Model ending in 01 has factory problems

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Review by woodklutz posted 04-07-2011 10:40 PM 5899 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Unfortunately this very nice bench top drill press with twin laser guides has a few glitches.The table platform will not tighten no matter how tight you turn the crank. number two the belt adjustment does not move. So what looked promising and great value for a wood shop was returned to factory for replacement for the upgraded 02 model. I must say that Bosch who owns Skill acknowledged the problem and are sending me the return stiicker, no hassle. Getting back to the press, for normal DIY woodworking this is a real nice machine with many features such as a kill switch and the twin lasers. It is easy to set up weight is about 50 lbs. packed very well. Price is about $120 from Amazon. Just remember only 02 series. I read another blog somewhere referencing the 01 problem, I did not pay attention then.

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#1 posted 04-08-2011 12:03 AM

Skill tools in general have issues.

-- Roger, Jasper Tn.

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 05:52 AM

Drill presses are in many ways the most simplistic shop power tool you can make. Definitely look at a good used one on Craigslist. If it was well made and not abused it should still last for decades. This is more true for drill presses than many other pieces.

Skill definitely does not have a great reputation for good tools, just cheap homeowner stuff like Black & Decker or Harbor Freight class stuff.

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#3 posted 03-01-2013 09:25 PM

I recently purchase a skill table top drill press i’m not sure which model it is but the Table surface seems to lock down just fine, I’ve been using it daily now for a few weeks without any issue, it is a light duty drill press but you can’t complain about the price..

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