I'm hoping someone can help clear up some confusion I'm having
with ordering this machine. There seems to be two different
item numbers for this machine - 354169 and 354169G. The "G"
apparently stands for "Gold" version and includes a mortising
The problem is that every online site I can find that has an
order link for the "G" version seems to put you at an Amazon.com
page for the item number without the "G" and there is no mention
in the Amazon description of a mortising attachment. I'm
reluctant to just order from the Amazon page without knowing if
the mortising attachement is included or not.
So... has anyone ordered the Jet 17MF "G" version lately and if
so where? Price you paid would also be appreciated.
Thanks for any help,
For what its worth, my dealer just gave me a new 2004 Jet woodworking
catalogue. Its got 157 pages and includes such minutia as every dust
collection fitting and clamp that jet sells (try to find that on any website
Anyway, under drill presses, there are Eleven (11) models listed (some not
shown on Jet's website). There is no 354169G listed.
Thanks for that Bob, what number is listed for the 17MF...
354169? I get the feeling that the "G" was more of a "package"
notation - i.e. the 17MF with the mortising attachment as an extra.
I can't prove that at this point - hence I'm still looking for
anyone that might have bought the 345169G version lately.
Someone responded the the mortising attachment is "crap" and
don't bother. To that I'd have to say that I know of it's
limitations and in a perfect world with lots of $ in my pocket
I'd agree. But my mortising needs (and shop space) are
currently too modest for a seperate mortising rig - so the
attachment would be better than nothing and a reasonable
compromise for my particular situation. As "Dirty Harry" once
said.... "A woodworker's got to know his limitations" :^)
The 17MF press is part number 354169. That's the press I own, by the way.
Its a good no-frills drill press. One of the reviews I read commented about
its ease of changing speeds. I think its pretty reasonable for a belt-drive
machine. By the way, I didn't know how much I 'needed' a drill press until
I got one.I've used it frequently every day since I bought it... and I don't
even have any fancy attachments for it.
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