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.
Ease of Use
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