Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Drill press power

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Southern Louisiana
    Posts
    947

    Drill press power

    anyone have any ideas or opinions on a HP size for a drill press, what is considered adequate. i'm not going expensive with a drill press because i will mostly be using it to drill holes for euro hinges. some of the cheaper ones i have seen are about 1/2 to 3/4 hp. will this be enough to do what i want? i won't be drilling metal or anything else besides wood.

    thanks
    chris

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Posts
    363
    Chris, 3/4 hp should be more than adequate for any wood projects.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    ozarks
    Posts
    4,992
    chris, i`ve found the 17" tai/chi units do what i need in the shop....they`re disposable but you should get several years use out of a tried-n-true model....i`d avoid the "new and improved" ones unless you want to gamble? 3/4 hp is what most of `em run.......tod
    [SIZE="1"] associated with several importers and manufacturers.[/SIZE]

  4. #4
    Chris

    I just bought a 17" from Steel City Tool Works There is a $75 rebate until the end of the year

    Arrived last night, got it out of the box but haven't built a rolling stand for it yet.

    Fit and finish look good, it has a 3/4 hp motor.

    Pics to follow!

    Jay

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Southern Louisiana
    Posts
    947
    thanks guys...that is what i thought. just wanted to make sure

    jay please do post about the steel city drill press. i am very interested to know how well made their tools are.


    thanks
    chris

Similar Threads

  1. My new (old) drill press
    By Tom Baugues in forum Old Iron
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 03-09-2014, 03:01 PM
  2. Which drill press?
    By Paul Gallian in forum New Tools
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 11-23-2012, 04:50 PM
  3. Drill Press
    By Jeb Taylor in forum New Tools
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 02-26-2011, 01:43 AM
  4. What about this drill Press?
    By Steve Southwood in forum New Tools
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 12-24-2009, 01:05 PM
  5. first drill press
    By Paul Hubbman in forum Old Iron
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 03-31-2009, 05:39 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •