Delta did it right for this drill press

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Review by GaryK posted 01-23-2008 06:15 AM 9137 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This heavy-duty 16-1/2-inch drill press from Delta will do the job.

The 3/4-horsepower motor that can be wired for either 115 or 230 volts.

It gives you an deep plunge length of 4-7/8 inches.

Chuck holds up to a 5/8-inch-diameter bit.

Solid cast-iron construction and a 3-1/8-inch column

The table rotates, 45 degrees each way for drilling angles.
On of my favorite features is the depth stop. Instead of screwing it up and down the shaft it has
a quick release button to dis-engage it from the threads to quickly move it.

Belt charts under the top, Delta uses a wide, clearly legible chart to explain how to configure
the belts for each of 16 speeds (215 to 2,720 rpm).

All in all it’s a great drill press. I got mine used but like new.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#1 posted 01-23-2008 06:22 AM

Thanks, I always keep my eyes open for a good used drill press.. I’ll add this to the list of possibilities.

-- Rob (A) Waxahachie,TX

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#2 posted 01-23-2008 06:48 AM

Thanks Gary,

Once you purchase a good drill press it should last you a lifetime.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 01-23-2008 06:56 AM

Your shop is so clean!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#4 posted 01-23-2008 09:32 AM

Thats a nice piece of equipment Gary. The quick release would be great for me to have. The cranking up & down can be tedious.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#5 posted 01-23-2008 02:26 PM

Good review Gary,

I second the recommendation on this Delta product.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 11-28-2010 11:08 AM

I have the same DP and I have had nothing but problems with it, mine must have been the first one made on a Monday or the last one on a Friday afternoon before a long weekend. I’m glad to see your happy with it

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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