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Why Buy BIG? (When Benchtop Will Do)

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Why buy? A benchtop drill press with a 10-12" swing capacity (the widest piece in which it can center a hole) handles 90 percent of boring tasks required for making furniture and cabinets. After all, how often do you drill more than 5" from the edge of a project part? And with 3"-plus of quill stroke, most benchtop models bore plenty deep for mortises.
Cost savings: about $200
Go big instead if you routinely bore holes larger than 2" into hardwoods, drill into steel, or sand aggressively with chuck-mounted drums.

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Great Gray wrote:

While I might not need to drill a far from an edge very often, when I do it's usually would be nice to do it with a drill press. The other problem is when as drill press is that when one can get to the middle of a large board the makers assume it going to be big hole and put a chuck on it that can't hold small bits.

5/12/2015 06:59:19 PM Report Abuse

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