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Drill Presses

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Sep 13, 2006
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I decided it was time to upgrade my drill press to a larger model. WHat I have still works, but it's 23yo and too small for some of the larger auto/motorcycle stuff i do.

So I went shopping for a drill press and was sadly disappointed. I won't bash any brands here, but a trip to the local home improvement center and Sears netted some serious quality issues...

Almost every drill press I checked has serious (+ .008) runout at the chuck. On one model, I was able to remove the chuck and check the Morse taper and was straight, so the chuck was the problem.

Anybody have a drill press they are extremely satisfied with that is still being manufactured and I could maybe buy locally? Maybe a recommendation on a chuck to make a drill press a better unit?

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