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DP350 Benchtop Drill Press

Delta - DP350 Benchtop Drill Press

The Delta DP350 benchtop drill press features variable speed, a quality work light, and an offset table crank

$220 (As of 7/1/2007)

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Editor's Review: Tool Test: Benchtop Drill Presses

by Charlie Reina

review date: July 1, 2007

Delta's model DP350 benchtop drill press features variable speed from 500 to 3,100 rpm and an offset table crank. Its work light was the best we tested. The Delta lets you change speeds effortlessly by turning an arm while the motor is running. The depth setting mechanism, however, fell short in our tests. It received a grade of "fair."

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Editor Test Results:

Runout .004 in.
Time to bore 2 in. dia. by 3/4-in. deep hole 23 sec.
Speed Changing Excellent
Depth-Set Ease Fair

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Delta
Manufacturer's Web Site www.deltaportercable.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-223-7278
Quill stroke 3-1/4 in.
Chuck Capacity 1/2 in.
Chuck-to-Post Distance 6 in.
Horsepower 1/3 hp
Amps N/A
Volts 120v
Speed Variable: 500 rpm to 3,100
Quill to Benchtop 13-5/8 in.

Absolute junk! It is a good concept with poor engineering. It looks great and performs extremely poorly. The belt tensioner that allows for the Variable speed is designed so poorly it prevents practical usage of the machine. Delta, get your act together!

Purchased this on close-out from HD, for CAD$119. For that money, it was a no-brainer. I have been pleasantly surprised by the quality. I've been very happy with it, and the variable-speed adjustment is VERY convenient.A drill-press is not something I find myself using much in my shop, and this unit represented great value for a seldom-used benchtop tool.

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