I'm in the market for an inexpensive floor model drill press and have
narrowed my selection down to the Grizzly G7944 (ready some good things
about it here in the Wreck) and the Ridgid DP1550 (good review in FWW). I
was wondering if anyone has any comments on the Hitachi B16RM sold at Lowes?
Thanks for any input.
I'm not sure I would, I'm just looking for information. Right now I
haven't any plans or resources to purchase a water jet, but a couple
of attributes make it sound appealing.
It's dust free, doesn't require sharpening and makes very
narrow-kerfed cuts. Of course there are numerous disadvantages as
well - like initial cost, quality of cut (maybe), cost of abrasive
additives, filtration of water, etc....
Are they noisy? Can you straight line rip on them? Are they better
The shop I am working in now has a water jet. Any place I had been before,
we sent that work out so I only know this one machine. Yes, it is LOUD. The
operator wears earplugs. I am often on the lathe about ten feet away. I
don't need earplugs but I can't hear my machine. Annoying.
they are VERY loud. yes you can rip on them. you cannot attach a sawstop(tm)
to them as they have no physical connection to a blade so there would be
nothing to sense.
and the starting price on them is around $250k.
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