Craftsman 17" Drill Press

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Craftsman
Model:
22901
Price:
$600

Description

Craftsman Professional 17" stationary drill press has a wide range of industrial-style features including an adjustable single-arm quill handle. This style of handle enables users to easily preset repetitive drilling operations and improves user control of the drilling operation.

• 3/4 HP, 120/240V continuous duty motor
• Column-mounted laser attachment is designed to deliver pinpoint accuracy for all drilling operations
• 16 spindle speeds from 215 to 3,000 RPM
• Maximum Drill Depth: 4 7/8"
• 5/8" Keyless chuck
• Large cast iron table (14" x 14") is slotted for clamping your workpiece and includes an expandable work support of larger oversized work piece
• Quick change external depth stop easily sets depth fore precision drilling
• Adjustable work light
• Weight: 193 lbs.
• 1-year general warranty

WOOD magazine review

Keyless chuck, big quill stroke

Review Summary

High Points: ↑ Test-best quill stroke of 4-7/8". ↑ Mounted on the column is a tool tray with cutouts for 12 bits, and a chart inside the hood lists spindle speeds for a variety of bits and materials. Low Points: ↓ Struggled more than the others to drill large holes—exhibiting belt slippage. ↓ Its single multiposition handle proved difficult to use, especially for bores that need a long stroke.
↓ The battery-powered cross-hair lasers easily bump out of alignment and intersect at a steep angle, making pinpoint accuracy difficult. More Points: → We found it convenient most times to change bits with the keyless chuck, but high-torque boring resulted in stuck bits, requiring adjustable pliers to loosen the chuck. → Clamping workpieces to the table proved easy with its thin, flat rim. But to tilt the table you need an open-end wrench that’s not provided.

Detailed Ratings

2.8
out of 5

Performance

3

Features

3

Ease of Use

3

Value

2

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