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|Chuck Distance to Base:||43-13/32-in|
|Chuck Distance to Table:||24-1/2-in|
|Net Weight:||246 lbs.|
|Shipping Weight:||250 lbs.|
|Spindle Speed Range:||250 - 3,000 RPM|
|Spindle Taper:||MT2 / JT-33|
|Table Size:||20-in x 14-in (L x W)|
|Voltage:||115/230V; Pre-wired 115V|
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machine works very well. definitely need two people to assemble head on shaft. Instruction manual neglects to inform you of need to insert worm gear before table placement
It is a very good all around drill press. The variable speed works great and for me is a must have. I like the laser guides and they are easy to adjust. The drill press has some well designed quick adjusters to control the depth of quill travel. The LED lights provide very good illumination. The most disappointing thing for me is that the quill travel isn't smooth, doesn't seem to travel through the range smoothly nor retract to the beginning position as sharply as it should. It is overpriced, even when on sale, but at the same time I'm not disappointed except for the way it flows through the six inch range of travel - just doesn't travel through the six inch range with ease and snap back as it should. There is an adjustment, I haven't tried it, suspect it would help some, but doubt that it would truly correct the issue.
I use this machine in my woodworking shop. I had an old Delta 18 in variable speed unit(massive!!!) that somebody loaned me while they had no place to use or store it. This is very close to that unit in power and the depth-stop is even better. It looks great too.
The only place it falls down in in the fence. It is ok, but adjustments are very analog and the hold-down in the slots limit adjustments. But it is included.
The unit is well made and runs great. Best to convert it to 230 volts. Only problem that I had was that the instruction manual was rather brief. It could have included more example and pictures. However a mechanically inclined person could figure it out. With the lasers, I can drill numerous holes in little or not time. I would buy this unit again.
I bought this DP primarily for woodworking, with the occasional metal working project. In wood, it has power to spare, and in metal the RPM range is great. Changing speeds is as simple as spinning a wheel, very easy and reliable.
The only real problem with this DP is that the table doesn't have slots to bolt down a drill press vise. I don't do enough metal work for this to matter, but if I end up needing it, I'll buy a second table.
Finally, a note of caution: Learn how to properly setup a drill press before wading in. The manual is a little too brief on how important it is to clean the arbor and mating surfaces, and there are no details on removing the chuck if you mess up. This is where a larger taper (3MT) would have been nice. It's too bad *all* woodworking drill presses use a 2MT or smaller taper.
Why does this matter? Well, it's easy to install the arbor into the chuck (JT3) a bit crooked. I had runouts of 0.01" at first, which was coming entirely from the chuck-arbor interface. With a 2MT-JT3 arbor, there's no bearing surface for the chuck removal wedges. To remove the chuck, you have to drill a cross hole through the arbor, insert a pin, and wedge against that. I didn't learn about that trick until *after* I had already mangled the chuck trying to disassemble it, so I had to replace both arbor and chuck.
With a new arbor and chuck in hand, I did what I should have from the beginning - Deburred and cleaned both ends of all tapers with acetone, inserted the arbor into the chuck with a twisting motion and one tap on the benchtop. Then into the DP's taper, and a press onto wood. With this process, I had runout at 0.005". Then, with a 1/2" drill rod chucked, I tapped the "high spots" down until I had a 0.002" runout 6" from the chuck.
Long story short: The drill press is fantastic. Anything you read about large runouts is probably operator error. Learn how to install tapers first.
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Q:Can the table be moved out of the way for drilling tall work?
A:The work table can be rotated to a full 90 degree position.
Q:What is the difference between the 2800 (I assume older model) and the 2800B?
A:Here are the differences between the 2800 and 2800B:
Q:The web page for the 2800B drill press says only the ONYX version is 90 month warranty. But is the 2800B available in the ONYX edition? Thanks.
A:Unfortunately, the ONYX edition items were only available for a limited time only. They are no longer offered. The warranty on this item is 5 years.
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