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Craftsman 10" Bench Drill Press w/ Guiding Laser

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Sears.com has Craftsman 10" Bench Drill Press w/ Guiding Laser on sale for $114.94. Free store pickup where available. Thanks r_wright1
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Features:
  • Drill press set comes with fence, task light and hardware pack
  • Powered by a 1/2 HP motor that reaches speeds between 680-3,150 RPM for smooth drilling
  • 1/2" chuck works perfectly with wood, metal and sanding drums
  • Depth gauge ensures fast machining without the guesswork
  • Laser provides accurate X and Y axis projection for better and more accurate positioning
  • Adjustable drill table lets you adjust up to 45° for drilling perfect corner holes and bevel sanding
  • Rack and pinion control the height for quick, precise adjustments
  • Strong stop block and scaled steel fence guide align and brace pieces for repetitive drilling
  • Sight window lets you more easily monitor speed
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Whether you're a pro or just want to work like one, you'll get a day's worth of drilling done in no time with this 10" bench drill press. Perfect for drilling into the toughest wood and metal, this drill press is powered by a 1/2 HP motor that goes up to 3,150 RPM for incredible performance. A depth gauge and a guiding laser help take the guesswork out of drilling, letting you finish the job faster than ever.
Drill press set comes with fence, task light and hardware pack
Powered by a 1/2 HP motor that reaches speeds between 680-3,150 RPM for smooth drilling
1/2" chuck works perfectly with wood, metal and sanding drums
Depth gauge ensures fast machining without the guesswork
Laser provides accurate X and Y axis projection for better and more accurate positioning
Adjustable drill table lets you adjust up to 45° for drilling perfect corner holes and bevel sanding
Rack and pinion control the height for quick, precise adjustments
Strong stop block and scaled steel fence guide align and brace pieces for repetitive drilling
Sight window lets you more easily monitor speed
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I have this model. I find it sufficient for up to about 3/4 inch forstner bit and you'll have to go slower. It's usable past that but expect to stall it out. The belt was fine, never had an issue there. My spindle has a bit of run-out in it. So I don't use it for anything requiring extreme precision but for most woodworking it's sufficient. Depending on your needs, you may want to find one with more power. But given what I paid for it and the points I got back after its been adequate.
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I've had the 12" version of this for 8 years now. It's a great little tool with plenty of power. I've churned out long repetitive jobs with it, no issues. The belt on it is factory and fine and dandy
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I have a HF Drill press. And it is shitty as it gets.

Any owners of this -
How good are the belts? Do I still need to swap them out with Accu-Link/V link belts?
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I have a HF Drill press. And it is shitty as it gets.

Any owners of this -
How good are the belts? Do I still need to swap them out with Accu-Link/V link belts?
I don't have one (but ordered one). There are several YouTiube videos on this drill press that are very positive
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I have a HF Drill press. And it is shitty as it gets.

Any owners of this -
How good are the belts? Do I still need to swap them out with Accu-Link/V link belts?
I have a Porter Cable one that I can highly recommend. Was a bit more (can't remember how much exactly), but less than $180 for sure.
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I don't have one (but ordered one). There are several YouTiube videos on this drill press that are very positive
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I have a Porter Cable one that I can highly recommend. Was a bit more (can't remember how much exactly), but less than $180 for sure.
Thanks dudes.

Decisions decisions. Got burnt with HF.

This looks great but the reviews about the power are a bit concerning.
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Thanks dudes.

Decisions decisions. Got burnt with HF.

This looks great but the reviews about the power are a bit concerning.
I have only used mine for light wood working, though. Don't know how well it works for metal or how well it handles high torque requirements.
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Was going to buy the harbor freight press. In for one.
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I've had the 12" version of this for 8 years now. It's a great little tool with plenty of power. I've churned out long repetitive jobs with it, no issues. The belt on it is factory and fine and dandy
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I have this model. I find it sufficient for up to about 3/4 inch forstner bit and you'll have to go slower. It's usable past that but expect to stall it out. The belt was fine, never had an issue there. My spindle has a bit of run-out in it. So I don't use it for anything requiring extreme precision but for most woodworking it's sufficient. Depending on your needs, you may want to find one with more power. But given what I paid for it and the points I got back after its been adequate.
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This is a bit off topic but it's been aggravating me for ages so I wanted to take the opportunity.
I've got a Harbor Freight press as well bought it "open box " but was in good knick so didn't find out it was missing the chuck until I couldn't return it.

It's a decent press that was gotten at a good price so set it aside until a day that I could do some research about tracking down a replacement chuck, potentially even finding a better chuck than whatever OEM was as the chuck on such budget tools is easily the weakest point.

Have yet to find anything definitive about a replacement, even to find out what the OEM chuck was after contacting the manufacturer who didn't have the model's part list mentioning what the chuck was supposed to be.

Almost all threads, found via "Google fu" in many different relevant forums, I've gone through in hopes of finding any information, have all been about finding a replacement key for the chuck, an easily lost part for certain, and no one being cheap enough to attempt to buy a replacement chuck; presumably, because even a mid tier brand of chuck costs close enough to the price of simply buying a whole new press, with chuck and all.

Tried contacting a few specialist companies that deal in such things but without knowing the type of OEM, could not get a recommendation.

As far as doing some reverse engineering to determine the type of chuck that would be compatible, I see no way to take the required, precise measurements and angles without some speciality, extremely precise and accurate (= mucho dinero) machinist measuring implements well beyond what I currently own in an not inexpensive but still entry level Mitutoyo calipers and a magnetic angle finder that's really only suitable for grinders and making basic adjustments of cut with table saws etc.

Fellow budget/deal tool enthusiasts, any suggestions?

Though too slow an RPM to do something like an assembly line of drilling into hardened steel. However, for my basic, occasional need for a drill press The motor is skookum enough for just about anything I'd really need a drill press, requiring just patience and watching the bit more closely, keeping it cooled and not hitting temps to undue the cutting edges tempering/hardening, losing all cutting ability to brittleness.

P. S. I have a fair bit of confidence as a smith that I have used for everything from cerakoting to fixing my goofs uses a nearly identical spec press full time in his shop and to complete work well beyond my skill set regardless of whether I had a building full of drill presses to tackle. Smilie
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Good deal!
Btw has there been any 'floor' drill press deals (could be in-store) that was close to this price? Because I don't want to buy a tool stand separately.
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Can i drill bowling balls with this?
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n41 thx op Repped!
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Why so many Sears deals I bet they are either going to close a bunch more stores or finally call it quits and declare bankruptcy.
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