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Posted on Drill Press Quill Travel - How much do you *really* need??

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#1 posted 02-20-2020 05:34 PM

My 2 cents:
Considering that standard drill bits only provide ~3” of chip clearance depth; quill travel beyond 3-1/8” is strictly for user convenience to reduce table height adjustments.

Be sure to check quill tolerances when considering 6” depth machines. Have to be spend extra on a premium tool to get short throw tolerance with longer throw. Drilling wood you may not care about larger tolerance, but metal workers will see/feel the difference at max extension. BTDTGTTS


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