.
-It has a large table which can be raised/lowered with a R/P crank. Nice.
-1/2 hp motor. OK.
-3 7/8 quill travel. Sorta whimpy for a machine this size. 4” travel would be the least I’d want, but 3 7/8 should be adequate 95% of the time.
- Laser aim doohickey. These are worthless marketing gimmicks in my opinon. But its doesn’t hinder the machine in any way.

Assuming its in really good shape $350 is probably on the high side of reasonable. They retailed for $450ish. If its truly 1.5 years old, $100 off retail might be ok- if you really like the model. I’d offer $275 and if the seller turns you down, I’d head to Lowes, with a 10% off coupon, and buy the Porter Cable Drill Press they sell. Its slighty smaller, but has a more powerful motor and a full 4” quill travel. It has all the bells n’ whistles of the Delta but its brand new with a warranty.

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