Pick up this press for simple around home projects. It was easy to assemble and use. The flexible light it a nice feature. Overall cant complain for under $100
I am very happy with the 10" Bench Drill press. It adjusts easily to any position for varied work and performs well. The light is a nice touch but the laser does not help much. The unit is very heavy so it really needs its own stand or location for permanent fixture unless the user is pretty stout. Comes easy to setup and get started.
I've been researching lower end drill presses (for light woodworking tasks) for some time and decided on this Craftsman unit. Unpacked it today and spent a good hour-plus assembling the unit. Got to the final laser alignment step and the motor only hums. Tried multiple belt speeds (even no belt) and the motor just hums. Another 1/2 hr taking it all apart and a deadlift into my truck for tomorrows return. I guess I'll try one more time before looking into another brand. Sorry to see Craftsman tools have turned into ************** junk.
I was a little skeptical when I bought this, but after setting it up and running it, the spindle is very stable, other drill presses I've used have a wobbly spindle, this one is stable. The table finish wasn't the greatest, you can tell it's made of chinese steal, there were some little pits in the table and the grinded finish isn't the greatest on the table, but it's a table. For the price, it's a good drill press.
Overall this is a great drill press for the money. There is one area that could be improved. The crank for positioning the work platform could be angled back so the handle does not come forward of the post. As it is now, the handle interferes with the owner's ability to install a fence without providing a cutout for the handle. This is the only issue, and it is a minor one, so still a very good bang for the buck.
Broken switch cover out of the box, Laser didn't work at all. Not sure why you would need one (at least for my level of experience), Ordered replacement cover online, which went pretty smooth will review again once the switch cover comes in. Wish me luck to see what is wrong with the drill press that I will pick up today.
My husband was thrilled with how quickly this arrived after we ordered it. He had no problem getting it set up and ready to use right away. It doesn't take up too much space on his workbench, either.
The overall weight and machining of the parts impressed me. When it arrived I couldn't lift the box. To me that's a good sign as so much that is made today is plastic and this was not. It assembled without any problems in a couple hours (that includes reading the manual). To me that says that the machining was accurate as many tools, products that I have purchased I ended up having to work to fit the parts together. The laser worked as advertised, and as stated elsewhere on the web, the lines were large. But by adjusting them so that the drill bit shadow fell in the middle of each of the two lines I found them to be reasonably accurate and usable. A great help due to my advanced years and poor eyesight. On first look it seems to be a great product for the price.
worked verey good