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  • #635681
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I have cheap bench top drill press.

    So do I, I bought it 25 years ago and it is still working and drills straight. For me as long as it keeps doing its job it’ll be around.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #635709
    hojo04
    Pro
    Burton, Michigan

    That’s great that it still works after 25 yrs. They don’t make stuff like they use to anymore. Especially lasting that many years.

    #635756
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    I have cheap bench top drill press.

    So do I, I bought it 25 years ago and it is still working and drills straight. For me as long as it keeps doing its job it’ll be around.

    I have only owned mine for 7 years. It doesn’t get alot of use. But it is there when I need it. Mine will be around for awhile tool. If I find a older drill press for the right price. Then I will replace it.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #638408
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I have cheap bench top drill press.

    So do I, I bought it 25 years ago and it is still working and drills straight. For me as long as it keeps doing its job it’ll be around.

    I have only owned mine for 7 years. It doesn’t get alot of use. But it is there when I need it. Mine will be around for awhile tool. If I find a older drill press for the right price. Then I will replace it.

    i caved and bought a big box store one from porter cable and i find it use it alot in quite a few of my projects. Couldn’t live without one. Mind you one that can go slow enough to do metal is key.

    #638475
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    I have cheap bench top drill press.

    So do I, I bought it 25 years ago and it is still working and drills straight. For me as long as it keeps doing its job it’ll be around.

    I have only owned mine for 7 years. It doesn’t get alot of use. But it is there when I need it. Mine will be around for awhile tool. If I find a older drill press for the right price. Then I will replace it.

    i caved and bought a big box store one from porter cable and i find it use it alot in quite a few of my projects. Couldn’t live without one. Mind you one that can go slow enough to do metal is key.

    A drill press is on my “essential tools” list. Don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have one.

    BE the change you want to see.
    Even if you can’t Be The Pro… Be The Poster you’d want to read.

    #638479
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    I have cheap bench top drill press.

    So do I, I bought it 25 years ago and it is still working and drills straight. For me as long as it keeps doing its job it’ll be around.

    I have only owned mine for 7 years. It doesn’t get alot of use. But it is there when I need it. Mine will be around for awhile tool. If I find a older drill press for the right price. Then I will replace it.

    i caved and bought a big box store one from porter cable and i find it use it alot in quite a few of my projects. Couldn’t live without one. Mind you one that can go slow enough to do metal is key.

    A drill press is on my “essential tools” list. Don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have one.

    I am happy to have my drill press even if it is cheap one. It does what I want to do. Maybe one day I might find a vintage one. Honestly I really not looking too hard.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #638500
    mongo
    Pro

    Bought a Delta 14″ floor model about 30 years ago. Still great although a continuously variable speed would be nice.

    #638518
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    That’s great that it still works after 25 yrs. They don’t make stuff like they use to anymore. Especially lasting that many years.

    Yeah I have gotten good use out of it.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #638566
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    I have cheap bench top drill press.

    So do I, I bought it 25 years ago and it is still working and drills straight. For me as long as it keeps doing its job it’ll be around.

    I have only owned mine for 7 years. It doesn’t get alot of use. But it is there when I need it. Mine will be around for awhile tool. If I find a older drill press for the right price. Then I will replace it.

    i caved and bought a big box store one from porter cable and i find it use it alot in quite a few of my projects. Couldn’t live without one. Mind you one that can go slow enough to do metal is key.

    A drill press is on my “essential tools” list. Don’t know what I would do if I didn’t have one.

    yah and right now since it is mashed up in my garage/shop i can’t access it. I need to really get to sorting it out and setting shop up, just a little hard juggling that and the kid

    #638571
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Bought a Delta 14″ floor model about 30 years ago. Still great although a continuously variable speed would be nice.

    I used to think that myself, but how often do you change your speed? I’ve rarely ever bothered to change my belts over for a different speed since I bought mine 15 years ago, but I pretty well am only drilling into wood with it.

    #638625
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    I know I hardly change the speed of my drill press too. I only use mind to drill wood also.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #638683
    theamcguy
    Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    I’m just the opposite I bounce back and forth between metal and wood. Mostly metal though.

    Automotive Pro
    Fayetteville, NC

    #638744
    Doobie
    Moderator

    I know I hardly change the speed of my drill press too. I only use mind to drill wood also.

    Like a Vulcan ‘mind’ meld I assume?

    😂

    #638922
    r-ice
    Pro
    Durham region, ON

    Bought a Delta 14″ floor model about 30 years ago. Still great although a continuously variable speed would be nice.

    I used to think that myself, but how often do you change your speed? I’ve rarely ever bothered to change my belts over for a different speed since I bought mine 15 years ago, but I pretty well am only drilling into wood with it.

    i could definitely use the continuously variable speed would be great. I change between wood and metal quite often. I could be making knives and then switching to the wood handles.

    #638951
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    Bought a Delta 14″ floor model about 30 years ago. Still great although a continuously variable speed would be nice.

    I used to think that myself, but how often do you change your speed? I’ve rarely ever bothered to change my belts over for a different speed since I bought mine 15 years ago, but I pretty well am only drilling into wood with it.

    i could definitely use the continuously variable speed would be great. I change between wood and metal quite often. I could be making knives and then switching to the wood handles.

    I have seen where some guys have bought a 3 Ph drill press and put a VFD on so they have variable speeds. Maybe something to think about.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

    #638971
    smallerstick
    Pro
    North Bay, ON

    Bought a Delta 14″ floor model about 30 years ago. Still great although a continuously variable speed would be nice.

    I used to think that myself, but how often do you change your speed? I’ve rarely ever bothered to change my belts over for a different speed since I bought mine 15 years ago, but I pretty well am only drilling into wood with it.

    i could definitely use the continuously variable speed would be great. I change between wood and metal quite often. I could be making knives and then switching to the wood handles.

    I have seen where some guys have bought a 3 Ph drill press and put a VFD on so they have variable speeds. Maybe something to think about.

    VFDs are not that costly either. Variable speed on a drill press would be a worthwhile feature IMO.

    BE the change you want to see.
    Even if you can’t Be The Pro… Be The Poster you’d want to read.

    #638972
    Doobie
    Moderator

    Bought a Delta 14″ floor model about 30 years ago. Still great although a continuously variable speed would be nice.

    I used to think that myself, but how often do you change your speed? I’ve rarely ever bothered to change my belts over for a different speed since I bought mine 15 years ago, but I pretty well am only drilling into wood with it.

    i could definitely use the continuously variable speed would be great. I change between wood and metal quite often. I could be making knives and then switching to the wood handles.

    I have seen where some guys have bought a 3 Ph drill press and put a VFD on so they have variable speeds. Maybe something to think about.

    Not for me. I’m still quite happy with my Ridgid and how I customized it.

    This week I should be receiving an auto-on/off outlet box for it I just ordered late last week for the dedicated old shop vac I have set up with it to take debris away at source with an ridgid articulated hose attached to it I got from LV. Works like a charm and now it’ll be even better. I’m always looking to tweak improvements in my setups. It’s a big part of what makes having a shop fun for me.

    The old shop vac I have for it I got at auction with the opening $2 starting bid for it. The casters were shot and the hose it had was duct taped together and the motor makes a horrible noise when powering down. But it has worked just fine for what I purposed it for sitting at the bottom base of my drill press.

    #739770

    I use WEN 4214 which is extremely versatile and that was the reason I bought it. What I also found convenient about it is it’s light and a lasor you can adjust however you want to and can work really quick and precise with their help, especially when you have a bunch of drills. At first, I noticed the vibration at the lower speeds, but it appeared to be normal. I checked everything and it was tight. So, I’ve been working with this machine quite a long time and it does a good job.

    #739784
    Sorpa
    Pro
    Pierrefonds, Qc

    I use WEN 4214 which is extremely versatile and that was the reason I bought it. What I also found convenient about it is it’s light and a lasor you can adjust however you want to and can work really quick and precise with their help, especially when you have a bunch of drills. At first, I noticed the vibration at the lower speeds, but it appeared to be normal. I checked everything and it was tight. So, I’ve been working with this machine quite a long time and it does a good job.

    No vibrations on my old king 17″ floor drill press.
    And it’s an old model.

    #739956
    GTokley
    Pro
    Belleville, ON

    WEN 4214

    I thought WEN Tools were new to the market. But after checking out your drill model. I have learnt that WEN started in 1951 selling tools. I have just started hearing about them a few years ago. I bought a WEN 6 inch bench grinder last year.

    Greg
    Do More of What Makes You Happy

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