I am looking for a small (8" or so) tabletop drill press that is fairly
accurate. I found and 8" one at HF, and when I put it together and started
using it, I found the wobble at the end of the drill bit was unacceptable.
a 1/4" bit, I was seeing about 1/8" of wobble. Other bits had the same
Not good. I brought it back, and even the manager thought it was bad.
has one a bit bigger (10") and I bought it, assembled it, and it has the
problem. From the way the Sears press assembled, it looks like it was made
the same Chinese factory as the HF press.
I had a Delta 12" press I got about 30 years ago, and the bits ran true-no
wobble at all. Unfortunately, I didn't have room for it where we were
and sold it.
My question is this: Is there anywhere I can get a small drill press that
reasonably well built and accurate? It seems like quality has gone out the
window today. I am not looking for a cheap press, I want one that is fairly
good. I just don't know where to find one. Any suggestions?
**Last year, I went through the same thing. So fed up using my pos Chinese
press, I was desperate for something decent. Ultimately I got a 1954
Walker-Turner in perfect condition. You can mill with this puppy. Not
exactly portable though