I'm thinking about buying a bench top drill press, mostly for doing tuner holes. Have used a hand drill up till now, with varying results. I'm leaning towards the 8 inch Wen, 75$ - + . Anybody have one of these?
I don't have the drill press but I have a Wen combo sander I got for Christmas and I'm pretty impressed with it. The quality is quite good for the price.
The things I would point out is the height adjustment is a lot easier with the rack and gear type vs just a clamp and the adjustment height range is kind of small. I found a older bigger used one for $50, if you are okay with used ones.
I have some Wen tools, no complaints, I even had a cheaper Harbor Freight drill press, pretty much the same as the Wen, no problems.
I have a 8in. harbor freight drill press. I wish it was much bigger. Like has been said for doing tuners you will be fine with anything but for many other tasks it will limit you. I would look for a used larger one also. Good thing about buying used is you can check it out before you buy. The chuck on mine has a small wobble in it so I kinda have to squint and find center.
I would go with one that has a crank to raise/lower the table.
Thanks for the reply's, just ordered the drill press.
I'm late to the party here, but I looked at the Wen and went with the slightly more expensive Skil. Why?
Three year warranty with a track record of handling problems. Cost more though, but there's another option out there.
And nice holes!