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Andrew24/10/2011 21:58:41
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I am intending to buy a floor standing drill press. My max budget would be £400.
I am inclined towards SIP 750 W model or the Jet ( under 400 £ ) model.
 
Any one has these machines? and any words of wisdom will be great.
 
Thanks in advance
 
Andrew.
dennis wake25/10/2011 10:32:55
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hi Andrew
i haven't got either of the drill presses that you are on about but if you are any were near harrogate then you my get a show deal that is worth waiting for it is on at the end of November. and i think sip and jet are there i think.
dennis
Simon Reeves25/10/2011 13:01:39
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Hi Andrew
 
I don't have the particular model you mention either, but I do have the Jet JDP-15 bench mounted version, which is 900W rather than 750 (the floor standing version is 1000W). Definitely worth the extra money IMHO. Very well made, with a 16mm keyless chuck and almost zero run-out for high accuracy. It also has a "wet" table so you can use lubricants when drilling metal if you need to. Nothing wrong with SIP tools either, so it really comes down to accuracy, spindle travel and things like throat depth.
 
As Dennis says, keep an eye out for the various shows where you can pick up real bargains.
 
Simon
Andrew25/10/2011 17:10:25
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Thanks guys for the advice.
 
Andrew.
Derek Lane25/10/2011 19:59:13
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If I was in the market I would go with the Jet machine espesialy if it comes from Axminster tools as I have heard they are good with customer back up. Which goes a long way.
 
Wullie Shields26/10/2011 11:07:04
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Hi
I have a Record pedestal drill for 3/4 years and have had no problems and you also have 5 years guarantee an excellant back up
willie
Nancy Brown 119/03/2018 04:51:07
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Posted by Derek Lane on 25/10/2011 19:59:13:
If I was in the market I would go with the Jet machine espesialy if it comes from Axminster tools as I have heard they are good with customer back up. Which goes a long way.
 
You are right Derek
 

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