Drill Press Options
When checking out drill presses look for a model that has options for speed variables. This is important because it gives the operator the choice of whether to drill soft woods or harder type woods or metals. Also look for a drill press that can be mounted on a working table or comes with a floor stand.
These are most typically engineered with larger motors for a smoother drilling experience, as well as allows the user the option of drilling large pieces of wood. When checking this drills capacity for drilling larger pieces of wood, make sure to double check for a large distance between the vertical column and the center of the table, this enable you to work with largest pieces of stock.
Drill Press Floor Model
The Jet 354402 (J-2550) 20″ Floor Model Drill Press 1HP, 115V, 1PH. has a cast iron head with a large quill that allows greater accuracy. The head casting features a permanently lubricated ball bearing spindle assembly, thus utilizing four heavy duty ball bearings in an enclosed quill for a longer life. The massive T-slotted production work table tilts 45 degree and has a large ground steel column diameter for maximum head and a table support that produces a 3-3/8 stroke for deep hole applications as well as a 5/8″ drill chuck and arbor. It also features an accurate depth stop for precise hole depths. The Jet J-2550 20″ Floor Model Drill Press has a total height of 13 inches and is 26 inches wide with a length of 56.5 inches. This drill is a beast and can handle large stock no problem, and weighs in at 304 pounds.