I have to correct you.
The drill press on sale is a "Jobmate 8 inch". The Mastercraft series is
more on par with the Delta ShopMaster series - which isn't saying much but
it's significantly better than the Jobmate offering.
Having said that, my Father bought the Jobmate 8" about a year ago and he
loves it. He doesn't use it for anything larger than a 1/16" bit... in fact,
his most often used 'drill bit' is actually a sewing needle. He builds scale
models from only Popsicle sticks.
P.S. You might want to calibrate your new level against a quality unit and
relocate the level lines on the bubble.
: I was in Crappy Tire for a new level as the vial leaked on my ol 2 footer.
: So I picked up a cast aluminum level (on sale) and decided to stop and
: at the $39 drill press. What a dinky outfit! I suppose it's not bad for
: price, but man is that thing tiny. I was even less impressed with the
: larger, more expensive brothers. I might have to break down and fix my old
: clunker, which needs a new chuck, new switch and a serious derusting.