75-100 Benchtop Drill Press - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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75-100 Benchtop Drill Press

General - 75-100 Benchtop Drill Press

The General 75-100 benchtop drill press features a deep chuck-to-post distance, a work light, and a belt-change handle

$450 (As of 7/1/2007)

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Editor Choice-Best Overall

Editor's Review: Tool Test: Benchtop Drill Presses

by Charlie Reina

review date: July 1, 2007

General International's 75-100 benchtop drill press stood out for performance and ease of use in our tests. It has the best drilling power with the least runout (.002 in.). We rated it Best Overall. This model features a work light and the deepest chuck-to-post distance of the models tested.

The General comes with a lever that allows you to move the motor forward and back for belt changing ease. The mechanism for setting depth is excellent. If you can afford the $450 price, it's the best you can buy.

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Editor Test Results:

Runout .002 in.
Time to bore 2 in. dia. by 3/4-in. deep hole 10 sec.
Speed Changing Very Good
Depth-Set Ease Excellent

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer General
Manufacturer's Web Site www.general.ca
Manufacturer's Phone Number 1-888-949-1161
Quill stroke 3-1/4 in.
Chuck Capacity 5/8 in.
Chuck-to-Post Distance 8-1/2 in.
Horsepower 3/4 hp
Amps N/A
Volts 110v
Speed 12 speeds (340-2800 rpm)
Quill to Benchtop 14 in.

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