Rikon 13" Benchtop Drill Press

WOOD magazine rating
Brand:
Rikon
Model:
30-120
Price:
$350

Description

• Rack and Pinion Table Height: Adjusting table height is easy with the turn of a handle
• Clutch Depth Stop: Set your drill depth easily and accurately; great for repeatable drilling
• Solid Steel and Cast Iron Construction: Rugged heavy duty construction for vibration-free operation
• 2 Year Warranty
• Swing: 13"
• Motor: 1/2 HP
• Chuck Size: 5/8"
• Drilling Capacity: 5/8"
• Spindle Travel: 3 1/8"
• Spindle Taper: MT-2
• Speeds: 16
• Speed Range: 220-3600 RPM
• Quill Diameter: 2 3/16"
• Table: 11 13/16"
• Table Tilts: 45°
• Table Rotates: 360°
• Column Diameter: 2 3/8"
• Chuck Key Holder: Yes
• Light: No

WOOD magazine review

Tall workhorse with wide speed range

Review Summary

Rikon’s 42"-tall machine provides the largest vertical capacities in the test. But it also required a step-stool to change speeds (when sitting on a typical workbench). The 30-120’s low-end 220 rpm proves a plus for large bits, and its 3,600 rpm top speed was highest among the eight benchtop machines we tested. With the largest table center hole (1-1/8"), it also has replaceable inserts.
The handles are short and awkward to use, though, and we bumped our hand regularly on the motor tensioning lever when lowering the quill.

Detailed Ratings

3.5
out of 5

Performance

4

Features

4

Ease of Use

3

Value

3

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