Find me one

  • Advertise with us

« back to Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories forum

Forum topic by DT1 posted 08-30-2016 10:57 AM 927 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View DT1's profile


10 posts in 1842 days

08-30-2016 10:57 AM

I need a new bench top drill press open to suggestions

8 replies so far

View bonesbr549's profile


1588 posts in 3876 days

#1 posted 08-30-2016 12:11 PM

Can you give a bit more background on what you want to do with it, it might help i.e. how much precision is required?

Second, would you consider an old piece. I personally prefer the old American Iron. You could look on

You can also go look at the old woodworking machinery site they have old machines.

Is it space requirements that make you want only a table top version?

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

View DT1's profile


10 posts in 1842 days

#2 posted 08-30-2016 12:54 PM

pretty much just holes for euro hinges and other small woodworking projects.I will check into the used stuff

View dbray45's profile


3388 posts in 3585 days

#3 posted 08-30-2016 01:38 PM


-- David in Palm Bay, FL

View DT1's profile


10 posts in 1842 days

#4 posted 09-29-2016 07:08 PM

I finally bit the bullit and bought the Wen 4214 12” bench top drill press.I paid $223.00 and I think it was worth it very solid machine weighs 90lbs. cast iron base,table and head variable speed is nice drills through 2 inch hard wood with no problem motor is 2/3hp.Very little run out no wobble in the shaft worked fine right out of the box all and all I am pretty impressed.

View vskgaming's profile


83 posts in 2424 days

#5 posted 09-29-2016 07:57 PM

WEN or Dremel


View Bill White's profile

Bill White

5295 posts in 4769 days

#6 posted 09-29-2016 09:12 PM

I’m not that economically challenged. That brand killed itself many years ago. Maybe they have improved.

-- [email protected]

View bandit571's profile


26186 posts in 3492 days

#7 posted 09-29-2016 09:27 PM

Been using a Central Machinery Bench top 5 speed for a few years now. Mine was $70 out the door..

They were on sale last weekend for…$59.95…...with coupon.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

View Dustin's profile


707 posts in 1549 days

#8 posted 09-30-2016 02:22 PM

I’ll second the Wen 4214. Well packaged, nice features, easy setup. Works very well for me.

-- "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."

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics