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tmac1956
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@david pierce wrote:

Tmac,
If there is a Harbor Freight close to your area check them out. They carry a fairly extensive line of decent presses in a variety of sizes. A drill press needs to have enough power and the ability to run at the proper speeds to do the jobs you want it to do. A good chuck is a major issue and you need to make sure the chuck that comes with the drill press is a good quality chuck. Make sure the spindle has a STANDARD Jacobs taper so you can upgrade the chuck if necessary. Do not be impressed with whistles and bells. A drill press should be simple and functional.
david

david:
This sounds like a very needed part. Does this one have the Jacobs taper?

Drill chuck and arbor: 0.62″.-Motor phase: 1 PH.-Motor voltage: 115.-Number of spindle speeds: 16 RPM.-Spindle taper: 2 meter.

Thanks!
tmac

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