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Review by HankLP posted 08-24-2018 06:38 AM 2247 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Spent a lot of time scratching my head about drill press tables. Looked online and considered building a new one. My previous build was small and notched out for the raising/lowering crank handle. The Peach Tree table was delivered last week and I’m very pleased with it. It is very sturdy, built with 1 3/8” thick laminated MDF and heavy duty T-Track using 3/8” bolts. The 2” x 3” aluminum fence is dead flat and square with the table, though the 3” leg takes up a lot of depth on my 12” drill press. The attachment to the round table of the drill press was very easy, using two bolts in the heavy duty t-track on the bottom of the accessory table. As seen in the pictures, this t-track was also very convenient to mount the wooden bracket which extends the crank handle. I was concerned about drilling into the bottom of the table and was glad to find the t-track provides a sturdy support. Two inserts were provided leaving one for a spare, however, they can be easily duplicated with 1/4” MDF. Two aluminum hold downs with knobs and 3/8” bolts were also provided. Check out the table at the link below:

https://www.ptreeusa.com/drillPress_tables.html




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#1 posted 08-24-2018 12:05 PM

Thanks for the review, Hank. I’ve been dithering about whether to build or buy one, but at the price they’re listed (no wonder they’re sold out), it seems hard to pass up.

-- "Ladies, if your husband says he'll get to it, he'll get to it. No need to remind him about it every 6 months."

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#2 posted 08-25-2018 04:09 AM

The thickness of the table was corrected from 1 3/16” to 1 3/8”. This table is definitely “beefier” than the sold out ones at Grizzly and Harbor Freight.

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#3 posted 08-28-2018 04:42 AM

Now to attach a laminated fence with a top T-track to add a fence stop. I does look nicer than some that I’ve seen. I think you’ll enjoy this table.

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#4 posted 08-28-2018 11:55 AM

I was concerned about drilling into the bottom of the table and was glad to find the t-track provides a sturdy support.

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#5 posted 08-30-2018 09:35 AM

thanks for the quick review hank

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